Evan Longoria

  • THE SATURDAY MORNING REVOLUTION: Joe Maddon’s Crystal Ball Is Smarter Than You

    THE SATURDAY MORNING REVOLUTION: Joe Maddon’s Crystal Ball Is Smarter Than You

    April 26, 2008 at 11:33 am 16 comments

    DRG here again to get you through the weekend. I can be reached here… Yesterday: Tampa Bay Rays. The Good: In what might be the biggest series to date in the history of the franchise, the Rays played the best defense I have ever seen. The diving catches. The diving […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Rays Climb Out Of Cellar

    [THE HANGOVER] Rays Climb Out Of Cellar

    April 25, 2008 at 10:14 am 14 comments

    THE GOOD: A rare sac bunt from the Rays as Aki Iwamura moved Dioner Navarro to third base in the 3rd inning. Navi would score the Rays first run on a Carl Crawford ground out. How rare? That was the Rays second sac bunt this year. AL teams are averaging […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Who’s On First? Mickey Mouse Unfortunately

    [THE HANGOVER] Who’s On First? Mickey Mouse Unfortunately

    April 22, 2008 at 9:45 am 2 comments

    THE GOOD: The Rays did not lose their 12th game. THE BAD: The Rays are still in last place in the AL East. THE TELLING: The Rays will still be in last place tomorrow. DEVIL RAYS WEBTOPIA… A programming note: The Rays Index Live Blog-A-Baloo will be held tonight at […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Edwin Jackson Reverts Back To Nuke-Of-Old

    [THE HANGOVER] Edwin Jackson Reverts Back To Nuke-Of-Old

    April 21, 2008 at 10:02 am 4 comments

    THE GOOD: The Bullpen? Are we the only ones that think a huge bullpen implosion is just waiting to happen? Yesterday, four relievers combined for 4.2 innings, 3 hits, 1 walk and no runs, while striking out 5. The bullpen now has an ERA of 2.70, a number that is […]

     
  • [THE SATURDAY MORNING REVOLUTION] More Thoughts On The Evan Longoria Deal

    [THE SATURDAY MORNING REVOLUTION] More Thoughts On The Evan Longoria Deal

    April 19, 2008 at 11:09 am 5 comments

    DRG here again after a little hiatus to get you through the weekend… The Good: Getting Evan Longoria signed for an average salary over the next 6 years of less than the average salary in baseball right now, which is just north of $3mm. Longoria is just the latest example […]

     
  • [EVAN LONGORIA] Rays Sign Evan Longoria To $44MM Extension

    [EVAN LONGORIA] Rays Sign Evan Longoria To $44MM Extension

    April 18, 2008 at 12:11 pm 12 comments

    [Update: 1:29 PM] Anybody still think the Rays could send Longoria back to Durham when Willy Aybar comes off the DL? [Update: 1:20 PM] Bill Chastain has the details and they are a doozy. With options, it can be as long as 9-years (!) and as much as $44 million. […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Since New Management Took Over, Value Of Tampa Bay Rays Has Increased 64.8%

    [THE HANGOVER] Since New Management Took Over, Value Of Tampa Bay Rays Has Increased 64.8%

    April 17, 2008 at 9:53 am 4 comments

    THE GOOD: We can thank Brendan Harris for the 2 runs in the 6th by letting one go right through the wickets eventually letting 2 runners score. This is how bad Harris’ range is, he can’t even get balls hit right to him…Kurt Birkins looked solid in his first action […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Gary Glover Is McGlovin

    [THE HANGOVER] Gary Glover Is McGlovin

    April 16, 2008 at 10:44 am 1 comment

    THE GOOD: Jonny Gomes and Justin Ruggiano started against the lefty and went a combined 3-6 with a walk and an RBI…Last night during the Live Blog-A-Baloo we introduced a new nickname. McGlovin. For Gary Glover. He really is faking the whole major league pitcher thing (For those unfamiliar with […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Dirtbag Collects His First Major League Hit

    [THE HANGOVER] Dirtbag Collects His First Major League Hit

    April 13, 2008 at 1:06 pm 9 comments

    THE GOOD: Your starting third baseman for the Tampa Bay Rays, Evan Longoria (how good does that sound?). Dirtbag got off to a good start, making plays in the field and driving in the Rays first run with a groundball single to left. He also drew a walk and reached […]

     
  • [EVAN LONGORIA] In The End It Was All About The Money

    [EVAN LONGORIA] In The End It Was All About The Money

    April 12, 2008 at 1:06 pm 10 comments

    Evan Longoria has been promoted from AAA Durham and will make his major league debut tonight for the Tampa Bay Rays against the Baltimore Orioles. The timing of the promotion raises several questions: 1. What has Longoria done in two weeks at Durham to show that he is now ready? […]