BJ Upton

  • BJ Upton Is About To Win The Lottery

    BJ Upton Is About To Win The Lottery

    November 7, 2012 at 11:18 am 3 comments

    Back in September, we took a look at some similar players and speculated that BJ Upton might command a 5-year, $75 million contract ($15M per year) as a free agent. The feeling at the time was that if the numbers were correct, there is no reason to think Upton would […]

     
  • Phillies Made Two Moves That Left Some Thinking They Will Definitely Sign BJ Upton

    Phillies Made Two Moves That Left Some Thinking They Will Definitely Sign BJ Upton

    November 5, 2012 at 4:38 pm 11 comments

    The Philadelphia Phillies recently hired Steve Henderson to be their hitting coach and Bart Braun as a special assistant to the General Manager. What is interesting about those to moves is that both men were formerly in the Rays organization. And according to Ken Rosenthal, some think the moves were […]

     
  • Phillies Are The ‘Early Favorite’ To Sign BJ Upton

    Phillies Are The ‘Early Favorite’ To Sign BJ Upton

    November 3, 2012 at 9:02 am 4 comments

    As expected, the Rays made the qualifying offer to BJ Upton. But don’t get your hopes up. It would be very surprising if Upton did not turn down the one-year, $13.3 million offer. The qualifying offer is required in order for the Rays to receive a draft pick compensation once […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Mayor Foster’s ‘Tough Sh*t’ Letter, And No Deals For Hellickson And Jennings

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Mayor Foster’s ‘Tough Sh*t’ Letter, And No Deals For Hellickson And Jennings

    October 29, 2012 at 10:20 am 14 comments

    Guess what?! St. Pete Mayor Bill Foster will not let the Rays look for a new stadium in Hillsborough County. Shocking, right? And what is Foster’s reasoning? Stuart Sternberg knew the Rays situation was a mess when he bought the team and well, tough s*t. Here is a snippet of […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Clearing The 40-Man, Suing Tampa, And A First Base Candidate

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Clearing The 40-Man, Suing Tampa, And A First Base Candidate

    October 22, 2012 at 10:41 am 2 comments

    We will start prepping for the off-season this week with looks at the projected roster and payrolls and where the Rays need to make changes. But before we get there let’s get caught up on some links… THE JUNKYARD DOGS WEBTOPIA… The Rays have removed Rich Thompson and minor league […]

     
  • If BJ Upton Wants The Big Bucks, He May Have To Switch Positions (Again)

    If BJ Upton Wants The Big Bucks, He May Have To Switch Positions (Again)

    October 20, 2012 at 1:03 pm 5 comments

    We had already heard that the Rangers might be interested in BJ Upton replacing Josh Hamilton. Now, courtesy of  TR Sullivan of MLB.com, we have word that the Rangers are interested. But what is most interesting about Sullivan’s report is the possibility that the Rangers would want Upton to play […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Peralta’s Future, Staats’ Honor, And Catching Up On The Stadium Saga

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Peralta’s Future, Staats’ Honor, And Catching Up On The Stadium Saga

    October 16, 2012 at 7:30 am 11 comments

    Let’s get caught up on some telling links. THE JUNKYARD DOGS WEBTOPIA… Joel Peralta wants to return to the Rays, saying “I wish I wasn’t a free agent.” [TampaBay.com] BJ Upton is the Rays’ nominee for the Hank Aaron Award, the bogus award that is supposed to be the hitting […]

     
  • BJ Upton To The Rangers?

    BJ Upton To The Rangers?

    October 13, 2012 at 10:13 am 12 comments

    For that handful of Rays fans still holding out hopeBJ Upton will return to the Rays, one thing they like to point out is that there are a number of center fielders that will be available this winter which could lessen the demand for Bossman. Of course, some of those […]

     
  • BJ Upton Is A True Class Act

    BJ Upton Is A True Class Act

    October 5, 2012 at 10:21 am 32 comments

    Like many Rays fans over the years, I have had a love-hate relationship with BJ Upton. He has been an incredible baseball talent that seemed to have brainfarts a little more often than others. But Upton has also been a very quiet player. The only emotion we ever saw was […]

     
  • BJ Upton’s Final At Bat With The Rays – The Mashup Video

    October 4, 2012 at 10:53 am 0 comments

    In the eighth inning of last night’s game, BJ Upton singled in what will likely be his final at bat with the Rays. He was then pulled from the game and left to a standing ovation. Below is a mashup of his final appearance from all three networks that were […]