Articles by: Cork Gaines
 

  • [BARRY BONDS] Marc Topkin Wants You To Believe That It Is Possible For Barry Bonds To Sign With The Rays

    [BARRY BONDS] Marc Topkin Wants You To Believe That It Is Possible For Barry Bonds To Sign With The Rays

    February 25, 2008 at 11:36 am 12 comments

    We will throw a tiny little party during office-hours when Barry Bonds signs someplace, even if it is Japan. Because, when he does finally sign-on to play in 2008, we can stop bringing up the absolutely ludicrous possibility of Bonds playing for the Tampa Bay Rays. This morning Marc Topkin […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Rays May Keep Evan Longoria In Minors To See Him Struggle

    [THE HANGOVER] Rays May Keep Evan Longoria In Minors To See Him Struggle

    February 25, 2008 at 9:40 am 0 comments

    Tampa Bay Rays (35 days until Opening Day) Over the weekend, Marc Topkin of the St. Pete Times explored the Evan Longoria situation and asked whether he is ready for to be on the Rays opening day roster. “I worked hard in the offseason, and I really do feel I […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Carl Crawford Just Went ‘Boom, Bitch!’

    [THE HANGOVER] Carl Crawford Just Went ‘Boom, Bitch!’

    February 22, 2008 at 12:52 pm 7 comments

    Yesterday, Delmon Young was asked about comments made recently by Carl Crawford, in which Crawford refers to the circus that surrounded the Rays in 2007. Crawford referred to Young and Elijah Dukes as two players that “got some growing up and maturing to do”. Young at first declined to comment […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] David Price Goes Live

    [THE HANGOVER] David Price Goes Live

    February 22, 2008 at 9:53 am 6 comments

    Tampa Bay Rays (38 days until Opening Day)These links are starting to get out of hand. Is it just us or does it seem like the amount of Rays coverage has gone through the roof this Spring? We may have to make an executive decision to break up “The Hangover” […]

     
  • [NEW STADIUM] St. Pete Times To Live-Blog Public Hearing

    [NEW STADIUM] St. Pete Times To Live-Blog Public Hearing

    February 21, 2008 at 6:19 pm 2 comments

    Seriously we can’t make this shit up… Tonight the St. Pete City Council will hold a public hearing on the proposed redevelopment of Tropicana Field and the subsequent building of a new stadium for the Tampa Bay Rays along the downtown waterfront. Aaron Sharockman of the St. Pete Times will […]

     
  • [Kid K] Scott Kazmir Sports A New Look In 2008…Unfortunately

    [Kid K] Scott Kazmir Sports A New Look In 2008…Unfortunately

    February 21, 2008 at 12:38 pm 4 comments

    Matt Bishoff of DRays Bay attended the Rays workout yesterday and snapped some pictures. Fairly typical practice pics. But then something caught our eye. Last year, Scott Kazmir looked like this. This year Kaz looks like this… There is a reason we call him ‘Kid K’, with his boyish looks. […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The Rays Are Beginning To Believe

    [THE HANGOVER] The Rays Are Beginning To Believe

    February 21, 2008 at 9:07 am 2 comments

    Tampa Bay Rays (39 days until Opening Day) A while back we were critical of Joe Maddon for the following quote… I think [81 wins is] a reasonable goal…But of course I don’t want us just to stop there. Some thought we were too hard on Papa Joe. Our point […]

     
  • [RI CONFIDENCE GRAPH] The Rays Index Confidence Graph: 6 Weeks Until Opening Day

    [RI CONFIDENCE GRAPH] The Rays Index Confidence Graph: 6 Weeks Until Opening Day

    February 20, 2008 at 12:59 pm 3 comments

    The Rays Confidence Graph will appear every Wednesday and is a look at how much confidence Rays fans have in the Tampa Bay Rays. The graph is designed to give us a look at how our emotional bias as Rays fans fluctuates through time. The “confidence” in the team is […]

     
  • [2008 RAYS PREVIEW] Manny Stiles’ Epic Preview Of The 2008 Tampa Bay Rays

    [2008 RAYS PREVIEW] Manny Stiles’ Epic Preview Of The 2008 Tampa Bay Rays

    February 20, 2008 at 11:49 am 0 comments

    A couple of days ago we wrote the Tampa Bay Rays 2008 Preview for Deadspin, which DRG affectionately chides us as “Rays Index on amphetamines”. That piece was about 1,300 words. Today we retort DRG’s stance by presenting Armchair GM’s Tampa Bay Rays preview written by Manny Stiles. We love […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The Rays New Ballpark Is Not As Ugly As Some Would Like You To Believe

    [THE HANGOVER] The Rays New Ballpark Is Not As Ugly As Some Would Like You To Believe

    February 20, 2008 at 8:53 am 2 comments

    Tampa Bay Rays (40 days until Opening Day) Just the links for now…as we crank Warrant on National Cherry Pie Day… DEVIL RAYS WEBTOPIA… In case you missed it last night, ABC-7 is reporting that Cal Ripken Jr., is leading a group to purchase the Vero Beach Rays and move […]