BJ Upton

  • The Hangover: A Stomach-Punch Loss For The Rays

    The Hangover: A Stomach-Punch Loss For The Rays

    April 13, 2007 at 8:40 am 0 comments

    “stomach-punch” game. Carl Crawford hit a double in the 9It’s funny but sad. Losing a lead in the 8th or 9th inning should be the worst way to lose a game. The Devil Rays bullpen blows so many leads late in games, that when they do, it is never very […]

     
  • The Hangover: A Sweet Dream Indeed

    The Hangover: A Sweet Dream Indeed

    April 7, 2007 at 1:12 pm 0 comments

    We had a dream last night that the Rays blew a lead late (as usual) against the Blue Jays but actually rallied to score 3 in the bottom of the 9th off of one of the best closers in baseball including a game-tying 2-run home run by Delmon Young, to […]

     
  • The Hangover: Carlos Pena Makes Opening Day Roster Afterall

    The Hangover: Carlos Pena Makes Opening Day Roster Afterall

    April 1, 2007 at 8:01 am 0 comments

    The Rays concluded spring training with an 8-3 win over the Mets at the Trop. It’s too bad that the Rays couldn’t have played the Mets on a day that Scott Kazmir started. It would have been fun to see all the Mets fans at the Trop crying. The Rays […]

     
  • Your 2007 Tampa Bay Devil Rays Roster

    Your 2007 Tampa Bay Devil Rays Roster

    March 31, 2007 at 5:41 pm 1 comment

    The Rays made it official today as Jorge Cantu was demoted to Durham, making BJ Upton the Rays starting second baseman. It was probably the last we have seen of Cantu in a Rays uniform, as he has asked to be traded, stating that he “is not a minor league […]

     
  • The Hangover: B. J. Upton Could Be Starting Second Baseman

    The Hangover: B. J. Upton Could Be Starting Second Baseman

    March 29, 2007 at 8:25 am 0 comments

    The Phillies beat the Rays 9-2 in Scott Kazmir’s final appearance before opening day. Damn, we hate losing to Philadelphia team in anything. So then we just go back and watch our tape of THIS game and we feel soooo much better. It appears as though we will need to […]

     
  • The Hangover: Wade Townsend? Never Heard Of Him

    The Hangover: Wade Townsend? Never Heard Of Him

    March 27, 2007 at 8:48 am 0 comments

    The Rays fell to Cleveland 4-3. You can tell that Joe Maddon wants his pitchers working deeper in games this year. For the second time this week a starting pitcher worked 7 innings, a rare sight in spring training. This time it was James Shields, who gave up 4 runs […]

     
  • The Great B. J. Upton Debate

    The Great B. J. Upton Debate

    March 15, 2007 at 10:41 am 5 comments

    B. J. “Don’t call me Melvin” Upton is a big story for the Rays this Spring and the Worldwide Leader is starting to pick up on it. Papa Joe Maddon is giving Upton a shot to make the team as a “super-utility” player. He would not have a regular position, […]

     
  • The Devil Rays Need A Torii Hunter

    The Devil Rays Need A Torii Hunter

    March 11, 2007 at 12:47 pm 0 comments

    Peter Gammons‘ latest ESPN Insider piece highlights a recent meeting between Torii Hunter and the Rays three young prospects B. J. Upton, Elijah Dukes and Delmon Young. Hunter, a former first round pick came from a troubled background to emerge as one of the top center fielders in baseball. He […]

     
  • Rays Roster And Lineup Projections Update

    Rays Roster And Lineup Projections Update

    March 6, 2007 at 2:30 pm 0 comments

    We are a few weeks, two intra-squad games and four official games into Spring Training. Now is a good time to take a look at our 2007 25-man roster projections. Over the course of the next month we will update these projections twice a week. A couple of notes on […]

     
  • Throwing Bossman Junior Upton Back Into The Fire

    Throwing Bossman Junior Upton Back Into The Fire

    March 5, 2007 at 1:41 pm 0 comments

    Today the Rays take their 1-2 Spring Record into Prospect Energy Park against the Twins. Papa Joe Maddon is marching out the B-Squad, with only Jorge Cantu and Jonny Gomes as regulars making the start today (once again we can’t mention one without the other this Spring. Jorge and Jonny […]