Articles by: Cork Gaines
 

  • The Hangover: Devil Rays Set To Announce 2010 Opening Day Starter

    The Hangover: Devil Rays Set To Announce 2010 Opening Day Starter

    March 21, 2007 at 8:29 am 0 comments

    Courtesy of Paul Lukas of Uniwatch here is a shot of Akinori Iwamura wearing Oakley Thumps, with built-in MP3 player during warm-ups. Don’t look now, but the Rays have all of a sudden won three of their last five. Yesterday’s 7-0 victory over Cleveland was their best all-around performance of […]

     
  • The Hangover: Devil Rays Still Looking For First Gear

    The Hangover: Devil Rays Still Looking For First Gear

    March 20, 2007 at 10:08 pm 0 comments

    The Rays optioned Joel Guzman to AAA Durham on Monday. Guzman, who showed up to Spring Training slimmed down, impressed the coaches with his defensive ability at third base, but struggled with the bat. He was 4-29 with 2 doubles and a home run. Guzman has a long ways to […]

     
  • The Hangover: Edwin Jackson Or J. P. Howell For The 5th Spot

    The Hangover: Edwin Jackson Or J. P. Howell For The 5th Spot

    March 19, 2007 at 7:55 pm 0 comments

    The Rays rallied from down 3-0 pull out just their third win of the Spring 5-4, in one of two split-squad games. In the other game, the two pitchers that appear to have a leg up for the final spot in the rotation, each tossed three innings in the 6-0 […]

     
  • The Hangover: Rays No Longer Seeking Bullpen Help

    The Hangover: Rays No Longer Seeking Bullpen Help

    March 18, 2007 at 2:30 pm 3 comments

    While many major league teams wear special green hats and/or uniforms on St. Patrick’s Day, the Rays actually chose to wear less green, going with a white cap with green bill (Another image is below). The players also wore their pants just below the knees in a welcomed old-school fashion. […]

     
  • The Hangover: What Was The Rays Bullpen Thinking?

    The Hangover: What Was The Rays Bullpen Thinking?

    March 17, 2007 at 3:05 pm 0 comments

    The bullpen forgot to blow the win last night. Akinori Iwamura felt a lot better after the game after driving in a run with just his second hit of the Spring. However, we wince at the idea that it was a “game-winning” RBI. The Rays won by five and it […]

     
  • Devil Rays Roster And Lineup Projections Re-Redux

    Devil Rays Roster And Lineup Projections Re-Redux

    March 16, 2007 at 2:23 pm 0 comments

    We are a few weeks, two intra-squad games and fourteen official games (only one win) into Spring Training. Let’s take another look at our 2007 25-man roster projections. Over the course of the next month we will update these projections once or twice a week. A couple of notes on […]

     
  • The Hangover: Jae Seo Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Gyroball

    The Hangover: Jae Seo Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Gyroball

    March 16, 2007 at 10:42 am 0 comments

    Jae Seo looked strong with four shutout innings of 1-hit ball in the Rays loss. Seth McClung’s hopes for claiming the closer’s role took a big hit allowing five runs in one inning. The offense? Two hits! Both came in the seventh inning. Everyone in the organization has been saying […]

     
  • The Great B. J. Upton Debate

    The Great B. J. Upton Debate

    March 15, 2007 at 10:41 am 5 comments

    B. J. “Don’t call me Melvin” Upton is a big story for the Rays this Spring and the Worldwide Leader is starting to pick up on it. Papa Joe Maddon is giving Upton a shot to make the team as a “super-utility” player. He would not have a regular position, […]

     
  • The Hangover: Another Candidate For The Job Seth McClung Does Not Have

    The Hangover: Another Candidate For The Job Seth McClung Does Not Have

    March 15, 2007 at 8:33 am 0 comments

    Moral victory last night. The Rays were losing the entire game so the ‘pen did not blow the lead. We never gave Brian Stokes much of a chance to win the fifth spot in the rotation and…what? We had Stokes in the rotation’s 5th spot earlier this week? Never happened. […]

     
  • The Hangover: The Devil Rays Only Love It When It Rains

    The Hangover: The Devil Rays Only Love It When It Rains

    March 13, 2007 at 10:11 am 0 comments

    Another loss. Want a good reason to hate the Trop? Based on the Spring results so far (1 win came during rain-shortened game) and the inept bullpen, the Rays will go 162-0 if every game were to be shortened due to rain. Maybe they can force a leak in the […]