Jose Lobaton

  • Rays Continue To Manipulate Roster Rules

    September 14, 2010 at 4:02 pm 3 comments

    Just prior to the August 31 deadline, the Rays promoted triple-A catcher Jose Lobaton to the big leagues and placed him on the DL. Why? That way, if the Rays added a hitter* to the roster after August 31, Lobaton’s postseason eligibility could transferred to the new player even though […]

     
  • Baldelli, Hellickson, Navarro Back With Rays; Jennings, Hawpe To Join Them

    August 31, 2010 at 3:34 pm 14 comments

    Marc Topkin is reporting that the Rays will call up Desmond Jennings, Jeremy Hellickson, Rocco Baldelli, Brad Hawpe and Dioner Navarro when rosters expand tomorrow. The Rays plans for the Wednesday’s roster expansion are to add OF Desmond Jennings, OF/DH Rocco Baldelli, C Dioner Navarro, RHP Jeremy Hellickson and OF […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Run Prevention, Big Dub Dancing Around Trouble And Talbot’s First W

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Run Prevention, Big Dub Dancing Around Trouble And Talbot’s First W

    April 17, 2010 at 9:25 am 20 comments

    The GBT – The Good, The Bad and The Telling sandwich, where The Bad is nice and lean and the The Telling is ripe. THE GOOD: Run Prevention. Much has been made about the Red Sox newfound emphasis on defense and run prevention. It was not on display last night. […]

     
  • Wait…So Who Is Going To Be Rays Second Catcher?

    Wait…So Who Is Going To Be Rays Second Catcher?

    December 2, 2009 at 9:30 am 4 comments

    Yesterday, the Rays acquired Kelly Shoppach from Cleveland. The move did nothing to clear up the catching position for 2010. In fact, it just made the situation a bit more complicated. Assuming Shoppach is one of two catchers on the opening day roster, the question then becomes: Who will be […]