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  • Why Joe Maddon May Not Be Managing The Rays Next Season

    Why Joe Maddon May Not Be Managing The Rays Next Season

    September 2, 2014 at 12:16 pm 0 comments

    There are only 24 games left in the 2014 season and as strange as it may sound, these may be the final 24 games for Joe Maddon as manager of the Tampa Bay Rays. Marc Topkin recently brought the subject up in a longer column on the final month and […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Discussing A Rare Walk-Off Win For The Rays

    [THE HANGOVER] Discussing A Rare Walk-Off Win For The Rays

    September 2, 2014 at 8:02 am 1 comment

    The GBT – The Good, The Bad and The Telling sandwich, where The Bad is nice and lean and the The Telling is ripe. RAYS (boxscore) THE GOOD: Evan Longoria.Wil Myers’ opposite field double was a nice sight. But even better was Evan Longoria coming through with the 2-out, 2-run […]

     
  • Tailgating Game 137: First Round Of September Call-ups Announced

    Tailgating Game 137: First Round Of September Call-ups Announced

    August 31, 2014 at 11:49 am 0 comments

    Playing A Little Pepper… In the first wave of September call-ups, the Rays will bring up Curt Casali and pitchers Steve Geltz and Brandon Gomes. David DeJesus will also be activated on Monday. There will be another round of call-ups after the Durham Bulls’ postseason run ends…Kelly Johnson has been […]

     
  • Tailgating Game 135: Rays Trying To Do Something Not Seen In The AL Since 1981

    Tailgating Game 135: Rays Trying To Do Something Not Seen In The AL Since 1981

    August 29, 2014 at 3:33 pm 1 comment

    Lineup… Playing a Little Pepper… The Rays have committed an error in 5 straight games for the first time since 2012…If Chris Archer allows fewer than 2 earned runs tonight, he would match the club record for 5 straight starts allowing 0 or 1 runs. He has not allowed a […]

     
  • Playing A Little Pepper: 9 Questions For The Rays

    Playing A Little Pepper: 9 Questions For The Rays

    August 29, 2014 at 12:34 pm 6 comments

    First Inning. Who will be the opening day shortstop for the Rays in 2015? Yunel Escobar. He’s got a contract. It’s relatively cheap. And the Rays don’t want Ben Zobrist to play shortstop everyday. If they did, they had plenty of other opportunities to do it. Now, 2016 is a […]

     
  • Tailgating Game 134: The Best Section To Catch Foul Balls At The Trop

    Tailgating Game 134: The Best Section To Catch Foul Balls At The Trop

    August 28, 2014 at 2:44 pm 0 comments

    Lineup… Playing A Little Pepper… Here is a handy little map put together by Time.com showing the best sections to sit in if you want to catch a foul ball at “Tropicana Park.” Game Graph… [Will be up at game time] Source: FanGraphs Likes(0)Dislikes(0)

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Discussing Another Big Start For Drew Smyly And Keeping Yunel Escobar

    [THE HANGOVER] Discussing Another Big Start For Drew Smyly And Keeping Yunel Escobar

    August 28, 2014 at 8:56 am 25 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 3, Orioles 1 (boxscore) THE GOOD: Drew Smyly. Since the Rays traded David Price to the Tigers for Drew Smyly and a bucket of balls, […]

     
  • Tailgating Game 133: Arizona Fall League Rosters Announced

    Tailgating Game 133: Arizona Fall League Rosters Announced

    August 27, 2014 at 3:50 pm 1 comment

    Lineup… Playing A Little Pepper… The Rays will 7 players to play for the Arizona Fall League including pitchers Zach Cooper (Class-A Charlotte), Matt Lollis (Double- A Montgomery), Colton Reavis (Charlotte), Jaime Schultz (Char- lotte), catchers Justin O’Conner (Montgomery) C Luke Maile, infielder Patrick Leonard (Charlotte), and outfielder Kes Carter […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Discussing Desmond Jennings’ New Muscle And Complete Lack Of Power Or Speed Or Defense

    [THE HANGOVER] Discussing Desmond Jennings’ New Muscle And Complete Lack Of Power Or Speed Or Defense

    August 27, 2014 at 8:01 am 27 comments

    The GBT – The Good, The Bad and The Telling sandwich, where The Bad is nice and lean and the The Telling is ripe. Orioles 4, RAYS 2 (boxscore) THE GOOD: Joe Maddon’s charity t-shirts. Should have brought this up earlier, but Joe Maddon is wearing a different t-shirt every […]

     
  • Tailgating Game 132: Rays’ Protest Denied By MLB

    Tailgating Game 132: Rays’ Protest Denied By MLB

    August 26, 2014 at 4:42 pm 0 comments

    Lineup… Playing A Little Pepper… Ryan Hanigan has been activated from the DL and Curt Casali has been sent to single-A Charlotte. The move for Casali is simple procedural since it will allow him to be promoted back to the Rays after Charlotte’s season ends on Sunday…The Rays’ protest of […]