James Shields

  • [THE HANGOVER] An In Depth Look At James The Greater

    [THE HANGOVER] An In Depth Look At James The Greater

    January 31, 2008 at 9:52 am 2 comments

    Tampa Bay Rays (14 days until pitchers and catchers report) Baseball Prospectus profiles James Shields. Take five minutes to read this and you will know more about James the Greater than you thought possible. Two things stood out to us: 1) Shields scouting report from Baseball America’s list of the […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] New Deals For Shields And Pena May Keep Both From Being Traded During Arbitration Years

    [THE HANGOVER] New Deals For Shields And Pena May Keep Both From Being Traded During Arbitration Years

    January 27, 2008 at 11:24 am 3 comments

    Tampa Bay Rays (18 days until pitchers and catchers report)Just the links today as we mourn the 15th anniversary of the passing of one of our childhood faves, Andre the Giant, and wish a happy birthday to another one of our childhood faves, Keith Olbermann. What better way to celebrate […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Tampa Bay Rays Reward James Shields With Long-Term Deal

    [THE HANGOVER] Tampa Bay Rays Reward James Shields With Long-Term Deal

    January 24, 2008 at 9:38 am 5 comments

    Tampa Bay Rays (21 days until pitchers and catchers report)Yesterday the Tampa Bay Rays announced that they had reached an agreement with James Shields on a contract that could be for as long as seven years and worth just under $38 million. With incentives the deal could reach as much […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Don’t Expect A Let Down, BJ Upton Is That Good

    [THE HANGOVER] Don’t Expect A Let Down, BJ Upton Is That Good

    January 23, 2008 at 9:46 am 2 comments

    Tampa Bay Rays (22 days until pitchers and catchers report)Rays Anatomy is up with their next installment of “The Great Debates”. This time it is BJ Upton versus Robinson Cano. Before we get to Upton, let us say that we would take either on our team. In fact, for those […]

     
  • [RI CONFIDENCE GRAPH] Rays Continue To Show That They Will Spend Money, Just Not Too Much

    [RI CONFIDENCE GRAPH] Rays Continue To Show That They Will Spend Money, Just Not Too Much

    January 21, 2008 at 2:02 pm 4 comments

    The RI Confidence Graph will appear every Monday and is a look at how much confidence we have in the Tampa Bay Rays at this moment. The graph is designed to give us a look at how our emotional bias as Rays fans fluctuates through time. The “confidence” in the […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Six Or Seven Years For James Shields Is A Risk Worth Taking

    [THE HANGOVER] Six Or Seven Years For James Shields Is A Risk Worth Taking

    January 19, 2008 at 12:05 pm 1 comment

    Tampa Bay Rays (26 days until pitchers and catchers report)The most important news to come out amongst all the moves the Rays have made in the past week is a move they haven’t made…yet. It is being reported that the Tampa Bay Rays are trying to sign James Shields to […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Three. Numbers. Is. Toooo. Much.

    [THE HANGOVER] Three. Numbers. Is. Toooo. Much.

    January 2, 2008 at 9:19 am 5 comments

    Tampa Bay Rays (42 days until pitchers and catchers report)It is a slow time in baseball right now and a lot of baseball team blogs are struggling to find things to write about. To fill the time, most of these sites are (over)analyzing 2007 and picking apart the numbers and […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Four Rays Prospects Make Top 20

    [THE HANGOVER] Four Rays Prospects Make Top 20

    November 30, 2007 at 9:45 am 5 comments

    Tampa Bay Rays (66-96)It takes three things to win in baseball: Pitching, Pitching and Pitching. On Wednesday, the Rays added Matt Garza to a rotation that already features two of the best young pitchers in baseball, in Scott Kazmir and James Shields. Garza, one of the top pitching prospects in […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Jonny Gomes Never Saw A Pitch He Didn’t Like

    [THE HANGOVER] Jonny Gomes Never Saw A Pitch He Didn’t Like

    November 26, 2007 at 6:07 pm 4 comments

    Devil Rays DEVIL RAYS WEBTOPIA… MVN’s Devil Rays blog has a new lead writer and a new name, and the only surprise is that there wasn’t already a blog using the moniker. We’ve never met Eric SanInocencio or his wife, but let’s hope that the title is the only portion […]

     
  • Bill James Has Never Heard Of Carl Crawford, Delmon Young And BJ Upton

    Bill James Has Never Heard Of Carl Crawford, Delmon Young And BJ Upton

    October 23, 2007 at 11:55 am 10 comments

    In his upcoming book, Bill James lists the top 25 major leaguers under the age of 30. Baseball Digest Daily got a hold of the list, which consists of 13 hitters and 12 pitchers. To achieve his “Young Talent Inventory,” James first eliminated from the list all players who were […]