Joe Maddon

  • James “The Greater” Quietly Surpasses Kazmir As Rays Ace

    James “The Greater” Quietly Surpasses Kazmir As Rays Ace

    May 3, 2007 at 12:38 pm 0 comments

    It is all about winning series. Tonight James Shields takes the mound in the rubber match against the Twins with a chance for the Rays 3rd series win in their last 4. And we are glad it is Shields toeing the rubber. We have said this before. James Shields is […]

     
  • James "The Greater" Quietly Surpasses Kazmir As Rays Ace

    James "The Greater" Quietly Surpasses Kazmir As Rays Ace

    May 3, 2007 at 12:38 pm 0 comments

    It is all about winning series. Tonight James Shields takes the mound in the rubber match against the Twins with a chance for the Rays 3rd series win in their last 4. And we are glad it is Shields toeing the rubber. We have said this before. James Shields is […]

     
  • The Hangover: A Comedy Of Errors

    The Hangover: A Comedy Of Errors

    May 2, 2007 at 10:00 am 1 comment

    Twins 9, Devil Rays 1.Sometimes it is so bad you can’t help but laugh at your own team’s ineptitude. None of the Twins first 5 runs scored on a hit (2 on errors, 2 on ground outs and 1 on a sac fly). You know it is bad when you […]

     
  • The Hangover: All Hail The King, Al Reyes

    The Hangover: All Hail The King, Al Reyes

    May 1, 2007 at 10:30 am 0 comments

    Al Reyes is 5 years older and has 4 years more experience than any other member of the 2007 Tampa Bay Devil Rays. After a second Tommy John surgery and missing most of 2006, nobody knew what to expect from King Reyes in 2007. So far his performance has been […]

     
  • The Hangover: The Jeckyl And Hyde Of Baseball

    The Hangover: The Jeckyl And Hyde Of Baseball

    April 30, 2007 at 9:56 am 0 comments

    You may have noticed a slight change in format. We run three daily features around these parts. Of course, by daily, we mean if we don’t drink too much the night before and are able to get our buts out of bed in a reasonable manner. Well, we are going […]

     
  • The Hangover: Root For the Devil Rays At Your Own Risk

    The Hangover: Root For the Devil Rays At Your Own Risk

    April 24, 2007 at 8:07 am 0 comments

    Devil Rays 10, Yankees 8.We love winnin’…it’s like better than losin’. The 2007 incarnation of the Tampa Bay Devil Rays are going to be the death of us. The Rays beat the Yankees and in the process were involved in their 612th straight game decided by 2 runs or less. […]

     
  • The Hangover: We All Aknew That Was Going To Happen

    The Hangover: We All Aknew That Was Going To Happen

    April 23, 2007 at 8:07 am 0 comments

    Indians 6, Devil Rays 4.It is hard to get too upset when the worst is expected and the worst happens. The “highly potent” Rays offense was only able to manage 5 hits and once again the bullpen blew a lead. With Al Reyes unavailable after pitching in the first two […]

     
  • The Hangover: Edwin Jackson Not Strong In Loss

    The Hangover: Edwin Jackson Not Strong In Loss

    April 21, 2007 at 8:00 am 0 comments

    Indians 4, Devil Rays 3.The headline reads “Jackson strong in loss”. What? When a starting pitcher walks 5 batters, that is not a strong performance. Yes, we know that 2 of those walks were intentional, but 3 walks in 6 innings is still not “strong”. When a pitcher has to […]

     
  • The Hangover: A Day Off To Clear Our Heads

    The Hangover: A Day Off To Clear Our Heads

    April 20, 2007 at 8:47 am 0 comments

    We predicted a few days ago that Brendan Harris would start digging into Ben Zobrist’s playing time. That is starting to look like a reality. The question is whether the Brendan Harris we are seeing is the real Brendan Harris, or if we will soon see the player that was […]

     
  • The Hangover: Scott Kazmir Has A Lot To Learn

    The Hangover: Scott Kazmir Has A Lot To Learn

    April 19, 2007 at 7:59 am 0 comments

    Orioles 6, Devil Rays 4. He is only 23…he is only 23…he is only 23…102 pitches in 4 innings. 6 hits, 4 walks. Scott Kazmir actually threw 60 strikes, which is not terrible, so it is not just his lack of control. He just throws too many pitches. Some how […]