Andrew Friedman

  • [THE HANGOVER] In The End, Rays Refused To Blow Up Farm System

    [THE HANGOVER] In The End, Rays Refused To Blow Up Farm System

    August 1, 2008 at 10:19 am 0 comments

    THE GOOD: The future of the Rays remains intact. Despite reports that the Rays were offering the Pirates both Jeff Niemann and Reid Brignac, that now appears to be false. And if that is the case, it is pretty clear that the Rays had little or no intention of tinkering […]

     
  • [TRADE DEADLINE] What Do You Like Better..Christmas Or Trading Season?

    [TRADE DEADLINE] What Do You Like Better..Christmas Or Trading Season?

    July 23, 2008 at 3:03 pm 9 comments

    Yesterday we presented our updated Trade Value Index (TVI). With a little over a week until next Thursday’s trade deadline, rather than take a look at the players the Rays may target we will take a look at the players most likely to be sent packing should Andrew Friedman and […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Balfour Is So Confident Now, He Will Tell Batters What Is Coming

    [THE HANGOVER] Balfour Is So Confident Now, He Will Tell Batters What Is Coming

    July 22, 2008 at 11:03 am 1 comment

    THE GOOD: Scott Kazmir was at his best and kept his pitch count in check. After needing 18 pitches in the first, he only needed 67 over the next 5 innings and was able to work 7 full innings with 103 pitches… BJ Upton. Upton was 2-3 with 2 walks. […]

     
  • [DOWN ON THE FARM] Thayer And Cummings Strong In AAA All-Star Game

    [DOWN ON THE FARM] Thayer And Cummings Strong In AAA All-Star Game

    July 17, 2008 at 12:20 pm 0 comments

    PCL 6, IL 5 (AAA All-Star game). Chris Richard started for the IL at first base and went 0-2 with a strike out…Dale Thayer pitched the 5th inning, allowing no runs on 1 hit and Jeremy Cummings got the call in the 7th inning, also holding the PCL scoreless while […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Carl Crawford Is Starting To Look Familiar

    [THE HANGOVER] Carl Crawford Is Starting To Look Familiar

    June 26, 2008 at 10:21 am 0 comments

    THE GOOD: The extra-base hits are coming more frequently for Carl Crawford. Last night CC drove in 5 with a pair of home runs. He has 5 extra-base hits in his last 7 games after only having 1 in the 10 previous games. He also has 6 multi-hit games in […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Dirtbag And The Fat Catcher Carry Rays Over Angels

    [THE HANGOVER] Dirtbag And The Fat Catcher Carry Rays Over Angels

    June 10, 2008 at 10:24 am 7 comments

    THE GOOD: Evan Longoria, Willy Aybar and Dioner Navarro. Not only did they hit back-to-back-to-back and belly-to-belly-to-belly home runs in the 2nd inning for the first time in franchise history, but the trio went a combined 9-13 with 3 doubles, 4 home runs and 9 RBI…The Rays managed only 2 […]

     
  • [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, […]