Joe Maddon

  • The Devil Rays Have Shortened The Distance From Tampa Bay To New York

    The Devil Rays Have Shortened The Distance From Tampa Bay To New York

    March 30, 2007 at 9:15 am 0 comments

    The distance from the Trop to Yankee Stadium is more than just 40 wins and $160 million in payroll. Most of that distance can be measured in a single word. Accountability. When the Devil Rays released Dan Miceli yesterday it barely registered a blip on the national sports radar. That […]

     
  • Gerry Hunsicker On WFAN in New York City

    Gerry Hunsicker On WFAN in New York City

    March 29, 2007 at 1:45 pm 0 comments

    Gerry Hunsicker, the Rays Senior V. P. for baseball operations appeared yesterday on WFAN in New York City. Hunsicker, who has the most baseball experience in the Rays front office, was interviewed by Mike Francesa and Chris Russo of the #1 sports talk radio show in the country, Mike and […]

     
  • The Hangover: There’s No Tying In Baseball!

    The Hangover: There’s No Tying In Baseball!

    March 25, 2007 at 12:09 pm 0 comments

    OK, maybe there is as the Rays and Red Sox tied 1-1. Edwin Jackson struck out 6 and only walked 2 in 4.2 innings. Gary Glover only surrendered 1 walk in 2 innings. It seems like a bit of a stretch that Jorge Cantu could be sent down to Durham […]

     
  • The Hangover: Devil Rays Set To Announce 2010 Opening Day Starter

    The Hangover: Devil Rays Set To Announce 2010 Opening Day Starter

    March 21, 2007 at 8:29 am 0 comments

    Courtesy of Paul Lukas of Uniwatch here is a shot of Akinori Iwamura wearing Oakley Thumps, with built-in MP3 player during warm-ups. Don’t look now, but the Rays have all of a sudden won three of their last five. Yesterday’s 7-0 victory over Cleveland was their best all-around performance of […]

     
  • The Hangover: Devil Rays Still Looking For First Gear

    The Hangover: Devil Rays Still Looking For First Gear

    March 20, 2007 at 10:08 pm 0 comments

    The Rays optioned Joel Guzman to AAA Durham on Monday. Guzman, who showed up to Spring Training slimmed down, impressed the coaches with his defensive ability at third base, but struggled with the bat. He was 4-29 with 2 doubles and a home run. Guzman has a long ways to […]

     
  • The Hangover: Edwin Jackson Or J. P. Howell For The 5th Spot

    The Hangover: Edwin Jackson Or J. P. Howell For The 5th Spot

    March 19, 2007 at 7:55 pm 0 comments

    The Rays rallied from down 3-0 pull out just their third win of the Spring 5-4, in one of two split-squad games. In the other game, the two pitchers that appear to have a leg up for the final spot in the rotation, each tossed three innings in the 6-0 […]

     
  • The Hangover: Rays No Longer Seeking Bullpen Help

    The Hangover: Rays No Longer Seeking Bullpen Help

    March 18, 2007 at 2:30 pm 3 comments

    While many major league teams wear special green hats and/or uniforms on St. Patrick’s Day, the Rays actually chose to wear less green, going with a white cap with green bill (Another image is below). The players also wore their pants just below the knees in a welcomed old-school fashion. […]

     
  • The Hangover: Rays First Cuts Expected Today

    The Hangover: Rays First Cuts Expected Today

    March 13, 2007 at 8:48 am 0 comments

    Apparently the Rays have regressed to the point that a pitcher allowing two hits and a walk in one inning of work is “solid“. And the hits losses just keep on comin’. Those fiesty Tiggers…they just don’t know when it is just an exhibition. For the second time in two […]

     
  • Rays Roster And Lineup Projections Update

    Rays Roster And Lineup Projections Update

    March 6, 2007 at 2:30 pm 0 comments

    We are a few weeks, two intra-squad games and four official games into Spring Training. Now is a good time to take a look at our 2007 25-man roster projections. Over the course of the next month we will update these projections twice a week. A couple of notes on […]

     
  • Throwing Bossman Junior Upton Back Into The Fire

    Throwing Bossman Junior Upton Back Into The Fire

    March 5, 2007 at 1:41 pm 0 comments

    Today the Rays take their 1-2 Spring Record into Prospect Energy Park against the Twins. Papa Joe Maddon is marching out the B-Squad, with only Jorge Cantu and Jonny Gomes as regulars making the start today (once again we can’t mention one without the other this Spring. Jorge and Jonny […]