Articles by: Cork Gaines
 

  • [DOWN ON THE FARM] Jeremy Hellickson Might Not Be Long For The FSL

    [DOWN ON THE FARM] Jeremy Hellickson Might Not Be Long For The FSL

    April 22, 2008 at 8:07 am 0 comments

    Durham @ Norfolk, Double-Header (ppd. rain). Jacksonville 5, Montgomery 4. James Houser shut down the Suns on 2 hits in 6.2 shutout innings. He struck out 5 and walked 2. He was never in any real danger as only one runner reached 3rd base…The bullpen blew the lead allowing 5 […]

     
  • [2009 TAMPA BAY RAYS] 2004 Draft Class Will Force Roster Shake-Up In 2009

    [2009 TAMPA BAY RAYS] 2004 Draft Class Will Force Roster Shake-Up In 2009

    April 21, 2008 at 2:05 pm 18 comments

    Payroll to be at least $54 million and Andrew Friedman will have several tough decisions to make It is an off-day in the Raysiverse, and with all the recent roster moves and contract extensions, we thought today would be a good day to look ahead to 2009. Roster projections are […]

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

    [RI CONFIDENCE GRAPH] The Tampa Bay Rays Confidence Survey

    April 21, 2008 at 11:41 am 0 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 HANGOVER] Edwin Jackson Reverts Back To Nuke-Of-Old

    [THE HANGOVER] Edwin Jackson Reverts Back To Nuke-Of-Old

    April 21, 2008 at 10:02 am 4 comments

    THE GOOD: The Bullpen? Are we the only ones that think a huge bullpen implosion is just waiting to happen? Yesterday, four relievers combined for 4.2 innings, 3 hits, 1 walk and no runs, while striking out 5. The bullpen now has an ERA of 2.70, a number that is […]

     
  • [DOWN ON THE FARM] Garza’s Arm Feels Good After Rehab Start

    [DOWN ON THE FARM] Garza’s Arm Feels Good After Rehab Start

    April 21, 2008 at 2:15 am 2 comments

    Durham @ Norfolk ppd (rain). Jacksonville 10, Montgomery 4. In a battle of top pitching prospects Clayton Kershaw outdueled Wade Davis. The game was tied at 2 after 6 innings. Davis gave up a walk and 2 singles to start the 7th before being pulled. All three runners would score. […]

     
  • [DAN JOHNSON] Rays Pick Dan Johnson Off Waivers From A’s

    [DAN JOHNSON] Rays Pick Dan Johnson Off Waivers From A’s

    April 18, 2008 at 1:53 pm 5 comments

    [Update 4:24 PM] Marc Lancaster is reporting that Calvin Medlock has been designated for assignment to clear room for Johnson on the 40-man roster. However, there is still no word on who is being dropped from the 25-man roster although Justin Ruggiano seems like the obvious choice. Lancaster also notes […]

     
  • [EVAN LONGORIA] Rays Sign Evan Longoria To $44MM Extension

    [EVAN LONGORIA] Rays Sign Evan Longoria To $44MM Extension

    April 18, 2008 at 12:11 pm 12 comments

    [Update: 1:29 PM] Anybody still think the Rays could send Longoria back to Durham when Willy Aybar comes off the DL? [Update: 1:20 PM] Bill Chastain has the details and they are a doozy. With options, it can be as long as 9-years (!) and as much as $44 million. […]

     
  • [DOWN ON THE FARM] Scott Kazmir To Make Rehab Start Tonight

    [DOWN ON THE FARM] Scott Kazmir To Make Rehab Start Tonight

    April 18, 2008 at 12:08 pm 1 comment

    Columbus 11, Durham 8. Mike Prochaska was touched for 7 runs (6 earned) in only 4 innings…Reid Brignac and Fernando Perez were both 1-5. Montgomery 10, Tennessee 5. Richard De los Santos picked up his 2nd win of the year with only 1 run allowed in 7 innings. He gave […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Jason Hammel Continues To Ease Loss Of Scott Kazmir

    [THE HANGOVER] Jason Hammel Continues To Ease Loss Of Scott Kazmir

    April 18, 2008 at 10:53 am 10 comments

    THE GOOD: Eric Hinske hit his 4th home run and is red hot. That is a home run in back-to-back games and 3 in the past week, of which he has started 6 games. Since April 9, he is 9-24 (.375) with 3 home runs and 5 RBI…We would be […]

     
  • [JASON BARTLETT] Brendan Harris Wears Size 12 Cement Shoes

    [JASON BARTLETT] Brendan Harris Wears Size 12 Cement Shoes

    April 17, 2008 at 2:15 pm 17 comments

    Rule #1 in a fight is to never punch “down” a weight class, it is a no-win situation…so we promise to keep civil, but we also feel the need to stick up for all sensible baseball fans. Because apparently if you think Jason Bartlett is a better defensive shortstop than […]