Articles by: Cork Gaines
 

  • [DOWN ON THE FARM] Jeff Niemann And Jake McGee Pick Up Wins

    [DOWN ON THE FARM] Jeff Niemann And Jake McGee Pick Up Wins

    May 27, 2008 at 7:10 am 0 comments

    Durham 7, Norfolk 1 (gm 1). Jeff Niemann worked 5 innings but was pulled after 75 pitches. He did pick up the win allowing only 1 unearned run…Nathan Haynes lead off and went 2-3 with 2 RBI while Joel Guzman hit a home run in his 4th straight game and […]

     
  • [THE ARCHIVES] One Year Ago On Rays Index

    [THE ARCHIVES] One Year Ago On Rays Index

    May 24, 2008 at 11:49 am 0 comments

    One year ago on Rays Index we wrote an open letter to Elijah Dukes. [Rays Index] Likes(0)Dislikes(0)

     
  • [SHOWER-SHOE FUNGUS] Playing A Little Pepper: Baltimore Orioles

    [SHOWER-SHOE FUNGUS] Playing A Little Pepper: Baltimore Orioles

    May 23, 2008 at 3:53 pm 3 comments

    ODDSMAKERS What are the chances Andrew Friedman completes a trade in the next week? Willy Aybar is currently on a rehab assignment in Vero Beach and he is getting playing time at 2B, suggesting the Rays are preparing Aybar to be a utility-player on the big club when he comes […]

     
  • [THE ARCHIVES] One Year Ago On Rays Index

    [THE ARCHIVES] One Year Ago On Rays Index

    May 23, 2008 at 12:56 pm 0 comments

    One year ago on Rays Index we first learned about Elijah Duke’s latest misstep in which he sent threatening text messages to his wife, spawning one of the internet phrases of the year…”You dead, dawg” We Like To Think Of Him As A Mischievous Badger [Rays Index] Likes(0)Dislikes(0)

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Don’t Forget To Cast Your Votes For Crawford (And Navarro)

    [THE HANGOVER] Don’t Forget To Cast Your Votes For Crawford (And Navarro)

    May 23, 2008 at 10:30 am 1 comment

    With yesterday’s off-day, we wanted to take a moment and promote our campaign to get CARL CRAWFORD (and Dioner Navarro) ELECTED TO START THE ALL-STAR GAME. As Rays fans we don’t necessarily need to generate all the votes necessary, but if we can get Crawford on a roll, when the […]

     
  • [DOWN ON THE FARM] David Price Throws 5 Scoreless In Pro Debut; Reid Brignac Continues Hot Streak

    [DOWN ON THE FARM] David Price Throws 5 Scoreless In Pro Debut; Reid Brignac Continues Hot Streak

    May 23, 2008 at 7:54 am 0 comments

    Durham 17, Richmond 3. Mitch Talbot is starting to reeastablish himself as a prospect with his third lights-out performance in his last 5 starts. He went 8 scoreless for the Bulls, striking out 7 and walking none. He gave up 5 hits…Chris Richard was 4-6 with 7 RBI. That included […]

     
  • [THE WRITTEN WORD] Roger Weintraub And His Purple Prose Cover The Rays

    [THE WRITTEN WORD] Roger Weintraub And His Purple Prose Cover The Rays

    May 22, 2008 at 2:03 pm 2 comments

    We hesitate to link to this because it only emphasizes our own inadequacies as “writers”, but that would be an injustice to you. We will let Will Leitch of Deadspin provide the introduction… Slate’s Robert Weintraub, like many of us, loves the old purple prose of early 1900s sportswriting, the […]

     
  • [THE ARCHIVES] One Year Ago On Rays Index

    [THE ARCHIVES] One Year Ago On Rays Index

    May 22, 2008 at 12:52 pm 0 comments

    One year ago on Rays Index we told exactly how bad Shawn Bleepin’ Camp had been for the Rays (It is amazing how similar IRS and IBS are). We always loved writing about Camp, as it gave us a chance to use one of our all-time favorite tags. We Knew […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Rays Finish Tough Road Trip 3-3

    [THE HANGOVER] Rays Finish Tough Road Trip 3-3

    May 22, 2008 at 10:41 am 3 comments

    THE GOOD: If you would have offered us 3-3 on a tough two-city road trip, we would have signed for that. So, despite yesterday’s awful performance, the Rays are still playing well. Being 2 back in the division is more of an indication of how well the Sox are playing […]

     
  • [DOWN ON THE FARM] Reid Brignac Goes Deep Twice In Double-Header

    [DOWN ON THE FARM] Reid Brignac Goes Deep Twice In Double-Header

    May 22, 2008 at 7:40 am 6 comments

    Durham 6, Charlotte 2 (gm 1). Chris Mason was knocked out with 2 outs in the 4th inning after allowing 5 hits and 2 walks which led to 2 runs…Juan Salas picked up the win after getting the next 4 outs…Grant Balfour retired the last 5 batters for his 7th […]