Joe Maddon

  • [HAPPY HOUR] Rocco Baldelli May Have Played His Last Game For The Rays

    [HAPPY HOUR] Rocco Baldelli May Have Played His Last Game For The Rays

    March 12, 2008 at 4:06 pm 10 comments

    Tampa Bay Rays (19 days until Opening Day) Not the best day in the world to be a Rays fan. We just reported about the cheapshots thrown by the Yankees in the today’s spring games (we apologize, for the excessive profanity). This came after this morning’s press conference to announce […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Jason Hammel Makes Strong Case For Jeff Niemann

    [THE HANGOVER] Jason Hammel Makes Strong Case For Jeff Niemann

    March 11, 2008 at 7:56 am 2 comments

    Tampa Bay Rays (20 days until Opening Day) Yesterday: Indians 12, Tampa Bay Rays 10. Jason Hammel did not help himself in an effort to make the Rays roster giving up 9 runs in 3+ innings. At one point after giving up 2 runs in the first inning Hammel retired […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Edwin Jackson Being Edwin Jackson

    [THE HANGOVER] Edwin Jackson Being Edwin Jackson

    March 10, 2008 at 8:37 am 10 comments

    Tampa Bay Rays (21 days until Opening Day) Yesterday: Reds 6, Tampa Bay Rays 4. Edwin Jacskon allowed all 6 runs in the second inning on 6 hits, 2 walks and 2 errors. Jackson retired the last 6 batters he faced in the 3rd and 4th and 5 other pitchers […]

     
  • [WEEK IN REVIEW] The Past Week In Pictures

    [WEEK IN REVIEW] The Past Week In Pictures

    March 9, 2008 at 5:50 pm 0 comments

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  • [TWO STEPS OR DIE] Joe Maddon’s Confidence Grows

    [TWO STEPS OR DIE] Joe Maddon’s Confidence Grows

    March 9, 2008 at 4:20 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 […]

     
  • [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. […]