Articles by: Cork Gaines
 

  • Once Again, Howard Bryant Nails It When It Comes To Stadium Woes For The Rays

    Once Again, Howard Bryant Nails It When It Comes To Stadium Woes For The Rays

    April 8, 2014 at 3:22 pm 10 comments

    At this point we are all used to the national media slamming the Rays and their attendance with the same 2-3 talking points that may be partially or even entirely true, but are lacking in actual substance or deeper research. But if there is one voice of reason out there […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Discussing Matt Moore’s Injury, Heath Bell’s Struggles, And A Red-Hot Longo

    [THE HANGOVER] Discussing Matt Moore’s Injury, Heath Bell’s Struggles, And A Red-Hot Longo

    April 8, 2014 at 7:41 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. Royals 4, RAYS 2 (boxscore) THE GOOD: Evan Longoria. Longo is quietly off to a hot start with 4 multi-hit games already including 3 hits last […]

     
  • Heath Bell’s In-Game Implosion Included Hitting Omar Infante In The Face

    Heath Bell’s In-Game Implosion Included Hitting Omar Infante In The Face

    April 7, 2014 at 9:48 pm 8 comments

    Heath Bell is having a bad game, giving up 2 runs on 3 hits in just 1.2 innings. The big blow was a bases-clearing double he gave up after relieving Cesar Ramos. But Bell was just getting started. Later, a pitch got away from Bell as he hit Omar Infante […]

     
  • Matt Moore Injured His Pitching Arm

    Matt Moore Injured His Pitching Arm

    April 7, 2014 at 8:54 pm 3 comments

    Matt Moore had to be pulled from tonight’s game in the fifth inning after apparently injuring his pitching arm on a pitch. Immediately after throwing the pitch, Moore spun around and winced in pain. He then called catcher Ryan Hanigan out to the mound. We don’t know the extent of […]

     
  • Tailgating Game 8: Rays (4-3) At Royals (2-3)

    Tailgating Game 8: Rays (4-3) At Royals (2-3)

    April 7, 2014 at 3:40 pm 2 comments

    Playing A Little Pepper… David DeJesus is not in tonight’s lineup. However, that may have to do more with the Royals starting a lefty and Joe Maddon wanting to get Sean Rodriguez in the lineup…The Rays are 3-13 all-time in Road openers and 2-6 under Joe Maddon. However, over the […]

     
  • The Rays’ Roster Is Not Going To Change Much In Next Few Years

    The Rays’ Roster Is Not Going To Change Much In Next Few Years

    April 7, 2014 at 8:30 am 4 comments

    If you like this Rays team, that is good. Because outside of possibly trading David Price before next season, the lineup and the starting pitchers are all probably going to be here for a while. Below is a look at the Rays’ regular lineup along with the top six starting […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Discussing Cobb Vs. Darvish, Stadium Talks, And Longer Games

    [THE HANGOVER] Discussing Cobb Vs. Darvish, Stadium Talks, And Longer Games

    April 7, 2014 at 7:30 am 7 comments

    The GBT – The Good, The Bad and The Telling sandwich, where The Bad is nice and lean and the The Telling is ripe. Rangers 3, RAYS 0 (boxscore) THE GOOD: Alex Cobb. While the result was not what you would like, this was a great game between an Ace […]

     
  • Tailgating With The Rays: Rays (4-2) Vs Rangers (2-3)

    Tailgating With The Rays: Rays (4-2) Vs Rangers (2-3)

    April 6, 2014 at 12:07 pm 1 comment

    Playing A Little Pepper… The Rangers activated Yu Darvish today from the disabled list to face the Rays…David DeJesus will DH again today but is expected to return to the field in Kansas City on Monday…Brandon Guyer won the Al Lopez Award, given to the Rays’ most outstanding rookie during […]

     
  • Tailgating With The Rays: Game 6

    April 5, 2014 at 6:12 pm 0 comments

    Playing A Little Pepper… If you missed it earlier, the Rays announced a 2-year extension for Yunel Escobar that could keep him with the club through the 2017 season…Tonight is Wil Myers bobblehead night. It does look like Myers except maybe it needs to look a little more out of […]

     
  • Yunel Escobar Signs 2-Year Extension With Rays

    Yunel Escobar Signs 2-Year Extension With Rays

    April 5, 2014 at 6:06 pm 1 comment

    The Tampa Bay Rays today announced that Yunel Escobar has signed a 2-year extension worth at least $13 million. An option for a third year would push the total value of the deal to $19 million. The Rays had a $5 million option on Escobar for the 2015 season. Escobar […]