Archive for February, 2014

  • Two Amazing Photos Of The Tampa Bay Rays Press Conference

    Two Amazing Photos Of The Tampa Bay Rays Press Conference

    February 14, 2014 at 12:53 pm 3 comments

    Joe Maddon and Andrew Friedman met with the media today on the eve of spring training. They will have the usual talking points (“we have a chance to be very good”). But more importantly, the presser produced two amazing photos. Here is the scene and it appears that Maddon didn’t […]

     
  • Tampa Bay Rays 2014 Spring Training Roster And Notes

    Tampa Bay Rays 2014 Spring Training Roster And Notes

    February 14, 2014 at 8:30 am 2 comments

    Below you will see the Rays’ Spring Training roster broken into two parts, the 40-man roster and the non-roster invitees (click on images for a larger view). Remember, in order to play for the Rays during the regular season, a player must be on the 40-man roster, which includes players […]

     
  • Rays To Sign Erik Bedard

    Rays To Sign Erik Bedard

    February 14, 2014 at 7:37 am 2 comments

    [Update] Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com is reporting that the two sides have reached an agreement. [Earlier] he Rays are “likely to sign” lefty Erik Bedard  to a minor league contract according to Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times. If Bedard pitches well in spring training he could have an […]

     
  • Jose Lobaton Traded To Washington Nationals

    Jose Lobaton Traded To Washington Nationals

    February 13, 2014 at 10:32 am 17 comments

    Jose Lobaton has been traded to the Washington Nationals for right-handed pitcher Nate Karns. In addition to Lobaton, the Rays also gave the Nationals pitcher Felipe Rivero, who was the 13th best prospect in the organization last year, and Drew Vettleson, the Rays’ first-round pick in the 2010 draft. At […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Discussing Jose Lobaton’s Decision And A Public Marriage Proposal For A Rays Pitcher

    [THE HANGOVER] Discussing Jose Lobaton’s Decision And A Public Marriage Proposal For A Rays Pitcher

    February 12, 2014 at 11:27 am 1 comment

    3 days until Rays pitchers and catchers report. 16 days until the first spring training game. 47 days until opening day. A few more odds and ends… Not sure why Jose Lobaton would refuse to show up to camp, but his agent says he will be there. [TampaBay.com] Ryan Hannigan […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Discussing New Stadium Land, Jonny Gomes’ New Tattoo, And Joe Maddon’s Rant

    [THE HANGOVER] Discussing New Stadium Land, Jonny Gomes’ New Tattoo, And Joe Maddon’s Rant

    February 10, 2014 at 9:28 am 15 comments

    5 days until Rays pitchers and catchers report. 18 days until the first spring training game. 49 days until opening day. A few odds and ends to kick off the week… Stephen Nohlgren and Richard Danielson, along with the Tampa mayor, explain why Lightning owner Jeff Vinik might not want […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Discussing Rodney’s New Team And Projecting The 2014 Season

    [THE HANGOVER] Discussing Rodney’s New Team And Projecting The 2014 Season

    February 7, 2014 at 10:30 am 1 comment

    Before we get to the links, there is a new website in the area, TampaBayBaseballMarket.com, which will take a closer look at the viability of the region to support baseball. They already have several posts up looking back at attendance from the last few years. Check it out. Some odds […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Discussing A Jose Lobaton Rumor And Whether David Price Is Now Untouchable

    [THE HANGOVER] Discussing A Jose Lobaton Rumor And Whether David Price Is Now Untouchable

    February 5, 2014 at 10:06 am 12 comments

    Jim Bowden of ESPN.com has a couple of Rays-related nuggets in his lastest column. First, Bowden says the Rays have decided to not trade David Price. That’s really not a surprise to Rays fans. However, Bowden makes it sound more definitive than it probably is. We’ve known for a while […]

     
  • Rays To Support Local T-Ball Leagues With Some Pretty Cool Looking Uniforms

    Rays To Support Local T-Ball Leagues With Some Pretty Cool Looking Uniforms

    February 4, 2014 at 1:50 pm 7 comments

    The Tampa Bay Rays have announced a partnership with 70 t-ball baseball leagues in Hillsborough, Manatee, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk and Sarasota counties that will provide jerseys and caps to more than 5,500 little leaguers. The value of the project has been estimated at over $115,000. At first I was worried […]

     
  • Rays Invite 11 More Minor Leaguers To Spring Training

    Rays Invite 11 More Minor Leaguers To Spring Training

    February 3, 2014 at 4:11 pm 1 comment

    2011 first-round draft pick Mikie Mahtook highlights the list of 11 minor leaguers that have been invited to participate in spring training this year. Here are the other players, which includes three catchers. Extra catchers are always needed in the spring to help work all the pitchers in camp: C […]