Articles by: Cork Gaines
 

  • [THE HANGOVER] Rays To Watch In Spring Training

    [THE HANGOVER] Rays To Watch In Spring Training

    February 12, 2008 at 10:25 am 3 comments

    Tampa Bay Rays (2 days until pitchers and catchers report)The Tampa Tribune lists “Five Rays To Watch” in Spring Training. The list includes several obvious names, including Akinori Iwamura, Rocco Baldelli, Edwin Jackson, Dioner Navarro and Trever Miller. We are not sure Trever Miller needs to be on this list. […]

     
  • [ANDREW FRIEDMAN] Rays Had A Deal With Tim Lincecum In Place Prior To 2006 Draft

    [ANDREW FRIEDMAN] Rays Had A Deal With Tim Lincecum In Place Prior To 2006 Draft

    February 11, 2008 at 2:38 pm 10 comments

    Yesterday Andrew Friedman appeared on Blog Talk Radio on the show “Talking Baseball” with Carl the Cabbie and Dugout Joe. The audio can be found HERE. While the show is two hours long, Friedman’s segment is over at about the 35 minute mark after approximately 20 minutes of questions from […]

     
  • [RI CONFIDENCE GRAPH] The Rays Confidence Graph Survey

    [RI CONFIDENCE GRAPH] The Rays Confidence Graph Survey

    February 11, 2008 at 12:30 pm 0 comments

    Last week we debuted our improved Rays Confidence Graph. 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 and will update the results in graphical form on […]

     
  • [HARDBALL TIMES 2008 PREVIEW] The Hardball Times Season Preview 2008 Is Now Available

    [HARDBALL TIMES 2008 PREVIEW] The Hardball Times Season Preview 2008 Is Now Available

    February 11, 2008 at 11:30 am 0 comments

    The fine group over at The Hardball Times have just released their 2008 Season Preview. This year’s effort includes 240 pages of team essays, player comments for almost 900 different players, projections, and other goodies. We’ve adopted Bill James’ “Team-in-a-Box” format for the essays and tried to maintain a similarly […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] We Promise That All The Talk About Prospects Will End Soon, Just Not Today

    [THE HANGOVER] We Promise That All The Talk About Prospects Will End Soon, Just Not Today

    February 11, 2008 at 8:52 am 4 comments

    Tampa Bay Rays (3 days until pitchers and catchers report)Just wanted to take a second to once again thank DRG for holding down the fort on the weekend, allowing us to enjoy are literal hangovers in peace. We have a few things on tap for you today but until then […]

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

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

    February 8, 2008 at 4:58 pm 5 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. We are now less than a week away from Spring Training and after a couple of more free agent signings, we now have […]

     
  • [FRIDAY HAPPY HOUR] Rays Of Light Rebuts Our Stance On Scott Kazmir

    [FRIDAY HAPPY HOUR] Rays Of Light Rebuts Our Stance On Scott Kazmir

    February 8, 2008 at 3:09 pm 1 comment

    Yesterday we speculated that due to the current atmosphere in Major League Baseball, the Tampa Bay Rays would likely trade Scott Kazmir prior to the 2009 season. Today Rays of Light plays “Devil’s Advocate” to our obviously infallible argument, and suggests why the Rays should not trade their ace. Let’s […]

     
  • [HOT STOVE RUMORS] The Rays Are Not Talking To The A’s About Joe Blanton

    [HOT STOVE RUMORS] The Rays Are Not Talking To The A’s About Joe Blanton

    February 8, 2008 at 10:08 am 11 comments

    This is what we hate about baseball’s new “Hot Stove League”… By now most of you have heard about the Rays supposed interest in Oakland’s Joe Blanton. First let’s go back to the original source. Ken Rosenthal of FoxSports had a video report in which he talks about the possibility […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Opening Day To Feature More Bucs Jerseys Than Rays Jerseys In The Stands

    [THE HANGOVER] Opening Day To Feature More Bucs Jerseys Than Rays Jerseys In The Stands

    February 8, 2008 at 9:12 am 0 comments

    Tampa Bay Rays (6 days until pitchers and catchers report)Just the links this morning…we will be back in a little while. DEVIL RAYS WEBTOPIA… We thought we were going to have to retire our #40 Bucs jersey permanently, but it looks like it will get at least one more day […]

     
  • [KID K] Scott Kazmir Likely To Be Traded Following 2008 Season

    [KID K] Scott Kazmir Likely To Be Traded Following 2008 Season

    February 7, 2008 at 2:46 pm 9 comments

    Rays fans need to pay attention to the sagas drawn out in Minnesota and Baltimore this off-season as the same situation is likely to unfold with the Rays next winter. Last week the Minnesota Twins traded Johan Santana to the New York Mets. Santana and the Mets subsequently agreed to […]