Articles by: Cork Gaines
 

  • Derek Jeter will join the Rays in Cuba, fueling speculation about his future role as an owner

    Derek Jeter will join the Rays in Cuba, fueling speculation about his future role as an owner

    March 11, 2016 at 11:35 am 6 comments

    Major League Baseball announced on Friday that Derek Jeter will be part of the entourage that will make the trip to Cuba where the Tampa Bay Rays will play the Cuban National Team. It is not surprising that Jeter will take on a more active role as an ambassador to […]

     
  • The Rays are pretty good at producing homegrown starting pitchers

    The Rays are pretty good at producing homegrown starting pitchers

    March 9, 2016 at 11:39 am 3 comments

    Jared Diamond of the Wall Street Journal recently ran a story on how the Yankees are finally close to producing some of their own starting pitching instead of overpaying for older starting pitchers in free agency and trades. Within the column, Diamond showed that the Yankees have produced just one homegrown All-Star starting […]

     
  • Carl Crawford will be paid $21 million this season to pinch-hit for pitchers

    Carl Crawford will be paid $21 million this season to pinch-hit for pitchers

    March 8, 2016 at 4:25 pm 6 comments

    Carl Crawford still has two years and close to $42 million left on the 7-year, $142 million contract he signed with the Boston Red Sox after the 2010 season. That deal has been bad and it keeps getting worse. Crawford just found out he is now the backup left fielder […]

     
  • You can now order this cool Outlaw t-shirt

    You can now order this cool Outlaw t-shirt

    March 8, 2016 at 12:54 pm 0 comments

    Somebody made a cool t-shirt depicting Kevin Kiermaier’s signature catch from last season. You can order one HERE. Likes(1)Dislikes(0)

     
  • Kevin Kiermaier’s glove now comes with more gold

    Kevin Kiermaier’s glove now comes with more gold

    March 7, 2016 at 8:31 pm 0 comments

    It is no secret that Kevin Kiermaier is a great defender, winning his first Gold Glove in 2015 as the American League’s top defensive center fielder and the Platinum Glove as the AL’s top defender. One of the cool things about winning a Gold Glove award is that Kiermaier now […]

     
  • Joe Maddon has a new motto for the Cubs and it’s very Joe Maddon

    Joe Maddon has a new motto for the Cubs and it’s very Joe Maddon

    March 7, 2016 at 11:59 am 0 comments

    While manager of the Tampa Bay Rays, Joe Maddon would usually come up with a motto for the season, something silly and quirky like “9=8.” Well, Maddon has a new motto for the Cubs this season and it is, well, very Joe Maddon. Last year Maddon went with “Embrace the […]

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

    [THE HANGOVER] What Rays fans need to know today

    March 7, 2016 at 11:33 am 1 comment

    It’s early and it is spring training, but the offensive numbers are looking up for the Rays. In their first five games, the Rays are hitting .312 (fifth among all teams) with a .820 OPS (tenth). They also have 21 doubles, tops among all teams. On the flip side, the […]

     
  • The Rays are bringing back home-run hero Dan Johnson, but with a bizarre twist

    The Rays are bringing back home-run hero Dan Johnson, but with a bizarre twist

    March 5, 2016 at 2:53 pm 3 comments

    The Great Pumpkin is back! Pending a physical, the Rays will sign Dan Johnson to a minor league contract, the team announced on Saturday. Johnson is best remembered for hitting several clutch home runs for the Rays from 2008 through 2011, including the game-tying home run with two outs and […]

     
  • Corey Dickerson hit a monster home run

    Corey Dickerson hit a monster home run

    March 3, 2016 at 4:43 pm 3 comments

    Go ahead and get excited, Rays fans, the Rays have a new slugger, and his name is Corey Dickerson. On Thursday, Dickerson showed off that prodigious power with a long home run that landed on the roof of the building beyond the right field wall. Oh mamma. The best part […]

     
  • Andrew Friedman reportedly did not want to trade for Chris Archer

    Andrew Friedman reportedly did not want to trade for Chris Archer

    March 3, 2016 at 1:37 pm 0 comments

    At times, the Rays can feel like a mess, a clay pot that is in a constant state of being molded. But if there is one thing we can lean back on these days, it is Chris Archer. He is one of the best personalities in sports, has amazing hair, […]