Joe Maddon

  • [THE SUNDAY MORNING REVOLUTION] David Price: And So It Begins

    [THE SUNDAY MORNING REVOLUTION] David Price: And So It Begins

    March 9, 2008 at 11:14 am 1 comment

    Tampa Bay Devil Dogs (22 days until opening day) DRG here again to get you through the weekend… Yesterday: Tampa Bay Rays 4, Yankees 1.except for Shawn Riggans at catcher, this is the lineup we could see on March 31 including the batting order with Cliff Floyd in the 5-hole […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Another Rain-Shortened Game Means Less Work For Pitchers

    [THE HANGOVER] Another Rain-Shortened Game Means Less Work For Pitchers

    March 7, 2008 at 10:45 am 0 comments

    Tampa Bay Rays (24 days until Opening Day) Yesterday: Tampa Bay Rays 6, Philies 4. Akinori Iwamura and Carlos Pena went deep. James Shields started, going three innings. He allowed 6 hits and 2 runs, both on a home run. Willy Aybar came on late and played first base making […]

     
  • [PAPA JOE MADDON] Joe Maddon: Then And Now

    [PAPA JOE MADDON] Joe Maddon: Then And Now

    March 6, 2008 at 12:51 pm 13 comments

    Long before Joe Maddon became the fourth manager in the short history of the Tampa Bay Rays, Lil’ Joe was a bright-eyed two-sport athlete at Lafayette College. Click on any image to see a larger version… Maddon attended Lafayette from 1972-1976, where he was originally recruited as a football player. […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Joe Maddon Sees A Different Edwin Jackson This Spring

    [THE HANGOVER] Joe Maddon Sees A Different Edwin Jackson This Spring

    March 5, 2008 at 9:08 am 0 comments

    Tampa Bay Rays (26 days until Opening Day) Yesterday: Tampa Bay Rays vs Twins. Canceled due to rain. Prior to being called, Edwin Jackson pitched three scoreless innings, allowing 3 hits, striking out 1 and walking none. Jackson has now pitched 5 scoreless innings and has yet to walk a […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Matt Garza Disappointed In Rays Debut

    [THE HANGOVER] Matt Garza Disappointed In Rays Debut

    March 4, 2008 at 9:54 am 2 comments

    Tampa Bay Rays (27 days until Opening Day) Yesterday: Tampa Bay Rays 10, Detroit 9.The Rays are now 4-0 after starting the 2007 spring season 1-14. Willy Aybar started at third going 2-3 with 2 RBI, but committed his first error. That was the Rays’ first error in four games. […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Jeff Niemann Suffers In Spring Debut With Kazitus

    [THE HANGOVER] Jeff Niemann Suffers In Spring Debut With Kazitus

    March 3, 2008 at 9:52 am 0 comments

    Tampa Bay Rays (28 days until Opening Day) Yesterday: Tampa Bay Rays 7, Pirates 5. The Rays are now 3-0 after starting the 2007 spring schedule 1-14. DEVIL RAYS WEBTOPIA… Jeff Niemann did not allow a run yesterday in his first spring appearance, but it took him 33 pitches to […]

     
  • [TWO STEPS OR DIE] Joe Maddon Is Becoming The Manager We Always Hoped He Could Be

    [TWO STEPS OR DIE] Joe Maddon Is Becoming The Manager We Always Hoped He Could Be

    March 2, 2008 at 1:17 pm 1 comment

    Two Steps or Die: The Maddon Extension Watch will run every Sunday… 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 […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Christmas In February For James Houser

    [THE HANGOVER] Christmas In February For James Houser

    February 29, 2008 at 10:23 am 3 comments

    Tampa Bay Rays (31 days until Opening Day) The Rays and James Houser have found a loophole in his suspension. The Rays added the Sarasota native to their 40-man roster in November to protect him from being taken in the Rule 5 draft, and that move apparently trumps the suspension, […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Scott Kazmir’s Set-back Increases Chance Of Jeff Niemann Making Opening Day Roster

    [THE HANGOVER] Scott Kazmir’s Set-back Increases Chance Of Jeff Niemann Making Opening Day Roster

    February 27, 2008 at 9:18 am 3 comments

    Tampa Bay Rays (33 days until Opening Day) Even though the MRI results are not due until today, the St. Pete Times this morning is reporting that Scott Kazmir will be sidelined for approximately two weeks. The news on Rays ace Scott Kazmir’s left elbow appeared relatively good Tuesday night […]

     
  • [PAPA JOE MADDON] Joe Maddon Keeps Promising To Tighten The Leash On His Players

    [PAPA JOE MADDON] Joe Maddon Keeps Promising To Tighten The Leash On His Players

    February 25, 2008 at 3:29 pm 2 comments

    Marc Topkin of the St. Pete Times recently wrote a piece entitled “Maddon shortens his leash” discussing how Joe Maddon would hold players more accountable in 2008. Accountability is already manager Joe Maddon’s favorite word of the spring…And it’s going to become more prevalent, and more apparent, Maddon says, in […]