Articles by: Cork Gaines
 

  • 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 […]

     
  • Evan Longoria Calls Dave Martinez ‘The Obvious Pick’ To Be Rays Manager

    Evan Longoria Calls Dave Martinez ‘The Obvious Pick’ To Be Rays Manager

    November 7, 2014 at 3:48 pm 3 comments

    Evan Longoria was a guest on the MLB Network this afternoon and of course he was asked about the list of managerial candidates. Amazingly, Longoria was asked if he knew any of the candidates (hello! Dave Martinez? Charlie Montoyo?). But Longo handled the question in stride and went on to […]

     
  • The 8 Candidates To Be The Next Manager Of The Rays Include One Surprise And One Who Stands Out

    The 8 Candidates To Be The Next Manager Of The Rays Include One Surprise And One Who Stands Out

    November 6, 2014 at 3:37 pm 9 comments

    The Rays have released eight names as their “preliminary” list of managerial candidates: Dave Martinez Charlie Montoyo Manny Acta Ron Wotus Don Wakamatsu Raul Ibanez Craig Counsell Kevin Cash President of baseball operations Matt Silverman said he expects other names will be added in the near future. “This is a […]

     
  • Joe Maddon Made A Meaningless Last-Minute Offer To Stay With Rays

    Joe Maddon Made A Meaningless Last-Minute Offer To Stay With Rays

    November 6, 2014 at 11:49 am 3 comments

    After negotiating his 5-year, $25 million contract with the Chicago Cubs, Joe Maddon made one last offer to the Rays according to Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com. But while Heyman describes the offer as a “real effort to stay in Tampa Bay,” Maddon almost certainly knew the offer would be rejected […]

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

    [THE HANGOVER] What Rays Fans Need To Know Today

    November 6, 2014 at 8:50 am 7 comments

    The exodus of big league talent continues as the Rays announced they have traded left-handed pitcher Cesar Ramos to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim near Disneyland for right-handed pitching prospect Mark Sappington. The move is not terribly surprising as Ramos is now 30 and is projected to make close […]