Articles by: Cork Gaines
 

  • 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 […]

     
  • The Hardball Times 2007 Season Preview

    The Hardball Times 2007 Season Preview

    March 6, 2007 at 12:45 pm 0 comments

    The fine group over at The Hardball Times have just released their 2007 Season Preview. The book features previews for all 30 teams, as well as three-year projections for all Major League players and select minor leaguers. For some reason, unbeknownst to us, they asked us to write the Rays […]

     
  • The Hangover: Jae Seo Solid And Bullpen Still Sucks

    The Hangover: Jae Seo Solid And Bullpen Still Sucks

    March 6, 2007 at 8:42 am 0 comments

    We didn’t think it would be possible, but it looks like Casey Fossum has come up with a way to throw even slower than he did last season. Another game, and another solid performance by a Korean pitcher named Jae. Jae Seo made his first appearance of the Spring and […]

     
  • Reds Likely To Start Producing Josh Hamilton Jerseys Any Day Now

    Reds Likely To Start Producing Josh Hamilton Jerseys Any Day Now

    March 5, 2007 at 2:44 pm 0 comments

    The Rays still have plenty of their own questions as they enter the first full week of Spring Training games. However, there was one question lingering out there in the minds of many Rays fans and it involved a player in a different organization all together. This past off-season, the […]

     
  • Throwing Bossman Junior Upton Back Into The Fire

    Throwing Bossman Junior Upton Back Into The Fire

    March 5, 2007 at 1:41 pm 0 comments

    Today the Rays take their 1-2 Spring Record into Prospect Energy Park against the Twins. Papa Joe Maddon is marching out the B-Squad, with only Jorge Cantu and Jonny Gomes as regulars making the start today (once again we can’t mention one without the other this Spring. Jorge and Jonny […]

     
  • The Hangover: When Ozzie Smith Dies He Will Roll Over In His Grave

    The Hangover: When Ozzie Smith Dies He Will Roll Over In His Grave

    March 5, 2007 at 9:30 am 1 comment

    Last year the Rays struggled in a number of areas on their way to 101 losses. Let’s take a look at how those struggles have translated to the first few games of the Spring. Bullpen blows leads? Check Starting pitchers throw too many pitches keeping them from working deep in […]

     
  • The Hangover: Yet Another Rays-Marlins Trade Rumor…*Yawn*

    The Hangover: Yet Another Rays-Marlins Trade Rumor…*Yawn*

    March 4, 2007 at 2:34 pm 0 comments

    We are a little late today, but sometimes, “The Hangover” feature really is a hangover. It took Scott Kazmir 41 pitches to record four outs in the Rays 6-5 victory over the Jays yesterday. Kaz is still young but throwing too many pitches is the only thing that is standing […]

     
  • The Hangover: The Rays Being The Rays

    The Hangover: The Rays Being The Rays

    March 3, 2007 at 3:08 pm 0 comments

    Stop us if you have heard this before: The Rays bullpen blew a…Yeah…we thought you might have heard it before. Yeah, yeah, its the first Spring game, but when a guy who is supposed to be one of the only bright spots in the pen gives up a three-run home […]