Andrew Friedman

  • [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 […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Rays Lock-Up Dan Wheeler For 3 Years

    [THE HANGOVER] Rays Lock-Up Dan Wheeler For 3 Years

    April 2, 2008 at 8:21 am 1 comment

    Tampa Bay Rays (1-0) Yesterday: Tampa Bay Rays (Off Day). DEVIL RAYS WEBTOPIA… The Rays signed Dan Wheeler to a 3-year extension. The deal will pay Wheeler $9.5 million over the next three years with a 4th year team option that is worth $4 million with a $1 million buyout. […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] If Zobrist Is On DL, Bench Appears Set

    [THE HANGOVER] If Zobrist Is On DL, Bench Appears Set

    March 24, 2008 at 8:31 am 3 comments

    Tampa Bay Rays (7 days until Opening Day) We have a busy, busy day planned here at RI, so be sure to check back early and often…Yesterday: Tampa Bay Rays 10, Reds 9. The Good: The two players that the Rays will rely on to be power sources in 2008, […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Edwin Jackson Reminds Us Why He Drives Us Nuts

    [THE HANGOVER] Edwin Jackson Reminds Us Why He Drives Us Nuts

    March 20, 2008 at 8:45 am 1 comment

    Tampa Bay Rays (11 days until Opening Day) Yesterday: Tampa Bay Rays 3, Phillies 1. The Good: This is why we hate Edwin Jackson. He will pitch like Bob Gibson about once a month and you start thinking man, what if he did this all the time, he could win […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Matt Garza Good And Bad In Latest Outing

    [THE HANGOVER] Matt Garza Good And Bad In Latest Outing

    March 19, 2008 at 8:15 am 0 comments

    Tampa Bay Rays (12 days until Opening Day) Yesterday: Phillies 4, Tampa Bay Rays 2. The Good: Matt Garza in the 2nd, 3rd and 6th innings. After a shaky first, he retired 9 of 10 and then the last 4 he faced. Evan Longoria hit his 3rd home run of […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Elliot Johnson Is Reestablishing Himself As A Top Prospect

    [THE HANGOVER] Elliot Johnson Is Reestablishing Himself As A Top Prospect

    March 12, 2008 at 10:50 am 0 comments

    Tampa Bay Rays (19 days until Opening Day) Yesterday: Tampa Bay Rays 7, Twins 1. Joe Maddon and Jim Hickey is starting to let their starters stretch it out early this year. James Shields worked 5 scoreless innings, giving up 4 hits and 1 walk. His last inning was his […]