Archive for January, 2013

  • BJ Upton In A Braves Uniform…Sorta

    BJ Upton In A Braves Uniform…Sorta

    January 9, 2013 at 12:49 pm 2 comments

    It must be getting close to baseball video game season. Earlier today we learned that David Price will be on the cover MLB2K13. And now we see that MLB the Show has released some screenshots showing players wearing throwback uniforms. One of those includes BJ Upton wearing a mid-1970s era […]

     
  • Rays Can Add ‘Another Larger Contract’ But Probably Won’t

    Rays Can Add ‘Another Larger Contract’ But Probably Won’t

    January 9, 2013 at 12:01 pm 13 comments

    Many of us have already given up hope of David Price signing a long-term extension beyond the 2015 season when he would become a free agent for the first time. However, in discussing the prospects of an extension for Price, Andrew Friedman did tell Marc Topkin of TampaBay.com that there […]

     
  • David Price Is Latest Member Of Rays To Be A Video Game Coverboy

    David Price Is Latest Member Of Rays To Be A Video Game Coverboy

    January 9, 2013 at 10:33 am 2 comments

    The latest incarnation of 2K Sports baseball video game franchise, MLB2K13, will feature David Price on the cover (via Jonathan Gantt). Price joins Evan Longoria as MLB2K coverboys. Longo was on the cover of MLB2K10. MLB2K13 will be released on March 5th. Price spoke with OperationSports.com and called the cover a […]

     
  • Happy New Year from a Rays Fan in Afghanistan

    Happy New Year from a Rays Fan in Afghanistan

    January 8, 2013 at 8:20 am 3 comments

    Greetings from cold, frigid Afghanistan, Wow, much has changed since I last wrote. I apologize for being gone for so long. Besides being in the somewhat frozen tundra of Afghanistan and doing my thing out here, I have also been working on my first book, a fictional tale that has […]

     
  • If You Loved Hating B.J. Upton, You Are Going To Love Yunel Escobar

    If You Loved Hating B.J. Upton, You Are Going To Love Yunel Escobar

    January 7, 2013 at 11:14 am 17 comments

    In a recent column, Buster Olney ranks the Rays infield as the fourth best in MLB, but names Escobar as the “x-factor.” And somebody with the Blue Jays had this very telling quote about Escobar… “Every day, he makes at least one major mistake on defense or running the bases.” […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Rays Odds And Ends

    January 7, 2013 at 10:30 am 1 comment

    Here are a few leftover links to get the week started… The Rays were one of several teams to recently scout Javier Vazquez. Vazquez last pitched with the Marlins in 2011. It is hard to believe anything will come of this. If he is indeed at 93 on the gun […]

     
  • Lance Berkman Found His ‘Carrot’ With The Rangers

    January 5, 2013 at 3:54 pm 8 comments

    Yesterday we speculated that Lance Berkman was already out of the Rays’ price range. And today Ken Rosenthal is reporting (via Twitter) that Berkman has agreed to a 1-year deal with the Rangers for $11 million, with an option year. Just a guess, but that is probably more than twice […]

     
  • The 12 Days Of Raysmas: Day 12 (Twelve Games For Wil Myers In May)

    The 12 Days Of Raysmas: Day 12 (Twelve Games For Wil Myers In May)

    January 5, 2013 at 1:00 pm 4 comments

    If you have been hanging around these parts for a while, you know that the model for this site is to tell you what the Rays have done, what they are doing and try to project what they will do based on what we have learned. Think of RI as […]

     
  • JP Howell Agrees To Deal With Dodgers

    January 4, 2013 at 10:08 pm 14 comments

    Buster Olney of ESPN.com is reporting that JP Howell has agreed to a 1-year, $3 million deal. Howell had been in the Rays organization since 2006 when he was acquired in a trade for Joey Gathright and Fernando Cortez. After making 18 starts for the Rays in 2006 and 2007, […]

     
  • Lance Berkman May Play In 2013, But Only If ‘The Carrot’ Is Big Enough

    Lance Berkman May Play In 2013, But Only If ‘The Carrot’ Is Big Enough

    January 4, 2013 at 7:23 pm 8 comments

    Through no real fault of their own, the Tampa Bay Rays have become the franchise where washed up veterans go to figure out they are washed up. That, along with Lance Berkman’s recent comments should have the Rays cautious in their pursuit of the former Cardinal. Berkman, whom the Rays […]