Joe Maddon

  • [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 […]

     
  • [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 […]