Archive for February, 2014

  • [THE HANGOVER] Friday Morning Odds And Ends

    [THE HANGOVER] Friday Morning Odds And Ends

    February 28, 2014 at 10:16 am 0 comments

    THE JUNKYARD DOGS WEBTOPIA… Juan Sandoval resolved his visa issue and has reported to camp. Juan Carlos Oviedo and Wilson Betemit have not. The Rays play their spring training opener today. Erik Bedard will start for the Rays. Here are the lineups for the game. Eight regular season games are […]

     
  • Breaking Down Don Zimmer’s 66 Years In Baseball

    Breaking Down Don Zimmer’s 66 Years In Baseball

    February 27, 2014 at 8:31 pm 0 comments

    Don Zimmer first became coach of the Tampa Bay Devil Rays ten years ago, in 2004. It was his 56th year in professional baseball, so he wore no. 56. This year Zim is back and this is his 66th year in baseball and he will wear no. 66. It will […]

     
  • Carl Crawford Has An Early Candidate For Worst Slide Of The Season

    Carl Crawford Has An Early Candidate For Worst Slide Of The Season

    February 27, 2014 at 1:42 pm 2 comments

    I think it is safe to say that Carl Crawford’s sliding is not in mid-season form. This happened on a foul ball which I am sure made for a long walk back to first base and some healthy laughs from his teammates.

     
  • Here Is The Rays’ 2014 St. Patrick’s Day Jersey They Will Never Wear

    Here Is The Rays’ 2014 St. Patrick’s Day Jersey They Will Never Wear

    February 27, 2014 at 12:09 pm 2 comments

    Once again, a number of Major League teams will wear green jerseys on St. Patrick’s Day and the MLB shop now has those jerseys on sale for 15 teams, including the Rays. This is significant because this is the first time the Rays have introduced a special jersey for St. […]

     
  • Rays Payroll Now Projected To Top $80 Million For The First Time

    Rays Payroll Now Projected To Top $80 Million For The First Time

    February 27, 2014 at 11:42 am 2 comments

    With spring training games starting tomorrow, we now have a good idea what the 40-man roster is going to look like. Earlier this week we looked at the likely opening day roster. Here is the projected 40-man roster and and the payroll. If no other changes are made to the […]

     
  • Josh Lueke Has Beard Pigtails

    Josh Lueke Has Beard Pigtails

    February 26, 2014 at 7:54 pm 1 comment

    I don’t know what else to call this than “beard pigtails.” Good lord, Josh Lueke, if the goal was to enhance your villain reputation, it worked (be sure to scroll down).

     
  • Roberto Hernandez Gave Up A Long Home Run In First Start With Phillies

    Roberto Hernandez Gave Up A Long Home Run In First Start With Phillies

    February 26, 2014 at 2:13 pm 7 comments

    Roberto Hernandez made his first start for the Phillies in their spring training opener and he picked up right where he left off with the Rays. Hernandez, who gave up 24 home runs for the Rays last season, gave up a home run to Jose Bautista in the first inning […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Discussing A Triple-A Twitter War And Alex Cobb As The #2 Starter

    [THE HANGOVER] Discussing A Triple-A Twitter War And Alex Cobb As The #2 Starter

    February 26, 2014 at 10:49 am 3 comments

    The Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs, the triple-A affiliate of the Phillies, released a new uniform set that includes a bacon cap and a bacon jersey (see at right, click for a larger view). The uniform was a bit of an internet sensation. And then the Durham Bulls chimed in on […]

     
  • Rays Prospect Does A Horrible Jay Z Impression

    Rays Prospect Does A Horrible Jay Z Impression

    February 25, 2014 at 1:24 pm 2 comments

    I am not sure why Kevin Kiermaier was asked to do a Jay Z impression or why he agreed to do it for an MLB camera or even why he did it in front of a green screen, but here it is…

     
  • Projecting The Rays’ Opening Day Roster As Spring Training Begins

    Projecting The Rays’ Opening Day Roster As Spring Training Begins

    February 25, 2014 at 7:30 am 13 comments

    Here is the latest opening day roster projections as Spring Training gets underway (notes and thoughts on the projection can be found below). LINEUP We know Jose Molina and Ryan Hanigan will split the catching duties. We know Evan Longoria, Yunel Escobar, Ben Zobrist, and James Loney will be the […]