Articles by: Cork Gaines
 

  • Tailgating Game 110: Nick Franklin Makes Debut With Bulls

    Tailgating Game 110: Nick Franklin Makes Debut With Bulls

    August 2, 2014 at 3:00 pm 2 comments

    Playing A Little Pepper… Drew Smyly will make his first start for the Rays on Tuesday against the A’s…Jayson Nix has been granted his release with Nick Franklin joining the Bulls…The Rays are now 2.5 games behind the Yankees for third in the East and 1.0 game behind Cleveland for fifth […]

     
  • Tailgating Game 109: Why The Rays Had To Trade David Price Now

    Tailgating Game 109: Why The Rays Had To Trade David Price Now

    August 1, 2014 at 3:53 pm 12 comments

    Playing A Little Pepper… A lot of people think the Rays could have kept David Price for the playoff run and received just as good of an offer this winter. Nobody knows for certain and the best evidence of that is noting that there are also some who believe the […]

     
  • Rays Turned Down A Better Offer For David Price Because They Didn’t Want Prospects

    Rays Turned Down A Better Offer For David Price Because They Didn’t Want Prospects

    August 1, 2014 at 2:46 pm 22 comments

    After the trade for David Price was announced, many people wondered why the Rays couldn’t get a deal at least similar to what the Rays got for James Shields or Matt Garza. Well it turns out there may have been one, but it looks like the Rays turned it down. […]

     
  • The Local Newspapers Handled The David Price Trade Much Differently

    The Local Newspapers Handled The David Price Trade Much Differently

    August 1, 2014 at 11:33 am 7 comments

    Here is how the local newspapers handled the David Price trade. The Times… The Tribune… And of course, the tbt*… Likes(1)Dislikes(0)

     
  • David Price’s Final Pitch With The Tampa Bay Rays

    David Price’s Final Pitch With The Tampa Bay Rays

    August 1, 2014 at 10:15 am 0 comments

    When the David Price trade was finalized, one of the players in the deal, Austin Jackson, was standing in center field in the middle of an at bat when he was pulled from the game. The best of this was that Jackson was able to jog off the field to […]

     
  • The Case Against The David Price Trade Shows The Rays Are A Victim Of Their Own Success

    The Case Against The David Price Trade Shows The Rays Are A Victim Of Their Own Success

    August 1, 2014 at 7:46 am 36 comments

    Last night I outlined three reasons why the David Price trade was a brilliant move. A lot of fans disagreed. But in shooting down my case, most of those were actually arguing something else. There are two different ways to look at the Price trade: 1) Did the Rays get […]

     
  • The David Price Trade Isn’t Sexy But Here Are 3 Reasons It Was A Brilliant Move

    The David Price Trade Isn’t Sexy But Here Are 3 Reasons It Was A Brilliant Move

    July 31, 2014 at 6:51 pm 56 comments

    “Well, that sucked … There has to be more … The Rays got hosed … ” Those were some of my initial reactions to the trade that sent David Price to the Detroit Tigers in a 3-team deal for pitcher Drew Smyly, infielder Nick Franklin (from Seattle), and shortstop prospect […]

     
  • DONE DEAL! David Price Traded To Tigers

    DONE DEAL! David Price Traded To Tigers

    July 31, 2014 at 2:48 pm 69 comments

    Ken Rosenthal is reporting on MLB Network that David Price has been traded to the Tigers. Jon Heyman is reporting that the deal also involves the Seattle Mariners. The Rays are getting pitcher Drew Smyly from the Tigers as well as middle infielder Nick Franklin from the Seattle Mariners according […]

     
  • Report: David Price Will Be Traded

    Report: David Price Will Be Traded

    July 31, 2014 at 12:48 pm 20 comments

    [UPDATE] If you have been waiting for a mystery team, Bob Nightengale says the Yankees are now involved in talks for David Price. However, Ken Rosenthal says he is hearing “no chance” for the Yankees. Joel Sherman spoke to one executive who thinks the Rays are working on a 3-team […]

     
  • Rumors Of A David Price Trade Have Picked Up After Huge Red Sox Trade

    Rumors Of A David Price Trade Have Picked Up After Huge Red Sox Trade

    July 31, 2014 at 11:26 am 2 comments

    Earlier today, the Red Sox made a huge deal, sending Jon Lester and Jonny Gomes to the A’s for Yoenis Cespedes. With Lester now off the market, several teams looking for a starting pitcher have now turned their attention to the Rays, among others. Here is the latest. If there […]