Matt Joyce

  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Joyce’s Nagging Injury, Bartlett’s New Swing And Diesel!

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Joyce’s Nagging Injury, Bartlett’s New Swing And Diesel!

    March 4, 2009 at 8:00 am 0 comments

    Time to bring back 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: Jeff Niemann. Another strong outing for Niemann, who struck out 5 in 3 innings, giving up 1 run on 2 […]

     
  • 10 Questions To Be Answered In Spring Training

    February 20, 2009 at 11:38 am 1 comment

    With most of the opening day roster set, there are still a number of questions concerning the Rays entering Spring Training, and not one will be “who will be the closer?” Let’s start to speculate… What can we expect from BJ Upton this season? Most Rays fans that have watched […]

     
  • [GABE KAPLER] Rays Sign Gabe Kapler To Be Gabe Gross’ Other Half

    [GABE KAPLER] Rays Sign Gabe Kapler To Be Gabe Gross’ Other Half

    January 12, 2009 at 4:01 pm 14 comments

    Marc Topkin is reporting that the Rays have signed Gabe Kapler to a one-year, $1 million deal. The same Gabe Kapler who is the only player in major league history to tear his Achilles Heal while running the bases after a teammate’s home run. Right field is now going to […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The Mad Australian Comments On His Nickname

    [THE HANGOVER] The Mad Australian Comments On His Nickname

    January 10, 2009 at 1:23 pm 1 comment

    The Rays claimed Dewon Day off of waivers from the Red Sox. Day, 28, is a right-handed pitcher that split time between double-A and triple-A in the White Sox organization in 2008. He posted an ERA of 4.56 at triple-A despite 25 strike outs and only 6 walks in 23.2 […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Rhode Island TV Station: Baldelli Misdiagnosed

    [THE HANGOVER] Rhode Island TV Station: Baldelli Misdiagnosed

    December 17, 2008 at 10:42 am 32 comments

    [Update: 10:12am] The misdiagnois is also being reported by WPRI in Rhode Island (via MLB Trade Rumors). Eyewitness News spoke with Baldelli’s father Tuesday, and he says iIt turns out Baldelli actually has a condition known as channelopothy. This is certainly great news for Rocco and his family. If Baldelli […]

     
  • [JONNY TERRIFIC] Jonny Gomes Non-Tendered By Rays, Now A Free Agent

    [JONNY TERRIFIC] Jonny Gomes Non-Tendered By Rays, Now A Free Agent

    December 12, 2008 at 11:19 pm 12 comments

    Marc Topkin is reporting that Jonny Gomes has been non-tendered by the Rays and is now a free agent. The Rays did offer arbitration to the remaining five players that were arbitration-eligible (Willy Aybar, Grant Balfour, Jason Bartlett, Gabe Gross, Dioner Navarro). With the Rays offering Gross arbitration, it suggests […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] 2009 Might Be Much Less Jonny-Terrific

    [THE HANGOVER] 2009 Might Be Much Less Jonny-Terrific

    December 12, 2008 at 10:57 am 13 comments

    Tonight is the non-tender deadline for the Rays and their six arbitration-eligible players. So it might be a good time to say your good-byes to Jonny Gomes, as 2009 has a very good chance of being less Jonny-terrific. Willy Aybar, Dioner Navarro, Jason Bartlett and Grant Balfour will certainly be […]

     
  • [EDWIN JACKSON] What They Are Saying About The Edwin Jackson-Matt Joyce Trade

    [EDWIN JACKSON] What They Are Saying About The Edwin Jackson-Matt Joyce Trade

    December 11, 2008 at 3:05 pm 17 comments

    Last night the Rays traded Edwin Jackson to the Tigers for Matt Joyce. We have long said that Jackson needed to be moved and we like the addition of Joyce. But we have to admit, given the demand for young, cheap starting pitchers, we were a little surprised the Rays […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Look At What The Edwin Jackson Trade Means For The Rays

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Look At What The Edwin Jackson Trade Means For The Rays

    December 11, 2008 at 10:49 am 7 comments

    Last night the Rays acquired outfielder Matt Joyce from the Detroit Tigers for Edwin Jackson. What this trade means for the rotation…Since the end of the World Series it seemed obvious that the Rays were going to trade either Andy Sonnanstine or Edwin Jackson. To most, Jackson seemed to be […]

     
  • [EDWIN JACKSON] Edwin Jackson To Tigers Now Done Deal

    [EDWIN JACKSON] Edwin Jackson To Tigers Now Done Deal

    December 11, 2008 at 12:30 am 3 comments

    [Update: 11:58pm] Marc Topkin confirms. [11:30pm] Jon Paul Morosi of the Detroit Free-Press is now reporting that the deal reported earlier, in which the Rays would send Edwin Jackson to the Tigers for Matt Joyce has now been finalized. Joyce, 24, is a left-handed hitting outfielder that hit .252/.339/.492 with […]