Andrew Friedman

  • The Scott Kazmir Trade Fallout: A Special GBT Sandwich

    August 29, 2009 at 9:35 am 25 comments

    Following last night’s game, the Rays made it official, sending Scott Kazmir to the Angels. Let’s take a look at what we know and then breakdown the trade… WHAT WE KNOW: The Rays will get three minor leaguers for Kazmir, two of which we know already. The players the Rays […]

     
  • Hunsicker Turns Down Nationals’ GM Position

    Hunsicker Turns Down Nationals’ GM Position

    July 29, 2009 at 8:30 am 2 comments

    [Update] Will Carroll adds that Hunsicker did indeed turn down the offer.  Phil Wood of MASN is reporting that the Washington Nationals have contacted Gerry Hunsicker about being their GM in 2010 (thanks Tyler). I also told them I’d heard that Gerry Hunsicker, Senior VP of baseball Operations for the […]

     
  • Angels May Be Interested In Scott Kazmir

    July 23, 2009 at 10:48 pm 1 comment

    If the Rays are going to add either Roy Halladay or Cliff Lee, they most likely would have to also trade Scott Kazmir to free up payroll. Now we are hearing that the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim near Disney Land may be interested. One way the Rays could clear […]

     
  • A Thickly Veiled Look Behind The Rays Curtain

    May 28, 2009 at 3:00 pm 1 comment

    David Laurila of Baseball Prospectus recently interviewed Andrew Friedman about many of the Rays’ organizational philosophies, the importance of specific individuals and true to the team’s M.O., he skirted a number of topics… On Joe Maddon: One of Joe’s biggest strengths is his ability to relate to each player on […]

     
  • What Akinori Iwamura’s Injury Means To The Rays

    What Akinori Iwamura’s Injury Means To The Rays

    May 26, 2009 at 12:30 pm 10 comments

    Akinori Iwamura tore the ACL in his knee and is out for the season. This injury will have more repercussions than simply reassigning the second base job. Let’s take a closer look at the impact on different individuals in the Rays organization… Aki Iwamura: The Rays have a 2010 club […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss BJ’s Weak Swing, CC’s Bum Shoulder And ‘The Percy’

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss BJ’s Weak Swing, CC’s Bum Shoulder And ‘The Percy’

    May 14, 2009 at 7:18 am 15 comments

    Time to bring back the GBT – The Good, The Bad and The Telling sandwich, where The Bad is nice and lean and the The Telling is ripe. THE GOOD: BJ Upton. We put Bossman here reluctantly. The 3 hits were a nice change, but he is still not hitting […]

     
  • Andrew Friedman On The Rays Approach In This New Sabermetric And Defensive-Minded Baseball World

    Andrew Friedman On The Rays Approach In This New Sabermetric And Defensive-Minded Baseball World

    April 21, 2009 at 1:00 pm 4 comments

    Larry Stone of The Seattle Times has a column today looking at the 2009 Rays and how the Mariners hope to follow in their footsteps. In Don Wakamatsu, [Mariners GM Jack] Zduriencik saw many of the same qualities that made Maddon a successful manager — organization, intelligence, teaching ability and […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Rays May Have Helped Red Sox Save Money

    [THE HANGOVER] Rays May Have Helped Red Sox Save Money

    January 13, 2009 at 11:30 am 1 comment

    It was 41 years ago today that Johnny Cash performed live at Folsom Prison. So the iPod will be all Johnny Cash, all day. But if listening to too much Johnny Cash seems depressing, worry not. Today is also Rubber Duckie’s Birthday! Too much information? DEVIL DOGS WEBTOPIA… Rob Neyer […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Happy Birthday To Grant Balfour And Sandy Koufax; AJ Pierzynski, No So Much

    [THE HANGOVER] Happy Birthday To Grant Balfour And Sandy Koufax; AJ Pierzynski, No So Much

    December 30, 2008 at 11:22 am 0 comments

    Happy Birthday to Grant Balfour, who is 31 years old today. We are not sure what that is in Australian years since toilets flush backwards down under*. He shares a birthday with arguably the greatest pitcher to ever live, Sandy Koufax, 73, who went 27-9 with a 190 ERA+ in […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Pat Burrell And The Rays Could Be A Marriage Of Convenience

    [THE HANGOVER] Pat Burrell And The Rays Could Be A Marriage Of Convenience

    December 22, 2008 at 11:25 am 5 comments

    Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe feels the Rays will add one of Jason Giambi, Milton Bradley, Pat Burrell or Adam Dunn. Seems as if the prices for these guys are dropping rapidly, and the Rays might be able to add a pretty good hitter to replace Cliff Floyd and/or […]