Carlos Pena

  • Ichiro, Who Is Hitting Worse Than Carlos Pena, Traded To The Yankees

    Ichiro, Who Is Hitting Worse Than Carlos Pena, Traded To The Yankees

    July 23, 2012 at 7:33 pm 7 comments

    Ten-time all-star Ichiro Suzuki has been traded to the New York Yankees for a pair of minor league pitchers. The Mariners are also throwing in nearlhttp://www.businessinsider.com/photo-this-minnesota-twins-fan-loves-joe-mauer-a-little-too-much-2012-7#y $8 million in cash to help offset the $10 million Ichiro is still owed this season. Understandably, many immediately wondered why the offensively challenged […]

     
  • Postgame Shot Of Joe: Stop The Pena Nonsense

    Postgame Shot Of Joe: Stop The Pena Nonsense

    July 16, 2012 at 10:47 pm 10 comments

    Joe is back with his postgame thoughts…. Just a torturous night of baseball in the 3-2 loss to the Indians. More than 3 1/2 hours of torture. It’s the same old tired story, tonight punctuated by Jose Molina giving another lazy effort behind the plate and gifting a key passed ball. […]

     
  • A Look At The Players With The Best (And Worst) Bats In The First Half

    A Look At The Players With The Best (And Worst) Bats In The First Half

    July 12, 2012 at 12:11 pm 6 comments

    There are several great stats out there that can tell how well a player is hitting, but they don’t tell us who is getting the hits when it matters most*. For example, most stats will treat a home run hit in the 9th inning of tie game the same as […]

     
  • Luke Scott Ends 0-41 Skid, Then Gets Showered With Love And One Special Phone Call

    Luke Scott Ends 0-41 Skid, Then Gets Showered With Love And One Special Phone Call

    July 6, 2012 at 8:20 pm 0 comments

    Luke Scott started tonight’s game with two strikeouts extending his club record by going hitless in 41 straight at bats. But then in the fifth inning, Scott homered to right field to break the slump. And what happened after was a tale of team camaraderie and love… CLICK ON ANY […]

     
  • Postgame Shot Of Joe: More Of The Same

    Postgame Shot Of Joe: More Of The Same

    June 28, 2012 at 11:03 pm 13 comments

    Joe is back with his post-game thoughts…. Where does Joe start after this 5-2 stain against the Tigers? The Rays make another ho-hum starter look like a star. Karlos Pena is on pace for 200+ strikeouts. The Rays kept their bats on their shoulders too much and were ugly with […]

     
  • Postgame Shot Of Joe: This Time It’s Feast For Karlos

    Postgame Shot Of Joe: This Time It’s Feast For Karlos

    June 24, 2012 at 3:37 pm 2 comments

    Joe is back with his post-game thoughts…. How nice it was this afternoon to be reminded why the Rays forked over the big bucks for Karlos Pena. His feast-or-famine, make-you-suffer plate appearances drive Joe insane, but his second homer of June let Rays fans feast for a change, with Pena […]

     
  • Carlos Pena On Joel Peralta’s Ejection: Someone Betrayed Him

    June 19, 2012 at 10:14 pm 1 comment

    After tonight’s game, Carlos Pena was asked about Joel Peralta’s ejection for having pine tar on his glove…. “It’s unfortunate because he played for that team. And that’s really what hurts me the most. Someone, in a way, called him out and betrayed him. Someone that was his teammate. I’m […]

     
  • Postgame Shot Of Joe: Moore Than Just A One-Hitter

    Postgame Shot Of Joe: Moore Than Just A One-Hitter

    June 15, 2012 at 10:50 pm 2 comments

    Joe is back with his post-game thoughts…. Every good Rays fan knows the predictably unpredictable Rays were primed for an 11-0 romp tonight after getting clobbered and swept by the Mets the past few nights. But far more important than the rather enjoyable torture Tampa Bay forces fans to endure was […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Dancing Knuckleballs And Another Near No-Hitter

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Dancing Knuckleballs And Another Near No-Hitter

    June 14, 2012 at 6:50 am 6 comments

    The GBT – The Good, The Bad and The Telling sandwich, where The Bad is nice and lean and the The Telling is ripe. Mets 9, RAYS 1 (boxscore) THE GOOD: Knuckleballs. Knuckleballs are to your wrist what sliders are to your elbow. That is why it is so rare […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Price’s Big Inning, Another Pena 0-Fer, And Some GIFy Goodness

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Price’s Big Inning, Another Pena 0-Fer, And Some GIFy Goodness

    June 8, 2012 at 7:30 am 10 comments

    The GBT – The Good, The Bad and The Telling sandwich, where The Bad is nice and lean and the The Telling is ripe. RAYS 7, Yankees 3 (boxscore) THE GOOD: David Price vs Alex Rodriguez. Price only worked 5 innings. But part of that was due to an incredible […]