Jeff Niemann

  • [DOWN ON THE FARM] David Price Set To Open IL Playoffs On Wednesday

    [DOWN ON THE FARM] David Price Set To Open IL Playoffs On Wednesday

    September 2, 2008 at 8:46 am 1 comment

    Charlotte 6, Durham 1. Ben Hendrickson struck out 8 and walked none, but gave up 3 runs in 6 innings for the loss…The Bulls managed only 6 hits, with the only run coming off a first inning, solo home run from Chris Richard…The Bulls finished the regular season 74-70, 8.5 […]

     
  • [DOWN ON THE FARM] Jeff Niemann Throws First Professional Shutout

    [DOWN ON THE FARM] Jeff Niemann Throws First Professional Shutout

    August 21, 2008 at 12:36 pm 4 comments

    Durham 5, Louisville 0. Jeff Niemann tossed his first career shutout, a 4-hitter. He struck out 6 and walked none, needing only 106 pitches. He retired the final 12 batters he faced. It was a great performance for a pitcher that had failed to work past 6 innings in his […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] In The End, Rays Refused To Blow Up Farm System

    [THE HANGOVER] In The End, Rays Refused To Blow Up Farm System

    August 1, 2008 at 10:19 am 0 comments

    THE GOOD: The future of the Rays remains intact. Despite reports that the Rays were offering the Pirates both Jeff Niemann and Reid Brignac, that now appears to be false. And if that is the case, it is pretty clear that the Rays had little or no intention of tinkering […]

     
  • [TRADE DEADLINE STARE-DOWN] Don’t Expect The Rays To Blink First In Deal For Jason Bay

    [TRADE DEADLINE STARE-DOWN] Don’t Expect The Rays To Blink First In Deal For Jason Bay

    July 30, 2008 at 5:33 pm 2 comments

    [Update 8:40pm] Jayson Stark is reporting that the Rays and Pirates had “very little dialogue” today. This is not surprising and supports the notion that the Rays have made their “final” offer and the Pirates are shopping for better deals. Stark mentions that the Pirates may seek a better deal […]

     
  • [DOWN ON THE FARM] Rocco Baldelli Very Close To Rejoining Rays

    [DOWN ON THE FARM] Rocco Baldelli Very Close To Rejoining Rays

    July 30, 2008 at 11:07 am 0 comments

    Buffalo 8, Durham 7. Jeff Niemann didn’t do the Rays any favors in his last start prior to the trade deadline. In 4.2 innings, he gave up 5 runs on 5 hits and walked another 6 batters with only 3 strike outs. Niemann dropped to 7-5 with a 3.53 ERA…Justin […]

     
  • [TRADE DEADLINE] What Do You Like Better..Christmas Or Trading Season?

    [TRADE DEADLINE] What Do You Like Better..Christmas Or Trading Season?

    July 23, 2008 at 3:03 pm 9 comments

    Yesterday we presented our updated Trade Value Index (TVI). With a little over a week until next Thursday’s trade deadline, rather than take a look at the players the Rays may target we will take a look at the players most likely to be sent packing should Andrew Friedman and […]

     
  • [DOWN ON THE FARM]

    [DOWN ON THE FARM]

    July 20, 2008 at 9:46 am 0 comments

    Durham 4, Syracuse 1. Jeff Niemann pitched 7 shutout innings, allowing 4 hits and 2 walks, with 5 strike outs…Dan Johnson hit 2 home runs and finished 3-3 with a walk and 3 RBI. He has 16 home runs for Durham. Birmingham 5, Montgomery 3. Dunedin 5, Vero Beach 2. […]

     
  • [BRIAN GILES] Jeff Moore Doesn’t Understand Why The Rays Are Successful

    [BRIAN GILES] Jeff Moore Doesn’t Understand Why The Rays Are Successful

    June 4, 2008 at 11:40 am 1 comment

    Jeff Moore thinks the San Diego Padres should trade Brian Giles to a team that needs a right fielder and a leadoff hitter. Jeff Moore thinks that the Tampa Bay Rays make a perfect trade partner. Now 37, Giles is no longer a power threat, but he has emerged as […]

     
  • [SHOWER-SHOE FUNGUS] Playing A Little Pepper: Chicago White Sox

    [SHOWER-SHOE FUNGUS] Playing A Little Pepper: Chicago White Sox

    May 29, 2008 at 3:31 pm 4 comments

    ODDSMAKERS Trading David Price to the Cardinals for Albert Pujols? We understand the temptation. The Cardinals are in rebuilding mode and are pitching-thin. The Rays have a set rotation, and a top pick that so far appears to be toying with minor league hitters. A Pujols in the Rays lineup […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Scott Kazmir Is 5-6 MPH From Being Most Dominant Pitcher In Baseball

    [THE HANGOVER] Scott Kazmir Is 5-6 MPH From Being Most Dominant Pitcher In Baseball

    May 27, 2008 at 10:01 am 9 comments

    THE GOOD: The Tampa Bay Rays have the best record in baseball and Scott Kazmir is just getting warmed up. Last night, the game was over in the first inning. He struck out all three batters in the first inning, with 2 coming on sliders in the dirt. He was […]