Andrew Friedman

  • [THE HANGOVER] Edwin Jackson Now More Likely To Be On Rays Opening-Day Roster

    [THE HANGOVER] Edwin Jackson Now More Likely To Be On Rays Opening-Day Roster

    January 28, 2008 at 1:46 am 1 comment

    Tampa Bay Rays (17 days until pitchers and catchers report)We hope you didn’t forget to add blueberries to your pancakes this morning. It is National Blueberry Pancake Day. But don’t worry. If you screwed that up, Joe Maddon will point out how well you tied your shoes this morning. DEVIL […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Carlos Pena Tells Us Nothing…Some Seem To Think It Is Newsworthy

    [THE HANGOVER] Carlos Pena Tells Us Nothing…Some Seem To Think It Is Newsworthy

    January 15, 2008 at 9:55 am 1 comment

    Tampa Bay Rays (30 days until pitchers and catchers report) Just the links today. DEVIL RAYS WEBTOPIA… We have updated our Meta-Analysis of Top Prospects to now include the “Cursory Top Prospect Post” from Rays of Light. Their post is worth a read if just to read the reasoning for […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The Price For Scott Kazmir Keeps Going Up

    [THE HANGOVER] The Price For Scott Kazmir Keeps Going Up

    December 5, 2007 at 9:54 am 4 comments

    Tampa Bay Rays (66-96)If the Rays want to sign Scott Kazmir to a long-term contract, they may want to do it sooner rather than later, because the price keeps going up. Jake Peavy signed a contract extension with the San Diego Padres that will guarantee him $65.5 million over the […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Rays Pitchers Are Allergic To Strikes

    [THE HANGOVER] Rays Pitchers Are Allergic To Strikes

    November 28, 2007 at 7:56 am 0 comments

    Devil Rays (66-96)Recondite Baseball recently did a little research on a simple pitching statistic and unwittingly may have stumbled upon one of the main reasons that the Rays pitching has been so awful and in turn, why the Devil Rays have been so bad. Since the year 2000 (encompassing all […]

     
  • THE HANGOVER Rocco Baldelli May Be On The Way Out

    THE HANGOVER Rocco Baldelli May Be On The Way Out

    November 8, 2007 at 10:32 am 0 comments

    Team USA 3, Mexico 0.Well, Team USA won their World Cup opener against Mexico. We know that Justin Ruggiano was hit by a pitch to start a rally (bastards) but we are having trouble tracking down a box score, so we have no idea how Evan Longoria did. But since […]

     
  • THE HANGOVER Andrew Friedman Talking With Mets And Twins

    THE HANGOVER Andrew Friedman Talking With Mets And Twins

    November 7, 2007 at 10:06 am 0 comments

    Scottsdale 1, Phoenix 0.Reid Brignac went 0-4 and is now 12-84 (.143), and he is 1 for his last 31. Evan Meek pitched 2 perfect innings to pick up the win. DEVIL RAYS WEBTOPIA… The “Cork Board” on the right side of the page has been updated to reflect minor […]

     
  • The Hangover: Do Small Market Teams Want Empty Stands?

    The Hangover: Do Small Market Teams Want Empty Stands?

    October 17, 2007 at 10:46 am 5 comments

    Surprise 10, Scottsdale 1.Reid Brignac went 1-5 and is now 3-22 (.136) in 5 games. Evan Longoria was 1-4, and is now 6-25 (.240) in 7 games. He also committed 2 errors in the field. DEVIL RAYS WEBTOPIA… Major League players and managers voted Carlos Pena to be the first […]

     
  • Down On The Farm: Jeff Niemann Impresses With Andrew Friedman Looking On

    Down On The Farm: Jeff Niemann Impresses With Andrew Friedman Looking On

    September 13, 2007 at 2:31 pm 0 comments

    Durham 5, Richmond 1 (Series tied 1-1). Jeff Niemann tossed a career-high 8 innings, striking out 9 and walking none in what may have been his best performance since he was drafted in 2004. He allowed 6 hits and 1 run. Niemann got stronger as the game progressed. Five of […]

     
  • The Hangover: Rays Are Starting To Look Like The Team Joe Maddon Always Wanted

    The Hangover: Rays Are Starting To Look Like The Team Joe Maddon Always Wanted

    August 3, 2007 at 12:21 pm 1 comment

    Devil Rays (off day)The Rays open a three game set tonight at the Trop against the Baltimore Orioles. How bad have the Devil Rays been this season? At the beginning of June, the Rays had thoughts of third place in the division. Now Tampa Bay is 9 games behind the […]

     
  • The Hangover: So THIS Is What A Major League Bullpen Looks Like

    The Hangover: So THIS Is What A Major League Bullpen Looks Like

    August 2, 2007 at 12:40 pm 1 comment

    Devil Rays 6, Blue Jays 2. Thank you Mr. Friedman. Thank you. It’s not the ’96 Yankees or the ’02 Angels or the ’06 Tigers. Hell, it is still not even the ’06 Pirates. But for the first time in two years, it is not the Long Island Ducks either. […]