Articles by: Cork Gaines
 

  • Devil Rays Webtopia

    Devil Rays Webtopia

    December 6, 2006 at 9:12 am 0 comments

    This article indicates that the Marlins and Rays are far apart on any deal that would include Rocco Baldelli. At first it was humorous, but now we are tired of all the The Devil Rays talked to Barry Bonds agent stories. It would never happen, but it is Andrew Friedman’s […]

     
  • The Price For Rocco Baldelli: Scott Olsen

    The Price For Rocco Baldelli: Scott Olsen

    December 5, 2006 at 12:01 am 0 comments

    MLB.com has comfirmed that the Florida Marlins have inquired about Rocco Baldelli to play center field. That same source also indicates that while the Marlins would prefer to move Ricky Nolasco, the Devil Rays may be holding out for Scott Olsen. Olsen is a 22 year old left hander that […]

     
  • Has Rocco Baldelli Played His Last Game For The Rays?

    Has Rocco Baldelli Played His Last Game For The Rays?

    December 4, 2006 at 9:55 am 0 comments

    Much has been made about the enormous amount of money that teams have been throwing at free agents this off-season. The Cubs alone have committed more than $200 million and counting. This frenzied spending may have had a direct impact on the Tampa Bay Devil Rays pursuit of free agents […]

     
  • Rays Sign Hee-Seop Choi

    Rays Sign Hee-Seop Choi

    November 28, 2006 at 4:08 am 0 comments

    According to the Korean Times, the Rays have signed free agent first baseman Hee-Seop Choi. The contract is a 2-year deal valued at $1.95 million. Choi, 27, has not played in the major leagues since 2005, having played last year for the Red Sox AAA affiliate, the Pawtucket Red Sox. […]

     
  • The Bar Has Been Set For Scott Kazmir’s Extension

    The Bar Has Been Set For Scott Kazmir’s Extension

    November 27, 2006 at 12:01 pm 1 comment

    In 2008 Scott Kazmir will enter his third full season with the Rays. As a result, Kid K will be in his first season (of three) of arbitration eligibility. Therefor the Rays have Kazmir for at least four more years until the earliest point that he can become a free […]

     
  • Carl Crawford 26th Most Valuable American Leaguer

    Carl Crawford 26th Most Valuable American Leaguer

    November 21, 2006 at 7:49 pm 0 comments

    Justin Morneau of the Minnesota Twins won the 2006 AL MVP award…Derek Jeter did not. Shockingly, the Rays 2006 Team MVP, Carl Crawford, did not receive any first place votes. However, he did receive one 9th place vote to finish 26th in the balloting. To put this in perspective, one […]

     
  • Rays Trade Value Index and 2007 Roster Projections

    Rays Trade Value Index and 2007 Roster Projections

    November 20, 2006 at 9:00 am 0 comments

    We’re back. The 2006 season began with delusions of grandeur and ended with a thud. When the dust cleared, the Rays finished 2006 with the second most losses in franchise history and winners of the David Price Sweepstakes, and the first pick in the 2007 amateur entry draft. Now we […]

     
  • The Anti-Pennant Race

    The Anti-Pennant Race

    September 27, 2006 at 8:08 am 0 comments

    And then there were two. Last night the Cubbies beat the Brewers 14-6. Can the Cubs do anything right? It was a bad day all-around for the north-siders. For the last few weeks, it appeared to be a foregone conclusion that Joe Girardi would be managing the Baby Bears in […]

     
  • The Hangover: Carl Crawford Is The Perfect Storm

    The Hangover: Carl Crawford Is The Perfect Storm

    September 27, 2006 at 7:13 am 2 comments

    Will Carl Crawford be wearing a Devil Rays uniform in 2007? Rumors have swirled all season that Crawford could be traded. At the time it was widely believed that the Rays were not shopping C. C. but may have just been approached by other teams. Now comes the latest report […]

     
  • The Anti-Pennant Race

    The Anti-Pennant Race

    September 26, 2006 at 10:14 am 0 comments

    And then there were three. The Royals are bringing their ‘A’ game (or is that ‘F’ game?) and have now righted their ship. During one stretch, K. C. went 20-18, but things are back to normal in the other city in Missouri. Last night they rolled over for the Twinkies […]