Andrew Friedman

  • [RULE 4 DRAFT] Recapping The First Day Of The Draft

    [RULE 4 DRAFT] Recapping The First Day Of The Draft

    June 6, 2008 at 2:50 pm 11 comments

    THE GOOD: The consensus seem to be that the Rays took the player with the best chance to be a superstar in the big leagues, in Tim Beckham. THE BAD: Can somebody please explain to us why Tim Beckham was wearing an old Devil Rays’ cap after he was drafted? […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Scott Kazmir Is 5-6 MPH From Being Most Dominant Pitcher In Baseball

    [THE HANGOVER] Scott Kazmir Is 5-6 MPH From Being Most Dominant Pitcher In Baseball

    May 27, 2008 at 10:01 am 9 comments

    THE GOOD: The Tampa Bay Rays have the best record in baseball and Scott Kazmir is just getting warmed up. Last night, the game was over in the first inning. He struck out all three batters in the first inning, with 2 coming on sliders in the dirt. He was […]

     
  • [SHOWER-SHOE FUNGUS] Playing A Little Pepper: Baltimore Orioles

    [SHOWER-SHOE FUNGUS] Playing A Little Pepper: Baltimore Orioles

    May 23, 2008 at 3:53 pm 3 comments

    ODDSMAKERS What are the chances Andrew Friedman completes a trade in the next week? Willy Aybar is currently on a rehab assignment in Vero Beach and he is getting playing time at 2B, suggesting the Rays are preparing Aybar to be a utility-player on the big club when he comes […]

     
  • [DOWN ON THE FARM] Hellickson Picks Up Another Win

    [DOWN ON THE FARM] Hellickson Picks Up Another Win

    May 20, 2008 at 7:33 am 4 comments

    Durham (DNP) Montgomery 11, Tennessee 5.Mike Prochaska as victorious in his first start since his demotion from Durham. He allowed 3 run in 6.2 innings…Ronnie Merrill and Gabby Martinez homered for the Biscuits. Martinez drove in 4 on 3 hits. Vero Beach 6, Tampa 5. Jeremy Hellickson improved to 5-0, […]

     
  • [SCOTT KAZMIR] Kazmir Extension Adds Stability To Rays Foundation

    [SCOTT KAZMIR] Kazmir Extension Adds Stability To Rays Foundation

    May 15, 2008 at 1:21 pm 0 comments

    At the quarter-mark of the season, the Rays sit in a position, never experienced by the Tampa Bay Rays franchise, with or without the Devil. At 23-17, the Rays are in first place in the AL East for the first time ever this late in the season. Not bad for […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Rays Get To Mo Rivera In 11th, Take Over First Place

    [THE HANGOVER] Rays Get To Mo Rivera In 11th, Take Over First Place

    May 14, 2008 at 9:41 am 8 comments

    THE GOOD: Andrew Friedman. Every single move this guy has made in the last year has been pure gold. Even the moves he did not make. There were lots of rumors this off-season of trading Edwin Jackson. In particular, the hope was to get a catcher back in return. Instead, […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] We Are Confused By All This Winning

    [THE HANGOVER] We Are Confused By All This Winning

    May 7, 2008 at 10:00 am 14 comments

    THE GOOD: Good game for Akinori Iwamura offensively. In the 3rd, Aki had an RBI single, but more impotantly, with 2 outs, he advanced to second base on Carl Crawford’s sac fly. That allowed Aki to score on BJ Upton’s single…Jason Bartlett made two amazing plays in the field. The […]

     
  • [WORLD B. FRIEDMAN] Andrew Friedman Running Rays Like A Fantasy Baseball Team

    [WORLD B. FRIEDMAN] Andrew Friedman Running Rays Like A Fantasy Baseball Team

    April 24, 2008 at 1:29 pm 2 comments

    We have no idea if Andrew Friedman plays fantasy baseball. We have a feeling that Bud Selig might frown upon the idea of team executives logging in every morning to check the rosters of imaginary teams with real players. Looking at the Rays transaction wire this season, we have to […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Rays Stay Undefeated In Orlando

    [THE HANGOVER] Rays Stay Undefeated In Orlando

    April 23, 2008 at 11:09 am 11 comments

    THE GOOD: James Shields showed us that he is a winner last night. He struggled early without his best stuff and with shoddy defense behind him, but fought through it and still managed to give Joe Maddon 7 innings. For all the changes to the bullpen, the biggest reason the […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] When Sonnanstine Is Hittable, He Is Very Hittable

    [THE HANGOVER] When Sonnanstine Is Hittable, He Is Very Hittable

    April 15, 2008 at 9:19 am 4 comments

    THE GOOD: Not a god damned thing..OK…Evan Longoria’s first major league home run to tie up the game was a nice moment…And Joe Maddon actually sounding pieved in the post-game press conference was a refreshing change…Outside of that? Not a damn thing. THE BAD: We don’t want to talk about […]