Articles by: Cork Gaines
 

  • Down On The Farm: Hide The Children…Seth McClung Is Knocking On Rays Door

    Down On The Farm: Hide The Children…Seth McClung Is Knocking On Rays Door

    May 18, 2007 at 11:07 am 2 comments

    Durham 11, Pawtucket 3. JP Howell had his best start of the season for the Bulls last night. He struck out 10 in 6 innings with only 2 hits and 1 run. He did walk three and hit a batter. Ruddy Lugo pitched 2 scoreless innings, but walked 3, and […]

     
  • Juuust A Bit Outside

    Juuust A Bit Outside

    May 17, 2007 at 1:45 pm 3 comments

    One number that is starting to gain steam in baseball circles is VORP (Value Over Replacement Player), a stat invented by Keith Woolner of Baseball Prospectus. Without boring you with all the brain-surgery math behind the number, we will just say that it measures the contribution of a player to […]

     
  • The Hangover: The Rays May Never Come Home

    The Hangover: The Rays May Never Come Home

    May 17, 2007 at 10:30 am 0 comments

    Devil Rays 11, Rangers 8.Last night’s win marked the first time since August 23 of last season that the Rays have won 3 straight. That 3 game streak also came at the hands of Rangers at the Trop when Tampa Bay won the the first 3 of a 4-game set. […]

     
  • AL East Roundup: Bobby Abreu Decides To Earn His King’s Ransom

    AL East Roundup: Bobby Abreu Decides To Earn His King’s Ransom

    May 17, 2007 at 9:06 am 0 comments

    AL EAST W L GB L10 STK E# Boston Red Sox 26 12 – 7-3 L1 – New York Yankees 18 20 8.0 5-5 W1 117 Toronto Blue Jays 18 22 9.0 5-5 W3 115 Baltimore Orioles 18 23 9.5 4-6 L5 114 Tampa Bay Devil Rays 17 22 9.5 […]

     
  • Down On The Farm: Lewis Rollins Now On The Prospect Radar

    Down On The Farm: Lewis Rollins Now On The Prospect Radar

    May 17, 2007 at 8:39 am 0 comments

    Pawtucket 7, Durham 4. Jason Hammel numbers are starting to look very pedestrian. He has had a shaky outing giving up 6 runs in 4.2 innings. He allowed 5 hits and 4 walks. After a very strong start to the season Hammel’sallowed 57 base runners in 50 innings with a […]

     
  • Carl Crawford Is No Better Than 51st Most Valuable Player In Baseball

    Carl Crawford Is No Better Than 51st Most Valuable Player In Baseball

    May 16, 2007 at 3:00 pm 3 comments

    Nate Silver of Baseball Prospectus and SI.com recently released his list of “Baseball’s Top 50 MVPs.” In concept, the UFD (Ultimate Fantasy Draft) is pretty simple: If you were starting a baseball team from scratch, which players would you want to build your team around? Three members of the Tampa […]

     
  • The Hangover: Bubble Boy Strikes Again

    The Hangover: Bubble Boy Strikes Again

    May 16, 2007 at 11:00 am 2 comments

    Devil Rays 4, Rangers 3. Bubble Boy goes down with another hamstring injury. In the first inning Rocco Baldelli pulled up with a sore hamstring running to first base and had to be removed from the game. Is it us or is Rocco starting to look an awful lot like […]

     
  • Down On The Farm: Jeremy Hellickson Trumps Jacob McGee And James Houser

    Down On The Farm: Jeremy Hellickson Trumps Jacob McGee And James Houser

    May 16, 2007 at 8:52 am 0 comments

    Pawtucket 15, Durham 6. Mitch Talbot is now 0-5 in his last 7 starts after giving up 7 hits, 4 walks and 5 runs (2 earned) in 3 innings. His ERA is now 8.47 on the season, and any hopes of seeing Talbot in the big leagues this season are […]

     
  • The Hangover: Hey Rays. You Just Won One in A Row. Where Are You Going?

    The Hangover: Hey Rays. You Just Won One in A Row. Where Are You Going?

    May 15, 2007 at 11:03 am 2 comments

    Yesterday our performance was about as effective as Seth McClung in pretty much any role above AAA. We speculated that the Rays would have to soon decide between keeping Carlos Pena or Greg Norton on the major league roster. We did not consider that Greg Norton cannot be sent down […]

     
  • Down On The Farm: Andy Sonnanstine Is Making A Case For Spot In Rays Rotation

    Down On The Farm: Andy Sonnanstine Is Making A Case For Spot In Rays Rotation

    May 15, 2007 at 9:29 am 0 comments

    Durham 3, Richmond 1. Andy Sonnanstine is going to make it very difficult for the Rays to ignore him. He is the only starting pitcher at Durham that is not on the 40-man roster, but so far in 2007 he is making the rest of the IL look like…well like […]