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  • Tailgating Game 102: David Price Sweepstakes Takes An Interesting Turn

    Tailgating Game 102: David Price Sweepstakes Takes An Interesting Turn

    July 23, 2014 at 4:47 pm 0 comments

    Playing A Little Pepper… The David Price sweepstakes just took an interesting turn. Major League Baseball held their Competitive Balance Lottery today, which awards some small market and low revenue clubs with extra draft picks after the first or second round. The Rays did not get any extra picks, but […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Discussing A Big Win Led By A Rookie And 3 No-Name Relievers

    [THE HANGOVER] Discussing A Big Win Led By A Rookie And 3 No-Name Relievers

    July 23, 2014 at 7:30 am 10 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 7, Cardinals 2 (boxscore) THE GOOD: Jake Odorizzi. It was the rookie versus the All-Star starter in the first game of a long stretch against […]

     
  • Tailgating Game 101: Rays (47-53) At Cardinals (54-45)

    Tailgating Game 101: Rays (47-53) At Cardinals (54-45)

    July 22, 2014 at 5:16 pm 2 comments

    Playing A Little Pepper… Jake Odorizzi will bat 8th tonight…Joel Peralta has been placed on the DL with the illness he thinks he contracted over the break. Jeff Beliveau has been called up to take his place. The move is retroactive to July 13, so Peralta can return next week…David […]

     
  • Rays Telling Teams David Price And Ben Zobrist Will Not Be Traded In Next 7 Days

    Rays Telling Teams David Price And Ben Zobrist Will Not Be Traded In Next 7 Days

    July 22, 2014 at 7:47 am 21 comments

    In an interview with WEEI in Boston, Peter Gammons said that “people in Seattle” thought they were close to a trade with the Rays for Zobrist, but that the Rays backed off. More importantly, the Rays are now telling teams that they will wait until the deadline to make a […]

     
  • More David Price And Ben Zobrist Trade Rumors With An Evan Longoria Cameo

    More David Price And Ben Zobrist Trade Rumors With An Evan Longoria Cameo

    July 21, 2014 at 9:54 am 6 comments

    When it comes to the David Price sweepstakes, it appears as though four teams have emerged as the favorites, the Dodgers, the Cardinals, the Mariners, and the Rays. Despite the Rays playing better, the team is still talking with other teams about potential trades that would involve Price and/or Ben […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Discussing The Rays And Their Return To The Playoff Race

    [THE HANGOVER] Discussing The Rays And Their Return To The Playoff Race

    July 21, 2014 at 7:44 am 3 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 5, Twins 3 (boxscore) THE GOOD: All-around offense. We can point to James Loney’s 7 hits in the series sweep of the Twins if we want […]

     
  • Tailgating Game 100: Rays (46-53) At Twins (44-52)

    Tailgating Game 100: Rays (46-53) At Twins (44-52)

    July 20, 2014 at 11:30 am 3 comments

    Playing A Little Pepper… The Rays are now 46-53, 4.5 games behind the Blue Jays for 3rd place in the East (5 in loss column). The win also moved the Rays ahead of the Twins in the Wild Card standings and there are now 5 teams between the Rays and […]

     
  • Tailgating Game 99: More On Trade Talks With Mariners

    Tailgating Game 99: More On Trade Talks With Mariners

    July 19, 2014 at 3:39 pm 18 comments

    Playing A Little Pepper… No surprise here, but Jon Heyman does confirm that the Rays have discussed top pitching prospect Taijuan Walker with the Mariners in a potential deal that would include David Price, Ben Zobrist, or both. According to Heyman, the two teams have discussed deal involving both players […]

     
  • Tailgating Game 98: Rays (44-53) At Twins (44-50)

    Tailgating Game 98: Rays (44-53) At Twins (44-50)

    July 18, 2014 at 7:01 pm 0 comments

    Playing A Little Pepper… Ryan Hanigan has been placed on the DL with an oblique injury, retroactive to July 9, so there is a good chance he will be on the DL for only a week. Curt Casali (above with Vanderbilt) has been promoted and is in the starting lineup […]

     
  • Mariners Trying To Trade For David Price And Ben Zobrist

    Mariners Trying To Trade For David Price And Ben Zobrist

    July 17, 2014 at 2:49 pm 25 comments

    Earlier today we learned that Ben Zobrist is likely to be dealt if David Price is traded. Now comes word that they may both be dealt at the same time. The Rays are currently in talks with the Seattle Mariners about a trade that would involve both Price and Zobrist […]