Articles by: Cork Gaines
 

  • [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 […]

     
  • [SEPTEMBER CALL-UPS] Fernando Perez Promoted; John Jaso To Follow

    [SEPTEMBER CALL-UPS] Fernando Perez Promoted; John Jaso To Follow

    August 31, 2008 at 10:56 pm 0 comments

    [Update: 11:29pm] Marc Lancaster is reporting that the Rays will recall Salas in time for Tuesday’s game. At this point, Salas will not be eligible for the post-season roster, since he will not be on the active roster at midnight tonight. However, the Rays also put the injured JK Ryu […]

     
  • [PLAYOFFS?!?] Tampa Bay Rays Magic Number Now 19

    [PLAYOFFS?!?] Tampa Bay Rays Magic Number Now 19

    August 31, 2008 at 6:59 pm 4 comments

    With the win today and the Red Sox loss, the Rays magic number to win the division is now 22. But more importantly, with the Twins 8 games back (9 in the loss column), the magic number to clinch at least a Wild Card spot is 19. With the Red […]