Archive for June, 2014

  • Rays Now Say There Is A Good Chance They Will Keep David Price If Team Plays Better

    Rays Now Say There Is A Good Chance They Will Keep David Price If Team Plays Better

    June 30, 2014 at 7:46 pm 7 comments

    The Rays now say they are less likely to trade David Price if the team continues to play better and find their way back into the race. Earlier today, Price told the media, “the better we play, the less likely that I will be traded.” Tim Kurkjian of ESPN spoke […]

     
  • Tailgating Game 85: Rays (35-49) At Yankees (41-39)

    June 30, 2014 at 4:45 pm 0 comments

    Playing A Little Pepper… The Rays claimed pitcher Cory Burns off of waivers from the Rangers. He will be assigned to double-A Montgomery and take a spot on the 40-man roster. To make room, the Rays designated double-A pitcher Angel Sanchez for assignment…The Rays have won two games in a […]

     
  • Toe Nash’s Unfinished Story

    Toe Nash’s Unfinished Story

    June 30, 2014 at 11:36 am 5 comments

    This Sunday, ESPN Outside the Lines ran a short segment on former Devil Rays prospect Gregory “Toe” Nash. If you haven’t seen it, here is the link. It’s short, only 6:30 minutes, and well worth your time. I’ve mentioned Nash a few times on this site. The first time, I […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Discussing Matt Joyce’s Record-Setting Day And More David Price Rumors

    [THE HANGOVER] Discussing Matt Joyce’s Record-Setting Day And More David Price Rumors

    June 30, 2014 at 7:36 am 9 comments

    The GBT – The Good, The Bad and The Telling sandwich, where The Bad is nice and lean and the The Telling is ripe. RAYS 12, Orioles 7 (boxscore) THE GOOD: Matt Joyce. Sweet Swingin’ tied the franchise record with 5 hits and 12 total bases in what was his […]

     
  • Andrew Friedman On Trading David Price: ‘It’s our only chance for success’

    Andrew Friedman On Trading David Price: ‘It’s our only chance for success’

    June 28, 2014 at 6:03 pm 9 comments

    We still don’t know when David Price will be traded. But if you were still holding out hope that Price would stay with the Rays through next season or even beyond, Andrew Friedman is here to crap on your dreams. Tyler Kepner of the New York Times asked Friedman about […]

     
  • Sun Sports Had Another Perfectly Timed Graphic Seconds Before Desmond Jennings’ Lead-Off Home Run

    Sun Sports Had Another Perfectly Timed Graphic Seconds Before Desmond Jennings’ Lead-Off Home Run

    June 28, 2014 at 3:37 pm 0 comments

    With Desmond Jennings leading off the game against the Orioles this afternoon, Sun Sports placed the graphic seen above on the screen. The point of the graphic was to show that lefties hit Wei-Yin Chen well, but all the home runs come from right-handed batters. 10.0 seconds later, Jennings, a […]

     
  • Tailgating Game 83: Rays (33-49) At Orioles (42-37)

    Tailgating Game 83: Rays (33-49) At Orioles (42-37)

    June 28, 2014 at 1:25 pm 4 comments

    Playing A Little Pepper… Yunel Escobar is still sidelined with a shoulder injury and will not start today’s game. Evan Longoria gets a day off from the field and will DH…Rays pitchers have 709 strikeouts, the most in MLB history after 81 games. If the Rays can strikeout 28 more batters […]

     
  • Tailgating Games 81&82: Discussing More David Price Trade Rumors

    Tailgating Games 81&82: Discussing More David Price Trade Rumors

    June 27, 2014 at 10:01 am 4 comments

    Playing A Little Pepper… The David Price rumors continue to heat up. Bill Shaikin of the LA Times calls the Dodgers “a long shot,” to acquire Price, but notes they cannot be ruled out…Here is a breakdown of Rays attendance. Ken Rosenthal says the Cardinals can afford Price but warns […]

     
  • David Price Hints That He Is About To Be Traded

    David Price Hints That He Is About To Be Traded

    June 25, 2014 at 9:41 pm 8 comments

    When David Price walked off the field in the ninth inning of today’s game it just felt different. His walk was slower. The tip of his cap felt more touching. And the reception from the players in the dugout looked more like a tribute from players that respect one of […]

     
  • Tailgating Game 80: Rays (31-48) Vs Pirates (39-38)

    June 25, 2014 at 10:25 am 5 comments

    Playing A Little Pepper… Will today be David Price’s last start with the Rays?…Ben Zobrist will start at shortstop for the 5th time this season as Yunel Escobar sits with a sore shoulder. Escobar may be available during the game. Game Graph… [Will be up at game time] Source: FanGraphs […]