Joe Maddon

  • [THE HANGOVER] Five To Compete For Final Two Spots In Rotation

    [THE HANGOVER] Five To Compete For Final Two Spots In Rotation

    January 11, 2008 at 10:34 am 1 comment

    Tampa Bay Rays (34 days until pitchers and catchers report) DEVIL RAYS WEBTOPIA… With three spots in the rotation spoken for (Scott Kazmir, James Shields, Matt Garza), Joe Maddon stated that five pitchers will compete for the final two spots including Edwin Jackson, Andy Sonnanstine, Jeff Niemann, Jason Hammel and […]

     
  • [2008 TAMPA BAY RAYS] The 12 Days Of Raysmas: Day 8 (Eight Ejections For Joe Maddon)

    [2008 TAMPA BAY RAYS] The 12 Days Of Raysmas: Day 8 (Eight Ejections For Joe Maddon)

    January 2, 2008 at 2:44 am 5 comments

    If you have been hanging around these parts for a while, you know that the model for this site is to tell you what the Rays have done, what they are doing and what they will do, and why. Unlike most team blogs, we do not very often tell you […]

     
  • [STEROIDS] The Mitchell Report Is Out…No Rays On The List

    [STEROIDS] The Mitchell Report Is Out…No Rays On The List

    December 13, 2007 at 3:20 pm 6 comments

    The Mitchell Report was released today and there were no current Tampa Bay Rays named as suspected users of Performance Enhancing Drugs. Some will look at the lack of Rays on the list and exclaim that it “explains a lot”. There are several former Rays on the list, including Tim […]

     
  • [NEW UNIFORMS] Possible Glimpse At Tampa Bay Rays Alternate Uniform To Debut In 2009

    [NEW UNIFORMS] Possible Glimpse At Tampa Bay Rays Alternate Uniform To Debut In 2009

    December 12, 2007 at 12:17 pm 11 comments

    As we mentioned earlier in the week, Joe Maddon is cooking and helping to distribute meals to local area shelters in an annual event called “Thanks-mas”. If you go to DevilRays.com, there is a front page press release covering Thanksmas, that is being run with the following picture [Ed. note: […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Rays May Try To Fill Roster Holes With Other Teams’ Non-Tender Trash

    [THE HANGOVER] Rays May Try To Fill Roster Holes With Other Teams’ Non-Tender Trash

    December 11, 2007 at 12:26 pm 8 comments

    Tampa Bay Rays (65 days until pitchers and catchers report)Tomorrow (Dec. 12) is the non-tender deadline in baseball. Players with less than six years of experience must be offered contracts by tomorrow, or those players will automatically become free agents. This is an important date for the Rays on two […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Winter Meetings Are Underway In Nashville

    [THE HANGOVER] Winter Meetings Are Underway In Nashville

    December 3, 2007 at 9:39 am 5 comments

    Tampa Bay Rays (66-96)Correction: On Friday we mentioned that Saturday was the deadline for offering arbitration to all players that are arbitration eligible. In fact, the deadline was only for teams to offer arbitration to their free agents. Players with at least three years, but less than six years of […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Jonny Gomes Never Saw A Pitch He Didn’t Like

    [THE HANGOVER] Jonny Gomes Never Saw A Pitch He Didn’t Like

    November 26, 2007 at 6:07 pm 4 comments

    Devil Rays DEVIL RAYS WEBTOPIA… MVN’s Devil Rays blog has a new lead writer and a new name, and the only surprise is that there wasn’t already a blog using the moniker. We’ve never met Eric SanInocencio or his wife, but let’s hope that the title is the only portion […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Evan Longoria And Justin Ruggiano Key Players In Team USA World Cup Title

    [THE HANGOVER] Evan Longoria And Justin Ruggiano Key Players In Team USA World Cup Title

    November 19, 2007 at 11:39 am 3 comments

    Team USA 6, Cuba 3.Team USA won all three games over the weekend including a 6-3 victory over Cuba on Sunday in the final to win the 2007 World Cup. Both Evan Longoria and Justin Ruggiano contributed in the final, with Longoria going 2-5 with 2 runs scored and Ruggiano […]

     
  • The Hangover: And The Hits Just Keep On Comin’ For Evan Longoria

    The Hangover: And The Hits Just Keep On Comin’ For Evan Longoria

    October 22, 2007 at 7:56 am 5 comments

    Scottsdale Scorpions (1-10)thurs Mesa 6, Scottsdale 2. Reid Brignac led of for Scottsdale, going 2-3 and hitting a olo home run, his first in the AFL. Evan Longoria was 2-3 with 2 doubles and a walk.friScottsdale 9, Peo Javelinas 3. Evan Longoria was 3-4 with 2 doubles, a home run […]

     
  • The Hangover: The Green Uniforms Have Not Yet Been Retired

    The Hangover: The Green Uniforms Have Not Yet Been Retired

    October 16, 2007 at 9:15 am 1 comment

    Surprise 9, Scottsdale 6.Reid Brignac was 0-4 and is now hitting .118 (2-17) and Evan Longoria was 1-3 with a single and a walk with 2 strike outs. Calvin Medlock pitched a perfect 4 outs with 1 strike out. He now has a 5.06 ERA in 5.1 IP covering 3 […]