Articles by: Cork Gaines
 

  • [THE HANGOVER] Jonny Gomes Never Even Got To Hit Against Right-Handers In Batting Practice

    [THE HANGOVER] Jonny Gomes Never Even Got To Hit Against Right-Handers In Batting Practice

    September 3, 2008 at 10:40 am 2 comments

    THE GOOD: BJ Upton’s catch in the 2nd inning, maybe the best we have ever seen from a Rays player…With both the White Sox and Twins losing, the Rays still managed to knock one off the magic number to clinch at least a Wild Card spot. The number is now […]

     
  • [DOWN ON THE FARM] Game 1 Of The Governor’s Cup Is Tonight

    [DOWN ON THE FARM] Game 1 Of The Governor’s Cup Is Tonight

    September 3, 2008 at 9:42 am 0 comments

    Hudson Valley 3, Staten Island 1. Tim Beckham did not play…Jeremy Beckham has been receiving playing time in left field.NOTES FROM DOWN ON THE FARM… Tonight’s game starter for the Durham Bulls, David Price, was featured on ESPN’s “E:60”. Bugs and Cranks has the video. [Bugs and Cranks] Even though […]

     
  • [EVIL EMPIRE] $140MM Doesn’t Buy You What It Used To

    [EVIL EMPIRE] $140MM Doesn’t Buy You What It Used To

    September 2, 2008 at 3:30 pm 10 comments

    This is a repost from the “Pepper” series earlier today, but it is just too good not to have its own forum… Those of you that are regulars in this little corner of the interwebs know we never bitch about payroll. Almost exactly two years ago, we did one of […]

     
  • [SHOWER-SHOE FUNGUS] Playing A Little Pepper: New York Yankees

    [SHOWER-SHOE FUNGUS] Playing A Little Pepper: New York Yankees

    September 2, 2008 at 2:15 pm 0 comments

    FIRST INNINGA look back…The Rays called up Fernando Perez and John Jaso now that the rosters can be expanded…Where is David Price? Right now, Price is getting ready to pitch the opening game of the IL playoffs for the Bulls. But more importantly, the Rays do not have an immediate […]

     
  • [RI CONFIDENCE GRAPH] The Tampa Bay Rays Confidence Survey

    [RI CONFIDENCE GRAPH] The Tampa Bay Rays Confidence Survey

    September 2, 2008 at 11:30 am 0 comments

    Last week’s Rays Confidence Graph results. Below you will see two polls that ask about your confidence in the Tampa Bay Rays. Please take a moment to answer each question. We will present these same polls every Monday. The results will be presented in graphical form on Wednesday, and will […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] It Is September: Queue All The "Pennant Race Pressure" Stories

    [THE HANGOVER] It Is September: Queue All The "Pennant Race Pressure" Stories

    September 2, 2008 at 9:34 am 0 comments

    THE GOOD: Admit it. You rolled your eyes like we did when Stuart Sternberg predicted 50 home wins for the Rays this season. The Rays are now 52-19 at home after sweeping the O’s. THE BAD: The Rays are only 5-7 against the Yankees this season, and 3-3 at home. […]

     
  • [DOWN ON THE FARM] David Price Set To Open IL Playoffs On Wednesday

    [DOWN ON THE FARM] David Price Set To Open IL Playoffs On Wednesday

    September 2, 2008 at 8:46 am 1 comment

    Charlotte 6, Durham 1. Ben Hendrickson struck out 8 and walked none, but gave up 3 runs in 6 innings for the loss…The Bulls managed only 6 hits, with the only run coming off a first inning, solo home run from Chris Richard…The Bulls finished the regular season 74-70, 8.5 […]

     
  • [GERRY HUNSICKER] Rays Biggest Loss This Off-Season Could Be Gerry Hunsicker

    [GERRY HUNSICKER] Rays Biggest Loss This Off-Season Could Be Gerry Hunsicker

    September 1, 2008 at 1:24 pm 4 comments

    This is a week old, but we just found it while scouring for something else. We have heard previously that new Rangers’ president Nolan Ryan may have his sights on Gerry Hunsicker to be the Rangers’ GM. But this is the first time we heard anything about Hunsicker’s intentions. In […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Rays Sweep O’s; Magic Number Now 19

    [THE HANGOVER] Rays Sweep O’s; Magic Number Now 19

    September 1, 2008 at 10:10 am 3 comments

    THE GOOD: Jason Bartlett’s first home run with the Rays. We honestly wondered if he would ever hit an over-the-fence home run with the Rays. We have seen players with “warning track power” and Jason doesn’t even have that. And we wonder if Bartlett actually enjoyed getting plunked his next […]

     
  • [DOWN ON THE FARM] Wade Davis Wins 4th

    [DOWN ON THE FARM] Wade Davis Wins 4th

    September 1, 2008 at 9:08 am 0 comments

    Durham 10, Charlotte 2. Wade Davis struck out 7 in 6 innings, giving up 2 runs on 2 hits and 3 walks. He improved to 4-2 in 9 triple-A starts…Chris Richard was 3-4 with a double and 2 home runs. He drove in 5…Jonny Gomes was 2-5 and Dan Johnson […]