Articles by: Cork Gaines
 

  • [DOWN ON THE FARM] 5 Farmhands Announced For Arizona Fall League

    [DOWN ON THE FARM] 5 Farmhands Announced For Arizona Fall League

    August 23, 2008 at 1:21 pm 0 comments

    Durham 6, Louisville 2. Ben Hendrickson won his 10th game, striking out 7 in 7 innings, allowing 2 runs on 4 hits and a walk…Dan Johnson was 2-4 with 2 doubles and a walk…John Jaso finished 1-4 with a walk and an RBI…Jonny Gomes was 0-5 with a strike out. […]

     
  • [THE ARCHIVES] One Year Ago On Rays Index

    [THE ARCHIVES] One Year Ago On Rays Index

    August 22, 2008 at 8:46 pm 0 comments

    One year ago on Rays Index, we were perplexed about why many were making such a big deal about Curt Schilling’s statement that he would be willing to play for the Rays. Saying outlandish things is what Schilling does. Curt Schilling Just Wants You To Talk About Him [Rays Index] […]

     
  • [SHOWER-SHOE FUNGUS] Playing A Little Pepper: Chicago White Sox

    [SHOWER-SHOE FUNGUS] Playing A Little Pepper: Chicago White Sox

    August 22, 2008 at 3:04 pm 12 comments

    FIRST INNINGA look back…13 players on the Rays current roster were acquired via trade, most of whom are role players, and 2 players were signed as veterans to minor league deals…Have the Rays become the masters of finding hidden talent? Carlos Pena and Eric Hinske are obvious, but take a […]

     
  • [THE ARCHIVES] Two Years Ago On Rays Index

    [THE ARCHIVES] Two Years Ago On Rays Index

    August 22, 2008 at 2:43 pm 0 comments

    Two years ago on Rays Index, we presented four ways in which baseball needed to change The Hank Aaron Award, if the award was ever to gain any legitimacy among baseball fans. The Hank Aaron Award Has No Legitimacy And Needs To Be Fixed [Rays Index] Likes(0)Dislikes(0)

     
  • [TAMPA BAY RAYS MEDIA] Media Approval Ratings: Martin Fennelly

    [TAMPA BAY RAYS MEDIA] Media Approval Ratings: Martin Fennelly

    August 22, 2008 at 1:15 pm 5 comments

    C’mon, you guys knew this was coming eventually…There is a general sense amongst some of our readers that all we do is bash the Rays media coverage. The truth is we actually admire most of the working media and respect most of their work. We just get a sense that […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Finding Joy In Yankees Suffering

    [THE HANGOVER] Finding Joy In Yankees Suffering

    August 22, 2008 at 10:02 am 2 comments

    THE GOOD: The Yankees are no longer a threat for the Rays, but they are still on life-support for the Wild Card and besides it is just fun to watch the Blue Jays pound the Bombers for 14 runs. It is just a fun way to spend a Thursday evening […]

     
  • [DOWN ON THE FARM] Dan Johnson Continues To Dominate IL Pitching

    [DOWN ON THE FARM] Dan Johnson Continues To Dominate IL Pitching

    August 22, 2008 at 8:02 am 0 comments

    Louisville 6, Durham 3. Wade Davis had his worst start since moving to triple-A, giving up 5 runs in 4 innings on 6 hits and 3 walks. He struck out 4…Dan Johnson homered for the 3rd time in 5 games and the 23rd time since being demoted to triple-A. He […]

     
  • [KING DAVID] David Price Nominated For Minor League Player Of The Year

    [KING DAVID] David Price Nominated For Minor League Player Of The Year

    August 21, 2008 at 3:43 pm 0 comments

    David Price is one of 5 finalists for “USA Today’s Minor League Player of the Year“. Fan voting will constitute a portion of the final balot. For the third consecutive year, reader voting will count as one ballot, and will be tabulated along with those submitted by our USA TODAY […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Rays Magic Number Is Now 32

    [THE HANGOVER] Rays Magic Number Is Now 32

    August 21, 2008 at 2:06 pm 2 comments

    DEVIL RAYS WEBTOPIA… Troy Percival will throw from a mound on Monday and said he could pitch now but will throw a couple of bullpen sessions until the team deems him ready. [St. Pete Times] Joe Maddon’s managerial style is certainly unique. John Romano says Maddon has “ignored the safer, […]

     
  • [DOWN ON THE FARM] Jeff Niemann Throws First Professional Shutout

    [DOWN ON THE FARM] Jeff Niemann Throws First Professional Shutout

    August 21, 2008 at 12:36 pm 4 comments

    Durham 5, Louisville 0. Jeff Niemann tossed his first career shutout, a 4-hitter. He struck out 6 and walked none, needing only 106 pitches. He retired the final 12 batters he faced. It was a great performance for a pitcher that had failed to work past 6 innings in his […]