Joe Maddon

  • [JOE MADDON] Joe Maddon’s Managerial Tendencies As A Chernoff Face

    [JOE MADDON] Joe Maddon’s Managerial Tendencies As A Chernoff Face

    April 2, 2008 at 3:45 pm 3 comments

    Believe it or not, that face represents everything you need to know about the managerial stylings of Joe Maddon…well almost everything. As a scientist in our day job, we reach our apex of nerddome every Tuesday when we rush to the newspaper stand to get our copy of the New […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Rays Opening Day Lives Up To Hype

    [THE HANGOVER] Rays Opening Day Lives Up To Hype

    April 1, 2008 at 9:16 am 1 comment

    Tampa Bay Rays (1-0) Yesterday: Tampa Bay Rays 6, Baltimore 2. The Good: Winning is about pitching and James Shields did his job. He needed only 86 pitches (53 strikes) to get through 7 innings. That despite walking 3 batters, something he only did 4 times in 2007…The new and […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] No Scott Kazmir Today, But Kid K Is On Track For Return

    [THE HANGOVER] No Scott Kazmir Today, But Kid K Is On Track For Return

    March 31, 2008 at 8:12 am 2 comments

    Tampa Bay Rays (Opening Day) DEVIL RAYS WEBTOPIA… Obligatory Public Service Announcement: We will be hosting the 2nd Annual Opening Day Tampa Bay Rays Live Blog TODAY here at RI. So feel free to stop by and join in on the shenanigans as participation is certainly welcome. We have once […]

     
  • [THE SATURDAY MORNING REVOLUTION] Rays Opening Day Roster Is Now Set

    [THE SATURDAY MORNING REVOLUTION] Rays Opening Day Roster Is Now Set

    March 29, 2008 at 10:26 am 1 comment

    Tampa Bay Devil Dogs (2 days until opening day) DRG here again to get you through the weekend… Yesterday: Reds 6, Tampa Bay Rays 3. The Good: Carl Crawford was 3-4 with 2 doubles…Carlos Pena hit a ball so hard off the top of the wall in right field that […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Jason Bartlett To Be Rays Second Leadoff Hitter

    [THE HANGOVER] Jason Bartlett To Be Rays Second Leadoff Hitter

    March 27, 2008 at 7:48 am 3 comments

    Tampa Bay Rays (4 days until Opening Day) Yesterday: Twins 4, Tampa Bay Rays 2. The Good: The Rays used the league minimum three regulars yesterday. Two of those three, Jason Bartlett and Aki Iwamura the Rays new double-play combo combined for 5 of the Rays 6 hits, including two […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] If Zobrist Is On DL, Bench Appears Set

    [THE HANGOVER] If Zobrist Is On DL, Bench Appears Set

    March 24, 2008 at 8:31 am 3 comments

    Tampa Bay Rays (7 days until Opening Day) We have a busy, busy day planned here at RI, so be sure to check back early and often…Yesterday: Tampa Bay Rays 10, Reds 9. The Good: The two players that the Rays will rely on to be power sources in 2008, […]

     
  • [TWO STEPS OR DIE] Maddon Will Have Trouble Winning With This Roster

    [TWO STEPS OR DIE] Maddon Will Have Trouble Winning With This Roster

    March 23, 2008 at 5:13 pm 2 comments

    Last year the Tampa Bay Rays picked up Joe Maddon‘s two-year option. In reality it was a one-year deal as few teams are willing to enter a season with a manager that only has one year left on his contract. In 2008, Papa Joe and the Rays will either take […]

     
  • [EVAN LONGORIA] Dirtbag-O-Meter: 9 Days Until Opening Day

    [EVAN LONGORIA] Dirtbag-O-Meter: 9 Days Until Opening Day

    March 22, 2008 at 1:20 pm 0 comments

    We call him The Dirtbag because of how he plays and because he played college ball at Long Beach State whose baseball team has the coolest mascot in sports…The Dirtbags. The biggest question mark for the Tampa Bay Rays in Spring Training is whether or not Evan Longoria will be […]

     
  • [THE SATURDAY MORNING REVOLUTION] Sonnanstine And Hinske Look Like Locks For Roster

    [THE SATURDAY MORNING REVOLUTION] Sonnanstine And Hinske Look Like Locks For Roster

    March 22, 2008 at 10:44 am 0 comments

    Tampa Bay Devil Dogs (9 days until opening day) DRG here again to get you through the weekend… Yesterday: Yankees 2, Tampa Bay Rays 1. The Good: Andy Sonnanstine laid claim to one of the final rotation spots, but tossing 5 shutout innings, allowing only 3 hits and 2 walks […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Matt Garza Good And Bad In Latest Outing

    [THE HANGOVER] Matt Garza Good And Bad In Latest Outing

    March 19, 2008 at 8:15 am 0 comments

    Tampa Bay Rays (12 days until Opening Day) Yesterday: Phillies 4, Tampa Bay Rays 2. The Good: Matt Garza in the 2nd, 3rd and 6th innings. After a shaky first, he retired 9 of 10 and then the last 4 he faced. Evan Longoria hit his 3rd home run of […]