Jeremy Hellickson

  • 2009 Tampa Bay Rays Top Prospects Meta-Analysis

    2009 Tampa Bay Rays Top Prospects Meta-Analysis

    February 2, 2009 at 10:00 am 0 comments

    In the science community, a meta-analysis is what we do when we don’t want to do any work ourselves and instead want to take the work of a bunch of other people, tease the data a little, draw some conclusions that nobody had noticed before, and then pawn it off […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Speculate Haphazardly On What It Would Take For Rays To Land Brian Giles

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Speculate Haphazardly On What It Would Take For Rays To Land Brian Giles

    December 8, 2008 at 10:56 am 7 comments

    [Update: 3:40pm] Now it looks like the Cubs and Padres have figured out how to move Peavy without a third team. Of course, the Rays could still try to work with the Padres on a deal for Giles, but this seems less likely now. [9:56am]In case you missed it late […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Longoria Living The Life In SoCal

    [THE HANGOVER] Longoria Living The Life In SoCal

    November 13, 2008 at 10:57 am 4 comments

    Doug Krikorian of the Long Beach Press-Telegram sat down with Evan Longoria in Long Beach the day after winning the AL Rookie of the Year award. Of the topics covered: His preference for Monarch Clothes: “They have great stuff.” Facial hair: “don’t have any blades at the residence…” Dating: “he […]

     
  • [HAPPY HOUR] Crawford Admits First Round Is ‘Iffy’

    [HAPPY HOUR] Crawford Admits First Round Is ‘Iffy’

    September 24, 2008 at 5:15 pm 3 comments

    [UPDATE: 11:32] The Red Sox beat the Indians, but the Rays overcame a first inning that saw the O’s score 5 runs before an out, to get the win. With the victory, the Rays magic number to win the division is now 1. The Angels are currently losing in the […]

     
  • [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 […]

     
  • [DOWN ON THE FARM] Baldelli Homers Again And Plays OF In Rehab Start

    [DOWN ON THE FARM] Baldelli Homers Again And Plays OF In Rehab Start

    July 27, 2008 at 9:45 am 0 comments

    Louisville 5, Durham 3. John Jaso was 3-4 with 2 doubles and an RBI. This was his 3rd 3-hit game since being promoted to triple-A a week ago. Montgomery 8, Tennessee 1. Rocco Baldelli played 5 innings in the outfield. He committed an error on his only fielding chance. At […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Garza Loses His Control

    [THE HANGOVER] Garza Loses His Control

    July 25, 2008 at 10:29 am 4 comments

    THE GOOD: Akinori Iwamura’s defense. We can’t stop praising how seamlessly he has moved to his new position. If he does not win the gold glove, it would be a bigger injustice than Evan Longoria not winning the rookie of the year. Last night, the Rays turned 2 double-plays in […]

     
  • [DOWN ON THE FARM] Cummings Named To Olympic Team, Opens Spot In Durham For David Price

    [DOWN ON THE FARM] Cummings Named To Olympic Team, Opens Spot In Durham For David Price

    July 23, 2008 at 10:18 am 1 comment

    Lehigh Valley 4, Durham 3. Ben Hendrickson gave up 4 runs in 5.1 innings…Chris Mason pitched 2 scoreless innings of relief, giving up 3 hits…Fernando Perez was 3-4 with a double. In his last 8 games, he is 16-34 (.471). He is still striking out too much with 14 in […]