Articles by: Cork Gaines
 

  • [RAYS LIVE BLOG] Tampa Bay Rays Opening Day 2008: Live Blog!

    [RAYS LIVE BLOG] Tampa Bay Rays Opening Day 2008: Live Blog!

    March 31, 2008 at 1:38 pm 11 comments

    Welcome to the second annual Opening Day Live Blog… Last year we did this about 3 blocks from Yankee Stadium in the heart of the Lion’s Den. This year, work has in Texas for opening day. The good news is the temp is about 80 and I just came back […]

     
  • [2008 TAMPA BAY RAYS] 2008 State Of The Franchise: Rays Independence Day

    [2008 TAMPA BAY RAYS] 2008 State Of The Franchise: Rays Independence Day

    March 31, 2008 at 12:46 pm 6 comments

    Good afternoon RAYSHEADS…Good afternoon Mr. Sternberg…Mr. Silverman…Mr. Friedman and Mr. Maddon…Good afternoon to our honored guest…umm, Peter King? We are gathered here on opening day 2008 and for the first time in the 11 year history of the Tampa Bay Rays Professional Baseball Club, we sit on the brink of […]

     
  • [RI CONFIDENCE GRAPH] The Tampa Bay Rays Confidence Survey

    [RI CONFIDENCE GRAPH] The Tampa Bay Rays Confidence Survey

    March 31, 2008 at 10:30 am 4 comments

    Last week’s Rays Confidence Graph results. 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. The results will be presented in graphical form on Wednesday, and will […]

     
  • [THE ARCHIVES] One Year Ago On Rays Index

    [THE ARCHIVES] One Year Ago On Rays Index

    March 31, 2008 at 9:35 am 0 comments

    A year ago on Rays Index we presented the 2007 Tampa Bay Devil Rays opening day 25-man roster. Only we would learn the next day that Greg Norton would not be available and some has-been named Carlos Pena would take his place. Your 2007 Tampa Bay Devil Rays Roster [Rays […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] No Scott Kazmir Today, But Kid K Is On Track For Return

    [THE HANGOVER] No Scott Kazmir Today, But Kid K Is On Track For Return

    March 31, 2008 at 8:12 am 2 comments

    Tampa Bay Rays (Opening Day) DEVIL RAYS WEBTOPIA… Obligatory Public Service Announcement: We will be hosting the 2nd Annual Opening Day Tampa Bay Rays Live Blog TODAY here at RI. So feel free to stop by and join in on the shenanigans as participation is certainly welcome. We have once […]

     
  • [2008 TAMPA BAY RAYS] Examining Exactly How Bad The Tampa Bay Rays Have Been

    [2008 TAMPA BAY RAYS] Examining Exactly How Bad The Tampa Bay Rays Have Been

    March 30, 2008 at 12:54 pm 4 comments

    The Tampa Bay Rays are entering their 11th season and the first 10 haven’t been too good. Those 10 seasons included 9 last past finishes, only one season of 70+ wins, and of course, ZERO playoff appearances. The Rays are considered the most inept franchise in baseball, but how bad […]

     
  • [2008 TAMPA BAY RAYS] Dohmann And Haynes In; Balfour Out. Hinske Too?

    [2008 TAMPA BAY RAYS] Dohmann And Haynes In; Balfour Out. Hinske Too?

    March 28, 2008 at 2:42 pm 6 comments

    The Rays made a couple of moves today, one surprise, one not so much, in an effort to finalize their 25-man roster for opening day on Monday in Baltimore. The not surprising move was Grant Balfour will be Designated For Assignment, giving the last bullpen spot to Scott Dohmann. The […]

     
  • [EVAN LONGORIA] Rays Have Begun Spin Control Over Evan Longoria Demotion

    [EVAN LONGORIA] Rays Have Begun Spin Control Over Evan Longoria Demotion

    March 28, 2008 at 10:38 am 3 comments

    Rays of Light is reporting that Matt Silverman addressed season ticket holders informing them that the plan is to keep Evan Longoria in the minors all season. According to Silverman, Evan Longoria will most likely spend the entire 2008 season in the minors, barring injury or a performance at Durham […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Grant Balfour Admits Pressure Is Tough On Him

    [THE HANGOVER] Grant Balfour Admits Pressure Is Tough On Him

    March 28, 2008 at 8:32 am 7 comments

    Tampa Bay Rays (28 days until Opening Day) Yesterday: Tampa Bay Rays 9, Indians 7. The Good: Scott Dohmann retired all 4 batters he faced, including the final out of the 6th inning with the bases loaded…Another errorless game for the Rays who have 21 in the spring. Only 6 […]

     
  • [ELLIOT JOHNSON] Elliot Johnson: We Did Not See That Coming

    [ELLIOT JOHNSON] Elliot Johnson: We Did Not See That Coming

    March 27, 2008 at 1:10 pm 4 comments

    Back in December we took a look at “The Curious Case Of Elliot Johnson“. We examined how far he had fallen on the prospect board in only one season, noting that it was “not too late for Johnson to reclaim his semi-elite status” but that he was in danger of […]