01. Players

  • Odds And Ends: The Most Worrisome Aspect Of Andrew Friedman’s Departure

    Odds And Ends: The Most Worrisome Aspect Of Andrew Friedman’s Departure

    October 21, 2014 at 10:57 am 4 comments

    Before we get to the rest of the links, the Rays have announced that Chaim Bloom and Erik Neander have been promoted to Vice President, Baseball Operations thus presumably completing the front office shake-up following the departure of Andrew Friedman. The most important aspect of these moves is that the […]

     
  • Andrew Friedman Says Don Mattingly Will ‘Definitely’ Manage The Dodgers In 2015

    Andrew Friedman Says Don Mattingly Will ‘Definitely’ Manage The Dodgers In 2015

    October 17, 2014 at 1:35 pm 1 comment

    Andrew Friedman was introduced to the media today as the Dodgers president of baseball operations. During the press conference, Friedman was asked about the future of Dodgers manager Don Mattingly. Friedman’s answer put to rest the idea that Joe Maddon will follow Friedman to the Dodgers, at least for now. […]

     
  • There Is Hope That Joe Maddon Won’t Follow Andrew Friedman To The Dodgers

    There Is Hope That Joe Maddon Won’t Follow Andrew Friedman To The Dodgers

    October 15, 2014 at 11:17 am 11 comments

    It’s the next day and it wasn’t a bad dream. Andrew Friedman is now the president of baseball operations for the Los Angeles Dodgers. Now Rays fans are worried that Joe Maddon will join him and there are plenty of reasons why we should not be surprised if it does […]

     
  • Andrew Friedman Leaves Rays To Join The Dodgers

    Andrew Friedman Leaves Rays To Join The Dodgers

    October 14, 2014 at 1:00 pm 19 comments

    In a move that will come as a shock to many, the Rays have announced that Andrew Friedman is leaving the Tampa Bay Rays. He will join the Los Angeles Dodgers as head of baseball operations according to several reports. Matt Silverman will take over as the head of baseball […]

     
  • Sounds Like David Price Did Not Take His Trade To The Tigers Well

    Sounds Like David Price Did Not Take His Trade To The Tigers Well

    October 14, 2014 at 11:44 am 6 comments

    If you have followed the Rays for a while then you know David Price as a talented and driven baseball player who is also just a big kid at heart off the field. However, if you were watching closely, you also know Price was always one step from an emotional […]

     
  • Now There Is A Crazy Rumor That The Dodgers Want Both Andrew Friedman And Joe Maddon

    Now There Is A Crazy Rumor That The Dodgers Want Both Andrew Friedman And Joe Maddon

    October 13, 2014 at 10:02 am 7 comments

    Last week we heard a crazy rumor that the Los Angeles Dodgers may go after Andrew Friedman to be their general manager. But why stop at crazy when you have enough money to go full-cuckoo. Now Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe passes along this rumor: “Rumors of an Andrew Friedman/Joe […]

     
  • Report: Dodgers May Go After Andrew Friedman If They Fire Their GM

    Report: Dodgers May Go After Andrew Friedman If They Fire Their GM

    October 10, 2014 at 10:56 am 2 comments

    Here we go again. Bill Plaschke of the LA Times is reporting that Los Angeles Dodgers general manager Ned Colletti may soon be fired and if he is, the team may go after Andrew Friedman. It’s hard to know for certain how much to make of this report. In the […]

     
  • Shoe Company Launches New Campaign Featuring Evan Longoria

    Shoe Company Launches New Campaign Featuring Evan Longoria

    October 7, 2014 at 11:39 am 1 comment

    New Balance just launched their new “unlaced” series which will take a behind-the-scenes look at four big leaguers. Evan Longoria is the first to be featured (Scott Kazmir will also be featured in the near future). Each player will have three videos that will be “an intimate look at their […]

     
  • The Longest And Shortest Home Runs Hit By The Rays This Season

    The Longest And Shortest Home Runs Hit By The Rays This Season

    October 1, 2014 at 11:47 am 1 comment

      Unfortunately, of the 12 longest home runs hit at The Trop this season, 11 were hit by opposing players. The lone exception was the 436-foot home run, as measured by ESPN’s “Hit Tracker,” hit by Sean Rodriguez in July off of Dustin McGowan of the Blue Jays. The reaction […]

     
  • Joe Maddon Wants To Manage For 10 More Years

    Joe Maddon Wants To Manage For 10 More Years

    September 30, 2014 at 12:46 pm 1 comment

    Joe Maddon’s contract is up at the end of next season, which has led to speculation in some circles (including here) that his days as manager of the Rays are numbered since he will be due a big raise. Maddon recently addressed his future and said that he hopes to […]