Archive for November, 2013

  • Durham Bulls New Road Jersey Is Not Safe For Fans With OCD

    Durham Bulls New Road Jersey Is Not Safe For Fans With OCD

    November 25, 2013 at 1:38 pm 6 comments

    The Durham Bulls are redesigning their uniforms and have now unveiled the new road jersey. The font is similar to the style used on Texas Rangers jerseys, which is busy, but fine. The big issue is the slanted lettering. I’m not sure I have ever seen lettering rise like that […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Discussing The Danger Of Jose Molina’s New Contract

    [THE HANGOVER] Discussing The Danger Of Jose Molina’s New Contract

    November 25, 2013 at 11:19 am 3 comments

    The Rays are expected to formally announce a new deal for Jose Molina this week and according to Marc Topkin it will be a 2-year deal and Molina will make $1.75 million in 2014 and $2.75 million in 2015 ($4.5 million total). I do understand what Molina brings to the […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Discussing A 2-Year Deal For Jose Molina

    [THE HANGOVER] Discussing A 2-Year Deal For Jose Molina

    November 22, 2013 at 8:46 am 12 comments

    Looks like the Rays are moving quickly to answer another off-season question as they appear to be close to re-signing Jose Molina according to Buster Olney. And here is the somewhat surprising part: It is a 2-year deal. My initial reaction this report: As a coach? My second reaction: We […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Discussing Roster Additions, The Easiest Job In Sports, And A New Home For Briggy

    [THE HANGOVER] Discussing Roster Additions, The Easiest Job In Sports, And A New Home For Briggy

    November 21, 2013 at 11:44 am 2 comments

    The Rays added four minor leaguers to the 40-man roster to protect them from the upcoming Rule 5 draft. The players added: Infielder Vince Belnome – The Durham Bulls MVP in 2013 hit .300 with 8 home runs and a .408 OBP in 127 games playing 1B, 2B, and 3B. […]

     
  • Why The Rays Will Have Five DHs (Not Four) In 2014

    Why The Rays Will Have Five DHs (Not Four) In 2014

    November 20, 2013 at 11:29 am 12 comments

    Andrew Friedman shed a little light on one of the Rays’ biggest question marks this off-season when he explained at the general managers meetings that the Rays may use four current players as regular designated hitters next season (via TBO.com)… “Executive vice president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman said at […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Discussing The Next DH, A New Reliever, And Bud Selig’s Latest

    [THE HANGOVER] Discussing The Next DH, A New Reliever, And Bud Selig’s Latest

    November 19, 2013 at 9:10 am 14 comments

    To the surprise of nobody that watches the Rays, the team will go with a 20-man platoon at DH in 2014. OK, maybe not 20-man officially. It will actually be four guys according to Roger Mooney. But that will just be for starters. In fact, the Rays should just rename […]

     
  • Jeff Niemann Is No Longer A Pitcher For The Tampa Bay Rays

    Jeff Niemann Is No Longer A Pitcher For The Tampa Bay Rays

    November 18, 2013 at 4:39 pm 6 comments

    Jeff Niemann is no longer a member of the Tampa Bay Rays according to Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com. Niemann was outrighted off of the 40-man roster and chose to become a free agent. Niemann, who missed all of the 2013 season, has accumulated five years of service time which allows […]

     
  • Mariano Rivera and the Face of Victory

    Mariano Rivera and the Face of Victory

    November 16, 2013 at 9:11 am 3 comments

    Jordi Scrubbings is back with his latest take on baseball and the Raysiverse… In case you missed the hoopla, hoorahs, and heaping helpings of hubble-bubble, Yankees reliever Mariano Rivera retired at the end of the 2013 baseball season. After 19 years in the game playing for only one team and […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Scott Boras Thinks The Rays Should Be In New Jersey And It Has Nothing To Do With What’s Best For The Team

    [THE HANGOVER] Scott Boras Thinks The Rays Should Be In New Jersey And It Has Nothing To Do With What’s Best For The Team

    November 14, 2013 at 9:46 am 3 comments

    At the general managers meetings in Orlando, Scott Boras chimed in on the Rays’ ugly stadium situation and suggested the team would be better off in New Jersey (via NJ.com)… “I would say the Tale of Two Cities: The one they’re in and the one they should be in…I think […]

     
  • Wil Myers Wins A.L. Rookie Of The Year Award And It Wasn’t Even Close

    Wil Myers Wins A.L. Rookie Of The Year Award And It Wasn’t Even Close

    November 11, 2013 at 6:22 pm 1 comment

    Wil Myers has been named the top rookie of the American League for the 2013 season and it wasn’t even close. Myers received 23 of the 30 first-place votes. Chris Archer finished third with a single first-place vote (see full voting breakdown below). Myers is the third Rays player to win […]