Articles by: Cork Gaines
 

  • It Would Cost The Rays As Much As $45 Million To Break Their Tropicana Field Contract

    It Would Cost The Rays As Much As $45 Million To Break Their Tropicana Field Contract

    November 13, 2014 at 2:39 pm 8 comments

    The Tampa Bay Rays and the City of St. Pete appear to be nearing a deal that would allow the Rays to “explore new stadium sites in Hillsborough County” and a deal could be reached before Christmas according to Stephen Nohlgren and Charlie Frago of TampaBay.com. Meh. That’s nice, I […]

     
  • Evan Longoria Hit A Grand Slam In Japan And The Japanese Announcers Were Excited

    Evan Longoria Hit A Grand Slam In Japan And The Japanese Announcers Were Excited

    November 13, 2014 at 10:37 am 0 comments

    Evan Longoria is in Japan for an exhibition series. Evan Longoria hit a grand slam. The Japanese announcers got excited when Evan Longoria hit a grand slam. Your browser does not support iframes. Likes(1)Dislikes(0)

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] What Rays Fans Need To Know Today

    [THE HANGOVER] What Rays Fans Need To Know Today

    November 13, 2014 at 8:41 am 10 comments

    Andrew Friedman had a funny comment about hitting the lottery with the Dodgers payroll. Andrew Friedman says laughing that he needs ‘crash course” on luxury tax rules now he has left #Rays for #Dodgers — Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) November 12, 2014 From the outhouse to the penthouse, I guess. THE […]

     
  • In 2005, Joe Maddon Beat Out Some Big Names To Become Rays Manager

    In 2005, Joe Maddon Beat Out Some Big Names To Become Rays Manager

    November 11, 2014 at 2:08 pm 0 comments

    After writing about the Rays’ unusual managerial search earlier today, I thought it would be fun to look back to see who else the Rays interviewed in 2005 when they ultimately hired Joe Maddon to replace Lou Piniella. Maddon was one of three finalists, along with John McLaren (Piniella’s bench […]

     
  • There Is Something Strange About The Rays’ Search For A New Manager And It Could Mark A New Beginning

    There Is Something Strange About The Rays’ Search For A New Manager And It Could Mark A New Beginning

    November 11, 2014 at 11:46 am 6 comments

    There is something surprising about the Tampa Bay Rays’ search for a new manager. No, it is not the surprising list of candidates, such as Raul Ibanez (still a player), Doug Glanville (no coaching experience), and Barry Larkin (coaching experience limited to exhibitions). Those are outside-the-box decisions and there is […]

     
  • Goose Gossage Wearing A Rays Cap We Have Never Seen Before

    Goose Gossage Wearing A Rays Cap We Have Never Seen Before

    November 11, 2014 at 10:06 am 3 comments

    I was looking through Pinterest when I came across a photo uploaded by Rays fan William Ulbricht. It comes from the Rays’ “Big Leaguer for a Day” event at The Trop last June. The thing that obviously stands out is Hall of Famer Goose Gossage is wearing Rays cap with […]

     
  • Rays Ask MLB To Investigate Cubs For Tampering With Joe Maddon

    Rays Ask MLB To Investigate Cubs For Tampering With Joe Maddon

    November 10, 2014 at 4:34 pm 1 comment

    After plenty of speculation, the Tampa Bay Rays have indeed asked Major League Baseball to investigate the Chicago Cubs for tampering with Joe Maddon while he was still under contract with the Rays according to Joel Sherman of the New York Post. It is the Rays’ contention Maddon only opted […]

     
  • Rays To Interview Hall Of Famer Barry Larkin For Managerial Position

    Rays To Interview Hall Of Famer Barry Larkin For Managerial Position

    November 10, 2014 at 3:18 pm 2 comments

    The Rays announced today that they have added two more candidates to their “intial round of interviews.” In addition to the original eight candidates, the Rays will also interview Hall of Famer Barry Larkin and Doug Glanville. Both currently serve as commentators for ESPN. Larkin has limited coaching experience and […]

     
  • Report: Rays Will Likely Trade Jeremy Hellickson This Week

    Report: Rays Will Likely Trade Jeremy Hellickson This Week

    November 10, 2014 at 11:34 am 13 comments

    The Rays are “moving closer” to trading Jeremy Hellickson and a deal could happen this week according to Joel Sherman of the New York Post. #Rays are moving closer to dealing Jeremy Hellickson to an NL team. Likely this week — Joel Sherman (@Joelsherman1) November 10, 2014 This should not […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] What Rays Fans Need To Know Today

    [THE HANGOVER] What Rays Fans Need To Know Today

    November 10, 2014 at 8:48 am 1 comment

    The Josh Lueke era in the Rays’ organization now appears to finally be over. Lueke was one of 21 Rays minor leaguers who were granted free agency. Lueke spent each of the last three seasons splitting time between triple-A Durham and the Rays’ bullpen. Originally acquired in a trade for […]