Articles by: Cork Gaines
 

  • The Hangover: Is Elijah Dukes Overweight?

    The Hangover: Is Elijah Dukes Overweight?

    February 21, 2007 at 1:03 pm 0 comments

    This is why the Rays reporters bug the heck out of us. Here is an article about Elijah Dukes. The article itself is fairly benign. But early in the article Dukes has the following quote… Hopefully when I get that call saying I’m in the league, I’ll probably be about […]

     
  • Jonny Gomes, Meet Kevin Maas

    Jonny Gomes, Meet Kevin Maas

    February 20, 2007 at 10:05 pm 0 comments

    Word has come down that Joe Maddon is no longer considering Jonny Gomes for playing time at first base. Gomes has arrived to Spring Training healthy and strong and Maddon says that makes him an outfielder. Of course somebody should tell Mr. Gomes that, as he apparently didn’t even bring […]

     
  • The Hangover: The Curse Of New Kids On The Block

    The Hangover: The Curse Of New Kids On The Block

    February 20, 2007 at 1:34 pm 0 comments

    We understand the excitement about the possibility of Edwin Jackson being the 5th starter for the Rays this season. Of course, everybody points to the 3-2 record and 1.60 ERA in the Venezuelan Winter League. The St. Pete Times ran an article on Jackson and his hopes of making the […]

     
  • 11 Spring Training Question Marks

    11 Spring Training Question Marks

    February 19, 2007 at 10:32 am 0 comments

    The Rays return in 2007 with basically the same lineup that finished the 2006 campaign. That is not necessarily a good thing for a team that lost 101 games, scored the fewest runs and gave up the fourth most runs in the major leagues. What it does offer is a […]

     
  • Rays Trade Value Index Update

    Rays Trade Value Index Update

    January 23, 2007 at 10:52 am 0 comments

    Yesterday the Rays signed relief pitcher (we use that term loosely) Scott Dohmann to a 1-year contract. We were amused by the headline that surfaced on the Tampa Tribune website here…”Rays Get Some Relief”. Other than being an unoriginal and overused headline when a major league team signs a relief […]

     
  • We Like To Think Of Elijah Dukes As A Mischievous Badger

    We Like To Think Of Elijah Dukes As A Mischievous Badger

    January 17, 2007 at 10:52 am 0 comments

    It has been a quiet off-season for the Rays. Other than the acquisitions of Brendan Harris and Akinori Iwamura, there has been little news regarding the Tampa Bay Baseball Club other than various trade rumors that are yet to come to fruition. Of course Elijah Dukes celebrated his promotion to […]

     
  • Pirates Talking To Rays About Elijah Dukes

    Pirates Talking To Rays About Elijah Dukes

    January 10, 2007 at 1:38 am 0 comments

    It has been a slow off-season for the Rays, as they have been hesitant to get involved in this year’s free agency not-so-free-for all. And since the winter meetings, the news has come even slower than Toby Hall trying to score from second on a single. Andrew Friedman and company […]

     
  • Iwamura’s Army

    Iwamura’s Army

    December 18, 2006 at 9:05 am 0 comments

    Today we bring you video footage of Yakult Swallows fans paying tribute to the newest D-Ray, Akinori Iwamura, or as we prefer to refer to him…Muu-Rah! (Think Marines). Ozzie Guillen may hate the Gays, but he sure does love idiot catchers with big mouths. After Toby Hall’s recent remarks regarding […]

     
  • Rays Finalize Deal With Iwamura

    Rays Finalize Deal With Iwamura

    December 15, 2006 at 2:16 am 0 comments

    The Tampa Tribune is reporting that the Tampa Bay Devil Rays and Japanese all-star third baseman Akinori Iwamura have agreed in principal on a contract. The deal would be for $7.25 million over three years with a team option in the fourth year. No word on how much the option […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Toby Hall, Minor League Talent, Major League Mouth

    [THE HANGOVER] Toby Hall, Minor League Talent, Major League Mouth

    December 14, 2006 at 9:42 am 1 comment

    We can rule out any possible return of Toby Hall to the Rays. Buried at the bottom of the Iwamura article is the news that Hall has been offered a minor league contract by the Rays. Hall scoffed at the idea and was quoted as saying “That was funny…I guess […]