Articles by: Cork Gaines
 

  • Baseball insider questions free agency and the draft and how it screws teams like the Rays

    Baseball insider questions free agency and the draft and how it screws teams like the Rays

    February 5, 2016 at 12:32 pm 0 comments

    We recently wrote about the case of the Tampa Bay Rays and how they are getting screwed by a system designed to help them. In the latest case, there is apparently mutual interest for the Rays to sign free agent shortstop Ian Desmond. However, because of MLB’s wonky free agency […]

     
  • MLB insider calls the Rays his ‘crush,’ thinks they are a playoff team

    MLB insider calls the Rays his ‘crush,’ thinks they are a playoff team

    February 2, 2016 at 2:18 pm 7 comments

    Sports Illustrated gave the Rays a D+ for their offseason moves and seemingly little chance of making the playoffs. Now comes Jon Paul Morosi of Fox Sports who has a completely different spin on the Rays’ offseason moves — he likes what the Rays did, a lot. Morosi was a guest on […]

     
  • The Rays are getting screwed by a rule designed to protect teams like the Rays

    The Rays are getting screwed by a rule designed to protect teams like the Rays

    January 29, 2016 at 11:34 am 9 comments

    Sports Illustrated gave the Rays a D+ for their off-season moves. That was before the Rays traded Jake McGee for Corey Dickerson and a prospect on Thursday, but it is unlikely that one move would move the needle very much. Well, it sounds like the Rays want to make another […]

     
  • Sports Illustrated gives the Rays a D+ for their off-season moves

    Sports Illustrated gives the Rays a D+ for their off-season moves

    January 25, 2016 at 9:38 am 14 comments

    It seems like every year the Rays enter the off-season seemingly needing just one or two big pieces to turn the corner and most off-seasons it seems like the Rays come up a little short. That being said, in most winters, the Rays typically do something that at least gets the […]

     
  • Chris Archer’s hair is taking on a life of its own

    Chris Archer’s hair is taking on a life of its own

    January 11, 2016 at 11:32 am 1 comment

    Chris Archer did not cut his hair all season. It appears that the practice has continued into the off-season. Live NOW on @MLBNetwork: the one and only @ChrisArcher42. pic.twitter.com/YfUx3tc2ja — Tampa Bay Rays (@RaysBaseball) January 11, 2016 At this rate, Likes(0)Dislikes(1)

     
  • Sudden surge in Fred McGriff’s Hall of Fame voting is probably too little, too late

    Sudden surge in Fred McGriff’s Hall of Fame voting is probably too little, too late

    January 7, 2016 at 11:25 am 4 comments

    On Wednesday the Baseball Writers Association of America announced that Ken Griffey Jr. and Mike Piazza had been elected into the Hall of Fame. More importantly for Rays fans, former outfielder Randy Winn was robbed by not receiving a single vote in his first year of eligibility. Wait. That’s not […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] What Rays fans need to know today

    [THE HANGOVER] What Rays fans need to know today

    January 4, 2016 at 11:17 am 0 comments

    Here are a few links to start the week… Evan Longoria got married. [TBO.com] A recap of the past year in the Rays’ search for a new stadium. Basically nothing happened. Oh yay. [Shadow of the Stadium] One of the prospects received in the Wil Myers trade is listed as one […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] What Rays fans need to know today

    [THE HANGOVER] What Rays fans need to know today

    December 28, 2015 at 8:38 am 7 comments

    A few odds and ends to start off the last week of 2015… John Jaso has signed a 2-year deal with the Pirates to be their first baseman. Brandon Gomes has signed a minor league deal with the Cubs. Only 40% of Bay Area residents surveyed say they care “a lot” about […]

     
  • After 3 years in prison, former Rays prospect Matt Bush signs with the Texas Rangers

    After 3 years in prison, former Rays prospect Matt Bush signs with the Texas Rangers

    December 21, 2015 at 11:59 am 5 comments

    In the latest proof that there is always a job in professional sports if one is talented enough, the Texas Rangers have signed former Rays prospect Matt Bush, who recently completed a three-year prison sentence stemming from a DUI accident that nearly killed a motorcyclist. Evan Grant of the Dallas […]

     
  • The latest Rays trade rumor is being misreported by many outlets

    The latest Rays trade rumor is being misreported by many outlets

    December 21, 2015 at 9:07 am 1 comment

    At this point, it might be easier to create a list of teams not interested in trading for one of the Rays’ many starting pitchers. But for the sake of sanity, we’ll just keep ticking off the teams that have reportedly talked to the Rays about trades. The latest is the […]