Articles by: Cork Gaines
 

  • Also Known As The 2002 Tampa Bay Devil Rays

    Also Known As The 2002 Tampa Bay Devil Rays

    May 18, 2007 at 2:21 pm 0 comments

    When we heard that Bugs & Cranks put together a list of players (from the last 24 years) and titled the post “Worst.Team.Ever” we admit we were skeptical. There have been a lot of terrible players in the last two decades, and surely they would overlook some obvious choices. Of […]

     
  • The Hangover: Delmon Young Is Heating Up

    The Hangover: Delmon Young Is Heating Up

    May 18, 2007 at 11:54 am 0 comments

    Devil Rays 8, Rangers 6.Forgve us for getting all “scouty” on you, but we just want to take a moment to point out how smart a hitter Delmon Young is becoming. Here is the pitch sequence before his walk-off home run in the 10th inning. Fastball up and in…Ball 1 […]

     
  • 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 […]