Matt Joyce

  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss More Wasted Opportunities And A Whole Lot Of Carlos Pena Ks

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss More Wasted Opportunities And A Whole Lot Of Carlos Pena Ks

    August 29, 2012 at 8:36 am 7 comments

    The GBT – The Good, The Bad and The Telling sandwich, where The Bad is nice and lean and the The Telling is ripe. Rangers 1, RAYS 0 (boxscore) THE GOOD: James Shields. Another 1-0 loss (4th in August) means another strong pitching performance wasted. His lone blemish was a […]

     
  • Postgame Shot Of Joe: Are There Any Doubters Left?

    Postgame Shot Of Joe: Are There Any Doubters Left?

    August 19, 2012 at 6:08 pm 3 comments

    Joe is back with his postgame thoughts…. There’s no other way to feel right now than to want to bow before Joe Maddon, Andrew Friedman, Derek Shelton and Jim Hickey. Just throw your hands up in celebration. Joe’s all-in. The only explanation for what the Rays just accomplished on this 10-game […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss A New Look, A Gift Play, And Chasing The Yankees

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss A New Look, A Gift Play, And Chasing The Yankees

    August 13, 2012 at 9:23 am 10 comments

    The GBT – The Good, The Bad and The Telling sandwich, where The Bad is nice and lean and the The Telling is ripe. RAYS (boxscore) THE GOOD: Can It Be This Simple? In the 10 games before Evan Longoria came off the DL, the Rays averaged just 2.5 runs […]

     
  • Postgame Shot Of Joe: Buddy, Can You Spare A Run?

    Postgame Shot Of Joe: Buddy, Can You Spare A Run?

    August 5, 2012 at 6:58 pm 2 comments

    Joe is back with his post-game thoughts…. It’s pathetic that Joe is sitting here mad that Matt Joyce didn’t move from second to third in the ninth inning with one out when a pitch got away from the Orioles’ catcher toward the first base bag. Would it have made a […]

     
  • Running With The Bulls, Tampa Bay Rays Style

    Running With The Bulls, Tampa Bay Rays Style

    July 19, 2012 at 10:38 am 0 comments

    The Tampa Bay Rays often (every game?) have these little group “cheer” sessions in the dugout prior to the games. And honestly, it is more reminiscent of something you would see at a high school softball game than a Major League Baseball game. Obviously it is fun and shows how […]

     
  • Matt Joyce Is Back And Hideki Matsui Is Still With The Team

    July 17, 2012 at 2:50 pm 5 comments

    The Rays activated Matt Joyce from the disabled list today. But rather than waive Hideki Matsui, as some speculated and many fans wanted, the Rays instead optioned Will Rhymes to the minors (via TampaBay.com). On the surface, this move makes sense as Ben Zobrist will now move back to second […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Matt Joyce’s Return And Blaming Shelton

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Matt Joyce’s Return And Blaming Shelton

    July 17, 2012 at 11:30 am 12 comments

    The GBT – The Good, The Bad and The Telling sandwich, where The Bad is nice and lean and the The Telling is ripe. Indians 3, RAYS 2 (boxscore) THE GOOD: Help Is On The Way. Matt Joyce sent out a tweet last night saying he would be back in […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Wasted Hits And The Boss Of The Ks

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Wasted Hits And The Boss Of The Ks

    July 16, 2012 at 10:43 am 3 comments

    The GBT – The Good, The Bad and The Telling sandwich, where The Bad is nice and lean and the The Telling is ripe. Red Sox 7, RAYS 3 (boxscore) THE GOOD: Flash Jennings. After the comeback win on Saturday night, things looked good when Desmond Jennings, batting 7th, drove […]

     
  • Matt Joyce Is Still Not Close To Returning

    July 12, 2012 at 3:56 pm 2 comments

    Matt Joyce spoke with the media today and said he hopes to be back playing “within two weeks” (via Marc Topkin). Of course, even then, he will still need a rehab stint in the minors. So it sounds like we won’t see him back with the Rays until August.

     
  • A Look At The Players With The Best (And Worst) Bats In The First Half

    A Look At The Players With The Best (And Worst) Bats In The First Half

    July 12, 2012 at 12:11 pm 6 comments

    There are several great stats out there that can tell how well a player is hitting, but they don’t tell us who is getting the hits when it matters most*. For example, most stats will treat a home run hit in the 9th inning of tie game the same as […]