Articles by: Cork Gaines
 

  • 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 […]

     
  • The Hangover

    The Hangover

    September 26, 2006 at 9:33 am 0 comments

    It was supposed to be just another meaningless home finale on Monday night against the Evil Empire. But something amazing happened. It only took 156 games. 156 games. Well, 154 games if you count the two where Joe Maddon took a mini-vacation with his girlfriend. But, if you missed it […]

     
  • The Anti-Pennant Race

    The Anti-Pennant Race

    September 25, 2006 at 8:37 am 0 comments

    We have a new leader and two more teams have been eliminated…Fortunately the Rays have one more game left at The Trop (today versus the Yankees), as they are a decidedly different team at home than on the road. This past weekend, the Rays took two of three from the […]

     
  • The Weekend Hangover

    The Weekend Hangover

    September 25, 2006 at 7:09 am 0 comments

    Pitching, Pitching, Pitching…It is amazing how good pitching can make a team look good. Yes, the Yankees had already clinched the division and yes they did not play their ‘A’ lineup each day, but it is still the Yankees. The Rays threw three rookies at the Evil Empire this weekend […]

     
  • The Anti-Pennant Race

    The Anti-Pennant Race

    September 21, 2006 at 10:36 am 0 comments

    Yesterday, they were all giddy over at the Kansas City Star, because the Royals were no longer the worst team in baseball. Should they have to print a retraction today? Yesterday the Rays finally won a game, and the Royals remembered that they suck, as they were shut out by […]

     
  • The Hangover

    The Hangover

    September 21, 2006 at 10:06 am 0 comments

    Rays Win! Rays Win! Rays Win! Wow. It seems like it has been two weeks since we were able to utter those words. Wait? Oh yeah, it has been. Once again the Rays blew a late lead and a strong performance by Jae Seo. However, this time they were able […]