Articles by: Cork Gaines
 

  • The Hangover: Opening Day 2007

    The Hangover: Opening Day 2007

    April 2, 2007 at 9:01 am 0 comments

    It’s Opening Day! The Rays will field the youngest 25-man roster in baseball. Today, will mark Rocco Baldelli’s first opening day assignment since 2004. The Rays are actually 5-4 on opening day. The Rays and the Yankees have markedly different expectations entering opening day. Manny Stiles has posted his Devil […]

     
  • Adopt The Tampa Bay Devil Rays As Your Favorite Major League Baseball Team…Seriously

    Adopt The Tampa Bay Devil Rays As Your Favorite Major League Baseball Team…Seriously

    April 1, 2007 at 8:45 pm 2 comments

    We have been enough places in this country to know that a lot of baseball fans grew up without a favorite team. If this sounds familiar, we want you! Sure…maybe you latched on to one team or another at different times in your life, but face it, baseball is a […]

     
  • 2007 Mathematical Definition Of ‘No Chance In Hell’

    2007 Mathematical Definition Of ‘No Chance In Hell’

    April 1, 2007 at 2:26 pm 0 comments

    The good folks over at Replacement Level Yankees Weblog have finished their annual mathematical projections of the 2007 season. In short they run 1000 simulations for the 2007 season using player projections from four different sources including Dan Szymborski’s ZiPS, Baseball Prospectus’s PECOTA, Diamond Mind’s projections and Sean Smith’s CHONE […]

     
  • The Hangover: Carlos Pena Makes Opening Day Roster Afterall

    The Hangover: Carlos Pena Makes Opening Day Roster Afterall

    April 1, 2007 at 8:01 am 0 comments

    The Rays concluded spring training with an 8-3 win over the Mets at the Trop. It’s too bad that the Rays couldn’t have played the Mets on a day that Scott Kazmir started. It would have been fun to see all the Mets fans at the Trop crying. The Rays […]

     
  • Your 2007 Tampa Bay Devil Rays Roster

    Your 2007 Tampa Bay Devil Rays Roster

    March 31, 2007 at 5:41 pm 1 comment

    The Rays made it official today as Jorge Cantu was demoted to Durham, making BJ Upton the Rays starting second baseman. It was probably the last we have seen of Cantu in a Rays uniform, as he has asked to be traded, stating that he “is not a minor league […]

     
  • The Hangover: Chad Orvella Never Had A Chance To Make Team

    The Hangover: Chad Orvella Never Had A Chance To Make Team

    March 31, 2007 at 7:41 am 0 comments

    Jae Seo came back down to earth a bit allowing 5 runs in the first inning of his final spring tune up. The Rays lost to the Reds 5-4. BJ Upton had 3 hits and 2 stolen bases. That the Rays decided to send Seth McClung down to Durham doesn’t […]

     
  • We Can’t Make This Up

    We Can’t Make This Up

    March 30, 2007 at 4:45 pm 0 comments

    Last week we were a bit critical of Dayn Perry of FoxSports.com for predicting ten teams that could surprise in 2007. Our point was that he really wasn’t going out on a limb by picking ten of approximately 14 teams that could possibly surprise. So what does Perry do for […]

     
  • 2007 AL East Previews: New York Yankees

    2007 AL East Previews: New York Yankees

    March 30, 2007 at 11:40 am 0 comments

    We are now less than a week from the greatest day of the year, opening day, and our hearts are starting to beat a little faster. It is time to preview the rest of the the Rays divisional rivals. Rather than have us rant about the inadequacies of the other […]

     
  • The Devil Rays Have Shortened The Distance From Tampa Bay To New York

    The Devil Rays Have Shortened The Distance From Tampa Bay To New York

    March 30, 2007 at 9:15 am 0 comments

    The distance from the Trop to Yankee Stadium is more than just 40 wins and $160 million in payroll. Most of that distance can be measured in a single word. Accountability. When the Devil Rays released Dan Miceli yesterday it barely registered a blip on the national sports radar. That […]

     
  • The Hangover: Cantu Or Gomes For Final Spot

    The Hangover: Cantu Or Gomes For Final Spot

    March 30, 2007 at 8:52 am 0 comments

    Two big notes from yesterday’s 3-3 tie with the Pink Sox. Edwin Jackson worked six innings and yielded only a single walk while striking out 5. Jackson has only had one start this spring in which his control betrayed him. If this keeps up, Jackson could be in for a […]