Articles by: Cork Gaines
 

  • [EVAN LONGORIA] Dirtbag-O-Meter: 20 Days Until Opening Day

    [EVAN LONGORIA] Dirtbag-O-Meter: 20 Days Until Opening Day

    March 11, 2008 at 11:30 am 9 comments

    We call him The Dirtbag because of how he plays and because he played college ball at Long Beach State whose baseball team has the coolest mascot in sports…The Dirtbags. The biggest question mark for the Tampa Bay Rays in Spring Training is whether or not Evan Longoria will be […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Jason Hammel Makes Strong Case For Jeff Niemann

    [THE HANGOVER] Jason Hammel Makes Strong Case For Jeff Niemann

    March 11, 2008 at 7:56 am 2 comments

    Tampa Bay Rays (20 days until Opening Day) Yesterday: Indians 12, Tampa Bay Rays 10. Jason Hammel did not help himself in an effort to make the Rays roster giving up 9 runs in 3+ innings. At one point after giving up 2 runs in the first inning Hammel retired […]

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

    [RI CONFIDENCE GRAPH] The Tampa Bay Rays Confidence Survey

    March 10, 2008 at 12:44 pm 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 […]

     
  • [EVAN LONGORIA] Dirtbag-O-Meter: 21 Days Until Opening Day

    [EVAN LONGORIA] Dirtbag-O-Meter: 21 Days Until Opening Day

    March 10, 2008 at 11:06 am 4 comments

    We call him The Dirtbag because of how he plays and because he played college ball at Long Beach State whose baseball team has the coolest mascot in sports…The Dirtbags. The biggest question mark for the Tampa Bay Rays in Spring Training is whether or not Evan Longoria will be […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Edwin Jackson Being Edwin Jackson

    [THE HANGOVER] Edwin Jackson Being Edwin Jackson

    March 10, 2008 at 8:37 am 10 comments

    Tampa Bay Rays (21 days until Opening Day) Yesterday: Reds 6, Tampa Bay Rays 4. Edwin Jacskon allowed all 6 runs in the second inning on 6 hits, 2 walks and 2 errors. Jackson retired the last 6 batters he faced in the 3rd and 4th and 5 other pitchers […]

     
  • [2008 ROSTER] 2008 25-Man Roster And Starting Lineup Projections Redux

    [2008 ROSTER] 2008 25-Man Roster And Starting Lineup Projections Redux

    March 7, 2008 at 4:53 pm 4 comments

    The 2008 25-man roster prediction is based only on players currently within the organization and will be updated when trades are consummated and free agents are signed. With Spring Training games underway, let’s update our 25-man roster projections with a couple of changes. We are now also going to include […]

     
  • [ROCCO BALDELLI] Rocco Baldelli Not Playing…Blah, Blah, Blah

    [ROCCO BALDELLI] Rocco Baldelli Not Playing…Blah, Blah, Blah

    March 7, 2008 at 2:33 pm 14 comments

    This story has been brewing for a while but we decided to hold off to see if Rocco’s leg would actually fall off walking to his car. Stop us if you have heard this before…Rocco Baldelli has not pla…Ah fuck it. We’ll let Marc Topkin tell you… The Rays first […]

     
  • [THE ARCHIVES] One Year Ago On Rays Index

    [THE ARCHIVES] One Year Ago On Rays Index

    March 7, 2008 at 12:39 pm 0 comments

    One year ago on Rays Index we broke the news of the Rays biggest free agent signing. Matt Silverman signed free agent blogger Manny Stiles for $535. All the proceeds went to charity. We also realized that having major league ballplayers read kindergarten-level books to area school children sounds a […]

     
  • [EVAN LONGORIA] Dirtbag-O-Meter: 24 Days Until Opening Day

    [EVAN LONGORIA] Dirtbag-O-Meter: 24 Days Until Opening Day

    March 7, 2008 at 11:19 am 1 comment

    We call him The Dirtbag because of how he plays and because he played college ball at Long Beach State whose baseball team has the coolest mascot in sports…The Dirtbags. The biggest question mark for the Tampa Bay Rays in Spring Training is whether or not Evan Longoria will be […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Another Rain-Shortened Game Means Less Work For Pitchers

    [THE HANGOVER] Another Rain-Shortened Game Means Less Work For Pitchers

    March 7, 2008 at 10:45 am 0 comments

    Tampa Bay Rays (24 days until Opening Day) Yesterday: Tampa Bay Rays 6, Philies 4. Akinori Iwamura and Carlos Pena went deep. James Shields started, going three innings. He allowed 6 hits and 2 runs, both on a home run. Willy Aybar came on late and played first base making […]