JP Howell

  • [THE HANGOVER] Kazmir And Howell To Pitch In World Baseball Classic

    [THE HANGOVER] Kazmir And Howell To Pitch In World Baseball Classic

    January 16, 2009 at 11:26 am 5 comments

    A couple of quick programming notes…We will be back later today for our weekly look at the 2009 roster lineup and payroll projections. After that we will be working on some changes around here. As a result, at some point this weekend, we will be offline for a few hours. […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Willy Aybar Just Called To Say ‘I Glove You’

    [THE HANGOVER] Willy Aybar Just Called To Say ‘I Glove You’

    December 31, 2008 at 11:15 am 2 comments

    Not the best video in the world, but if you fast-forward to the 2:22 mark, you will see Willy Aybar making a nice grab while playing third base for Licey in the Dominican Winter League. Not sure how updated these numbers are, but Aybar was hitting .286-0-9 with a .712 […]

     
  • [PITCHING STAFF HANGOVER] Look At Toll Of 2008 On Rays Pitching Staff; Garza Could Take Step Back In ’09

    [PITCHING STAFF HANGOVER] Look At Toll Of 2008 On Rays Pitching Staff; Garza Could Take Step Back In ’09

    November 10, 2008 at 4:20 pm 1 comment

    This morning we linked to a story in which we learned that Jim Hickey has ordered the pitching staff to not even touch a baseball until January. Buster Olney references a number of recent teams that made deep October playoff runs and then suffered from a breakdown of the pitching […]

     
  • [RAYS HOT STOVE] Rays Decline Options On Floyd And Miller

    [RAYS HOT STOVE] Rays Decline Options On Floyd And Miller

    November 3, 2008 at 5:40 pm 5 comments

    In one somewhat surprising move and one not-so-surprising move, the Rays have declined the 2009 options on both Cliff Floyd and Trever Miller. The Floyd move is not surprising as we recently learned that he could be headed for retirement. Even if Floyd chooses to play again in 2009, $2.75 […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] 2008 Tampa Bay Rays: Well Thought Out, Well Planned And Perfectly Executed

    [THE HANGOVER] 2008 Tampa Bay Rays: Well Thought Out, Well Planned And Perfectly Executed

    October 9, 2008 at 9:54 am 3 comments

    Click on above images to be taken to full standings, box scores or schedule… This piece by John Romano goes above the fold today. A must read…Joe Maddon is a manager that is not big on team meetings, but there were three this season that set the tone for the […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Upton Rediscovered Stroke, Longoria May Have Lost His

    [THE HANGOVER] Upton Rediscovered Stroke, Longoria May Have Lost His

    October 6, 2008 at 10:08 am 0 comments

    Click on above images to be taken to full standings, box scores or schedule… THE GOOD: Split against 2 tough lefties. It is no secret that the Rays do not handle lefties well. During the season, the Rays were only 25-24 against lefties. Prior to the series, if you were […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Speed Kills: Rays Got It, White Sox Don’t

    [THE HANGOVER] Speed Kills: Rays Got It, White Sox Don’t

    October 4, 2008 at 9:43 am 4 comments

    Click on above images to be taken to full standings, boxscores or schedule… THE GOOD: Speed. The Rays have it and the White Sox don’t. Game 2 marked the first time ever that Carl Crawford, BJ Upton and Fernando Perez started together in the outfield. Add Rocco Baldelli at DH […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Jackson May Have Pitched Way Out Of A Post-Season Start

    [THE HANGOVER] Jackson May Have Pitched Way Out Of A Post-Season Start

    September 25, 2008 at 9:19 am 0 comments

    Click on above images to be taken to full standings, boxscores or schedule… THE GOOD: 3 more bases loaded walks. This is starting to get ridiculous. That is now 24 on the season which leads all baseball, to go with 4 hit batters in the same situation. The Rays now […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Rays Can Clinch Today On National Television

    [THE HANGOVER] Rays Can Clinch Today On National Television

    September 20, 2008 at 9:48 am 5 comments

    Click on above images to be taken to full standings, boxscores or schedule… THE GOOD: Edwin Jackson. A steady diet of 95 mph fastballs and decent sliders. And maybe Jackson’s greatest trait is his endurance. His fastest pitch of the night was the last pitch of the 8th inning, a […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Rays Sweep O’s; Magic Number Now 19

    [THE HANGOVER] Rays Sweep O’s; Magic Number Now 19

    September 1, 2008 at 10:10 am 3 comments

    THE GOOD: Jason Bartlett’s first home run with the Rays. We honestly wondered if he would ever hit an over-the-fence home run with the Rays. We have seen players with “warning track power” and Jason doesn’t even have that. And we wonder if Bartlett actually enjoyed getting plunked his next […]