Joe Maddon

  • [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 […]

     
  • [TWO STEPS OR DIE] Rays Are Showing Better Fundamentals

    [TWO STEPS OR DIE] Rays Are Showing Better Fundamentals

    March 16, 2008 at 2:46 pm 0 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 […]

     
  • [HAPPY HOUR] All-Star Game Could Come To St. Pete As Early As 2014

    [HAPPY HOUR] All-Star Game Could Come To St. Pete As Early As 2014

    March 14, 2008 at 5:00 pm 5 comments

    Tampa Bay Rays (17 days until Opening Day) With the Rays proposed stadium starting to feel like it could become a reality, we got to wondering when the new stadium might host a Major League All-Star game. The Rays are one of only three franchises that have never hosted the […]

     
  • [HAPPY HOUR] Rays Blogosphere Refrains From Throwing Brushback Pitches

    [HAPPY HOUR] Rays Blogosphere Refrains From Throwing Brushback Pitches

    March 13, 2008 at 4:54 pm 6 comments

    Tampa Bay Rays (18 days until Opening Day) This morning we included a few links to the Yankees Blogospere in reaction to Shirley Duncan’s cheap shot yesterday on Akinori Iwamura. Now let’s take a look at what other people are saying, including some Rays blogs, in case you missed them. […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Shelley Shirley Duncan Is The New A.J. Pierzynski (A Little Bitch)

    [THE HANGOVER] Shelley Shirley Duncan Is The New A.J. Pierzynski (A Little Bitch)

    March 13, 2008 at 9:49 am 1 comment

    Tampa Bay Rays (18 days until Opening Day) Yesterday: Tampa Bay Rays 7, Spankees 6. Andy Sonnanstine got his first start of the spring and looked sharp going 3 scoreless and giving up only 1 hit. He did not walk a batter. Troy Percival pitched another perfect inning in the […]