Ben Zobrist

  • [THE HANGOVER] Cliff Floyd Wants To Return To Rays; May Have To Hire Jeff Gillooly

    [THE HANGOVER] Cliff Floyd Wants To Return To Rays; May Have To Hire Jeff Gillooly

    January 8, 2009 at 9:02 am 0 comments

    Just the links today, Jason Giambi’s birthday. We don’t think David Chalk will be sending any gifts. Also, on this day 7 years ago, the [Devil] Rays were involved in a three-team swap that sent Roberto Hernandez to the Royals. The Rays received Ben Grieve from Oakland and the A’s […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] There Is Nothing ‘Utility’ About Julianna Zobrist

    [THE HANGOVER] There Is Nothing ‘Utility’ About Julianna Zobrist

    December 29, 2008 at 11:07 am 1 comment

    We are still waiting on an official announcement from the Rays that they have signed reliever Joe Nelson. Nelson announced on December 24 that he had agreed to a one-year, $1.3 million contract with the Rays. As per most deals, the contract requires the player to pass a physical and […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Time To Start Looking At 2009

    [THE HANGOVER] Time To Start Looking At 2009

    October 31, 2008 at 9:20 am 25 comments

    Online Surveys & Market Research DEVIL DOGS WEBTOPIA… Another day, another feature piece on the Rays in the New York Times. This time they take a look at the staying power of the team in the AL East, noting that core of the team could be unchanged in 2009 and […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Rays Drop Opener; Big Guns Coming

    [THE HANGOVER] Rays Drop Opener; Big Guns Coming

    October 23, 2008 at 10:13 am 26 comments

    Click on above images to be taken to full standings, box scores or schedule… THE GOOD: It was a perfect game for the Phillies. They had their best pitcher on the mound against the Rays #3 starter. They got a number of breaks during the game, including a safe-call on […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Percival Closer To Post-Season Roster Spot; Crawford Could Be Activated Today

    [THE HANGOVER] Percival Closer To Post-Season Roster Spot; Crawford Could Be Activated Today

    September 26, 2008 at 9:39 am 4 comments

    Click on above images to be taken to full standings, boxscores or schedule… THE GOOD: Ben Zobrist. Is this guy’s blood being checked? Zorilla went deep twice yesterday, including a shot to straightaway center field that is a rare sight in Comerica Park. THE BAD: Scott Kazmir. Has there ever […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Rocco Is Ready; May Be Forced To Wait A Few More Days

    [THE HANGOVER] Rocco Is Ready; May Be Forced To Wait A Few More Days

    August 6, 2008 at 3:21 pm 3 comments

    DEVIL RAYS WEBTOPIA… BJ Upton was benched for this afternoon’s game for not running out a ground ball back to the pitcher in the 9th inning of last night’s game. Joe Maddon did not rule out using him late in the game. [The Heater] As we expected, Rocco Baldelli is […]

     
  • [DOWN ON THE FARM] Zobrist Named IL Player Of The Week

    [DOWN ON THE FARM] Zobrist Named IL Player Of The Week

    August 6, 2008 at 3:03 pm 0 comments

    Durham 9, Richmond 6. Heath Phillips made his 2nd start for the Bulls and gave up 2 runs in 5 innings…Juan Salas pitched 2 perfect innings with 4 strikeouts and Scott Dohmann got his 17th save with a perfect 9th…6 different Bulls had at least 2 hits including Justin Ruggiano […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Jonny Gomes Demoted, Rocco Will Have To Wait

    [THE HANGOVER] Jonny Gomes Demoted, Rocco Will Have To Wait

    August 5, 2008 at 4:00 pm 6 comments

    THE BAD: We were orignally planning to bring back the Live Blog-A-Baloo of the week on Wednesday. We are long overdue for an installment and Wednesday could be the ’08 debut of Rocco Baldelli. But, when the casting director for a very popular NBC drama calls and asks if you […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Rocco Baldelli Could Be Activated As Early As Today

    [THE HANGOVER] Rocco Baldelli Could Be Activated As Early As Today

    August 4, 2008 at 11:51 am 5 comments

    THE GOOD: Rally Time. The Rays are now 3-0 in games in which Troy Percival blew a save and are 27-0 in games in which he has appeared. THE BAD: The offense for the first 6 innings. Prior to the 7th inning, the Rays only hit was an infield single […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Zobrist Gives Boost To Struggling Offense, Gets Demoted

    [THE HANGOVER] Zobrist Gives Boost To Struggling Offense, Gets Demoted

    July 24, 2008 at 11:23 am 3 comments

    THE GOOD: James Shields outside of the back-to-back home runs in the 2nd inning. After the 2 home runs, he retired 13 of the next 14 batters and faced the minimum over that span. Other than the 2 solo homers, he allowed only 4 hits and 1 run, striking out […]