Ben Zobrist

  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Abreu’s Return, Wild Cards And Waechter’s Moment

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Abreu’s Return, Wild Cards And Waechter’s Moment

    August 7, 2009 at 7:08 am 3 comments

    DEVIL DOGS WEBTOPIA… The Rays resigned Winston Abreu and assigned him to Durham. [The Heater] Sometimes we think you should have to show a driver’s license and and I.Q. card to buy alcohol. [Tampa Tribune] John Romano discusses who The Rayshead Army should be rooting for in the Boston-New York […]

     
  • Ben Zobrist, AL MVP…Discuss

    Ben Zobrist, AL MVP…Discuss

    July 30, 2009 at 11:00 am 13 comments

    Rob Neyer discusses the case of Ben Zobrist as the American League Most Valuable Player. Just off the top: Zobrist leads the American League in FanGraphs’ Runs Above Replacement (51.5) but he’s just 20th in Baseball Prospectus’ Wins Above Replacement (4.1). Why the difference? Maybe one of our favorite lines […]

     
  • Who Has Been Most Valuable For The Rays

    Who Has Been Most Valuable For The Rays

    July 20, 2009 at 12:30 pm 4 comments

    After the first month of the season, many thought Evan Longoria was going to run away with the AL MVP award this year. Now, as we enter the second-half of the season, Dirtbag may not even be the MVP of the Rays. Based on wOBA (similar to OPS, but on […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Rays In The All-Star Game

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Rays In The All-Star Game

    July 14, 2009 at 6:50 am 10 comments

    DEVIL DOGS WEBTOPIA… Carlos Pena hit just 6 home runs in the first 2 rounds of the Home Run Derby and was eliminated in a tie-breaker by Albert Pujols. But what is interesting is that Pena hit all of his home runs to the opposite field and was hitting the […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss A Poor Way To End The First-Half

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss A Poor Way To End The First-Half

    July 13, 2009 at 7:45 am 6 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: James Shields. Show of hands: How many of you think Shields would have allowed both of those runners to score […]

     
  • Pena Named To All-Star Team; Jaso Promoted

    July 12, 2009 at 10:09 am 7 comments

    A couple of programming notes this morning via Marc Lancaster… The entire Rays infield will now be in St. Louis for the All-Star game. Carlos Pena has been added to the AL roster to replace Dustin Pedroia. Pedroia’s wife is currently in the hospital and may be set to deliver […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Upton’s Mad Dash, The Mad Australian And Awakening Zorilla

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Upton’s Mad Dash, The Mad Australian And Awakening Zorilla

    July 9, 2009 at 7:00 am 4 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: Ben Zobrist. Remember that mini-slump that Bruce Banner was in last week? Yeah, not so much anymore. Zorilla awoke with […]

     
  • Rays Hog SportsCenter’s Top Plays

    July 8, 2009 at 1:00 pm 3 comments

    The Rays were featured prominently with 3 of SportsCenter’s top 10 plays today… Likes(0)Dislikes(0)

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss 4 Rays In The All-Star Game

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss 4 Rays In The All-Star Game

    July 6, 2009 at 7:38 am 7 comments

    No GBT today, enjoy the off-day… SUNBURST PLAYER OF THE GAME: Evan Longoria. An RBI and some good glovework. DEVIL DOGS WEBTOPIA… Evan Longoria was voted to start for the American League in the all-star game. Carl Crawford and Jason Bartlett were selected by the players and Ben Zobrist was […]

     
  • Ben Zobrist And Willy Aybar Are The Great Equalizers In The AL East

    Ben Zobrist And Willy Aybar Are The Great Equalizers In The AL East

    July 2, 2009 at 12:00 pm 4 comments

    Two nights ago, Joe Maddon decided to give Evan Longoria a night off to rest his sore hamstring. Finding a replacement was easy, as Maddon had Willy Aybar sitting on the bench. And figuring out where to bat Aybar was apparently easy also, as Maddon slotted him right into Longo’s […]