Articles by: Cork Gaines
 

  • [THE HANGOVER] Rays Claim To Be Losing Money Despite Revenue Sharing That Exceeds Payroll

    [THE HANGOVER] Rays Claim To Be Losing Money Despite Revenue Sharing That Exceeds Payroll

    January 26, 2008 at 9:02 am 5 comments

    Tampa Bay Rays (19 days until pitchers and catchers report)Just links today on Bob Eucker’s birthday, the 10th anniversary of “I did not have sexual relations with that woman“, Australia Day, and National Peanut Brittle Day. We will celebrate by cooking some peanut brittle with our grandmother, and then hooking […]

     
  • [BLOGGING IS NOT JOURNALISM] Please Do Not Accuse Us Of Trying To Be Journalists

    [BLOGGING IS NOT JOURNALISM] Please Do Not Accuse Us Of Trying To Be Journalists

    January 25, 2008 at 12:48 pm 19 comments

    Yesterday Big Daddy Drew at Deadspin addressed the subject of Blogging as Journalism. It is an excellent read and I highly recommend for anybody that spends time reading blogs, to take five minutes and read it. It is my feeling that this debate is at the core of much of […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Brett Grandstrand Leads Rays March To Top Organization

    [THE HANGOVER] Brett Grandstrand Leads Rays March To Top Organization

    January 25, 2008 at 9:12 am 4 comments

    Tampa Bay Rays (20 days until pitchers and catchers report)As you may have noticed, we are in the process of playing with the layout and design of this website. Most of the changes will be subtle, so don’t expect any grand redevelopment. Most of the changes will be to the […]

     
  • [PROJECTING STATS] Right Field and DH To Be Much Improved In 2008

    [PROJECTING STATS] Right Field and DH To Be Much Improved In 2008

    January 24, 2008 at 2:26 pm 6 comments

    Bill Chastain has his latest installment of “Around the Horn” in which he previews the 2008 Tampa Bay Rays “positions”. This time it is the outfielders. The most telling statement in the piece is a quote from Joe Maddon in which he states that he would prefer to not use […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Tampa Bay Rays Reward James Shields With Long-Term Deal

    [THE HANGOVER] Tampa Bay Rays Reward James Shields With Long-Term Deal

    January 24, 2008 at 9:38 am 5 comments

    Tampa Bay Rays (21 days until pitchers and catchers report)Yesterday the Tampa Bay Rays announced that they had reached an agreement with James Shields on a contract that could be for as long as seven years and worth just under $38 million. With incentives the deal could reach as much […]

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

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

    January 23, 2008 at 3:09 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 month away from Spring Training and after the recent flurry of contracts signings with the Rays arbitration-eligible […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Don’t Expect A Let Down, BJ Upton Is That Good

    [THE HANGOVER] Don’t Expect A Let Down, BJ Upton Is That Good

    January 23, 2008 at 9:46 am 2 comments

    Tampa Bay Rays (22 days until pitchers and catchers report)Rays Anatomy is up with their next installment of “The Great Debates”. This time it is BJ Upton versus Robinson Cano. Before we get to Upton, let us say that we would take either on our team. In fact, for those […]

     
  • [2008 ROSTER] 2008 40-Man Roster And Payroll Projections

    [2008 ROSTER] 2008 40-Man Roster And Payroll Projections

    January 22, 2008 at 2:08 pm 7 comments

    The 2008 40-man roster and payroll projection is based only players currently within the organization and will be updated when trades are consummated and free agents are signed. We are now less than a month away from Spring Training and after the recent flurry of contracts signings with the Rays […]

     
  • [WILL LEITCH] "God Save The Fan" By Will Leitch

    [WILL LEITCH] "God Save The Fan" By Will Leitch

    January 22, 2008 at 12:30 pm 0 comments

    This site has been heavily influenced by Will Leitch and his Deadspin website. That is not to say that we model everything here after Deadspin, nor do we pretend to write as well as Will. Rather Will, taught me that I can write in a conversational manner and still be […]

     
  • [WILL LEITCH] "God Save The Fan" By Will Leitch

    [WILL LEITCH] "God Save The Fan" By Will Leitch

    January 22, 2008 at 12:30 pm 0 comments

    This site has been heavily influenced by Will Leitch and his Deadspin website. That is not to say that we model everything here after Deadspin, nor do we pretend to write as well as Will. Rather Will, taught me that I can write in a conversational manner and still be […]