Articles by: Cork Gaines
 

  • The Hangover: Seth McClung No Lock To Be Closer

    The Hangover: Seth McClung No Lock To Be Closer

    March 10, 2007 at 10:47 am 0 comments

    Let’s just pretend that last night, and for that matter, the first week of Spring Training never happened. 101 Reasons the Rays could win the World Series this year. Also known as, 101 reasons that Man-Ray’s elevator is not reaching the top floor. We are particularly fond of #60. Yo […]

     
  • Jorge Cantu’s Job Is In Jeopardy; May Force Trade

    Jorge Cantu’s Job Is In Jeopardy; May Force Trade

    March 9, 2007 at 6:57 pm 0 comments

    Jorge Cantu, everybody’s favorite Jedi baseball player, may be on the verge of losing his job to Ty Wigginton. Tonight, Papa Joe Maddon is starting all of his regulars (minus an injured Dioner Navarro) with Wigginton at second base and Cantu on the bench for the second time in the […]

     
  • The Devil Rays Universe And Everything In It

    The Devil Rays Universe And Everything In It

    March 9, 2007 at 12:41 pm 0 comments

    Yes, it is the second time we have used this graphic this week, but we can’t help it. He is so cute and cuddly and Mary-Kate Olseny. You just want to reach out and straighten his fat tie, give him a pat on the back and say “go get ‘em”. […]

     
  • Peter Gammons Is On Board With The Rays Way

    Peter Gammons Is On Board With The Rays Way

    March 9, 2007 at 10:11 am 0 comments

    At times he can be a bit of a Pink Sox homer, but for pure baseball writing, nobody does it for us the way Peter Gammons does. And in an arena where everybody has an opinion, we trust his above all else. Last season Gammons nearly died after suffering a […]

     
  • The Hangover: Joe Maddon Is Hunting Wabbits

    The Hangover: Joe Maddon Is Hunting Wabbits

    March 9, 2007 at 9:44 am 0 comments

    The Rays lost again. This time to the Pirates 5-2. There were two big story lines. What may be three-fifths of the rotation after the all-star break, Scott Kazmir, Mitch Talbot and Jeff Niemann all struggled and surrendered runs. The other big story was Dioner Navarro who strained a hamstring […]

     
  • The Hangover: Carl Crawford Wants You To Know That He Does Not Have Limp Wrists

    The Hangover: Carl Crawford Wants You To Know That He Does Not Have Limp Wrists

    March 8, 2007 at 9:42 am 0 comments

    The Rays had another rough loss yesterday, falling to the Tribe 10-2. Joel Guzman hit his first home run of the Spring and Carl Crawford stole two bases. We may have jinxed Jeff Ridgway yesterday by saying that he could grab one of the last bullpen spots because he is […]

     
  • Devil Rays Acquire The Rights Of Free Agent Blogger For $535

    Devil Rays Acquire The Rights Of Free Agent Blogger For $535

    March 7, 2007 at 6:41 pm 2 comments

    Last week we mentioned (via Deadspin) that a blogger was auctioning himself off on Ebay. Manny Stiles of ArmchairGM. has never had a favorite baseball team and declared himself a free agent with the proceeds going to charity. The winner of the auction would be able to decide which baseball […]

     
  • Yes, But Do They Like Green Eggs And Ham?

    Yes, But Do They Like Green Eggs And Ham?

    March 7, 2007 at 1:00 pm 2 comments

    Last week, a large group of area school kids showed up at Prospect Energy Ballpark to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Dr. Seuss’ The Cat in the Hat. Part of the celebration was to have two Rays players read the book to the kids. You would think they would have […]

     
  • The Hangover: The Rays Are On The Bubble (What is their RPI again?)

    The Hangover: The Rays Are On The Bubble (What is their RPI again?)

    March 6, 2007 at 9:38 pm 0 comments

    Another solid performance by one of the Rays starting pitchers. James Shields allowed only one base runner in two innings of work with two strikeouts. At the plate, Joe Maddon tried a new lineup with Carl Crawford and Delmon Young switching spots in the order. The move paid off in […]

     
  • Rays Roster And Lineup Projections Update

    Rays Roster And Lineup Projections Update

    March 6, 2007 at 2:30 pm 0 comments

    We are a few weeks, two intra-squad games and four official games into Spring Training. Now is a good time to take a look at our 2007 25-man roster projections. Over the course of the next month we will update these projections twice a week. A couple of notes on […]