Articles by: Cork Gaines
 

  • David Price Was The Choice All Along

    David Price Was The Choice All Along

    June 8, 2007 at 3:45 pm 0 comments

    I’m sure many of you noticed that in the day or two before the draft we started getting more and more enamored with Georgia Tech catcher Matt Wieters. Let’s just call that pre-wedding jitters. When it comes down to it, the Rays made the right decision and it sounds as […]

     
  • The Hangover: Kyle Farnsworth To Close In 2008?

    The Hangover: Kyle Farnsworth To Close In 2008?

    June 8, 2007 at 2:14 pm 8 comments

    Devil Rays 5, Toronto 3.We’re done trying to figure out this team. They do this all the time. Tuesday’s loss was the sort that can kill a team. It was the sort of game that can lead to a 6-game losing streak and a 7-28 stretch, and all of the […]

     
  • Down On The Farm: All Justin Ruggiano Does Is Hit The Ball Hard

    Down On The Farm: All Justin Ruggiano Does Is Hit The Ball Hard

    June 8, 2007 at 11:55 am 0 comments

    Durham 9, Ottawa 5. The Rays outfield is like musical chairs. Too many bodies and not enough chairs. Well, it might be time to add another name to the mix. Justin Ruggiano. Not the same pedigree of the others, but all this kid does is hit the ball and he […]

     
  • Devil Rays Select David Price And Years Of Cheesy Headlines

    Devil Rays Select David Price And Years Of Cheesy Headlines

    June 7, 2007 at 11:53 am 3 comments

    Marc Tompkin, of the St. Pete Times is reporting that the Rays have decided to select Vanderbilt pitcher David Price with the first pick of the draft. Funny. I wonder how it came to be that the St. Pete Times was the first to report this story? Great journalism? Good […]

     
  • The Hangover: Papa Joe And His Rose-Tinted Glasses

    The Hangover: Papa Joe And His Rose-Tinted Glasses

    June 7, 2007 at 10:11 am 0 comments

    Devil Rays 6, Blue Jays 2. We promise not to rant about Scott Kazmir and how he throws too many pitches. We are tired of mentioning it and you are tired of reading about it. So we promise today we won’t mention that Kaz threw 31 pitches in the first […]

     
  • Down On The Farm: A Dirtbag Among Boys

    Down On The Farm: A Dirtbag Among Boys

    June 7, 2007 at 9:04 am 0 comments

    Durham 2, Ottawa 0 (gm 1). Joel Guzman hit a 2-run home run to break a scoreless tie in the 7th inning. It was his 8th of the season. Mitch Talbot pitched a 7 inning shutout, striking out 3 to even his record at 5-5.Durham 4, Ottawa 3 (gm 2, […]

     
  • Draft Pre-Gaming: Beauty Or The Beast?

    Draft Pre-Gaming: Beauty Or The Beast?

    June 6, 2007 at 7:00 pm 1 comment

    We are now less than 24 hours away from what will be the biggest day of the 2007 baseball season for the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. From most accounts the Rays are faced with the exact same scenario that the Minnesota Twins had to endure in 2001 when they had […]

     
  • Playing For The Rays Is Not Why Elijah Dukes Is A Mischievous Little Badger

    Playing For The Rays Is Not Why Elijah Dukes Is A Mischievous Little Badger

    June 6, 2007 at 2:35 pm 2 comments

    In Peter Gammons latest blog entry, he notes that the Rays have started to entertain offers for Elijah Dukes… Tampa Bay will start listening to offers on Elijah Dukes, simply to get him away from the environment of his Tampa neighborhood. This was the same sentiment reported by Jayson Stark […]

     
  • The Hangover: Rays Bullpen Likes To Start Fires

    The Hangover: Rays Bullpen Likes To Start Fires

    June 6, 2007 at 12:48 pm 0 comments

    Blue Jays 12, Devil Rays 11. It hurts. real bad. But it would hurt a lot worse if we were surprised. Is there anybody out there that didn’t think, with Al Reyes unavailable, that this bullpen was capable of blowing a 5 run lead? Bullpens are supposed to put out […]

     
  • Down On The Farm: Mason And Longoria Receive Honors

    Down On The Farm: Mason And Longoria Receive Honors

    June 6, 2007 at 11:52 am 1 comment

    Montgomery 3, Carolina 2. Jonathon Barratt struck out 7 and only allowed 1 run in 6 innings. Dale Thayer gave up a solo home run in the 9th, but settled down to pick up his 13th save. Evan Longoria hit his 13th home run and Reid Brignac went 0-4. Sarasota […]