Matt Silverman

  • [THE HANGOVER] Rays Climb Out Of Cellar

    [THE HANGOVER] Rays Climb Out Of Cellar

    April 25, 2008 at 10:14 am 14 comments

    THE GOOD: A rare sac bunt from the Rays as Aki Iwamura moved Dioner Navarro to third base in the 3rd inning. Navi would score the Rays first run on a Carl Crawford ground out. How rare? That was the Rays second sac bunt this year. AL teams are averaging […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Rays Stay Undefeated In Orlando

    [THE HANGOVER] Rays Stay Undefeated In Orlando

    April 23, 2008 at 11:09 am 11 comments

    THE GOOD: James Shields showed us that he is a winner last night. He struggled early without his best stuff and with shoddy defense behind him, but fought through it and still managed to give Joe Maddon 7 innings. For all the changes to the bullpen, the biggest reason the […]

     
  • [NEW STADIUM] Matt Silverman Addresses Concerns Over Environmental Impact Of Proposed Waterfront Stadium

    [NEW STADIUM] Matt Silverman Addresses Concerns Over Environmental Impact Of Proposed Waterfront Stadium

    April 16, 2008 at 2:24 pm 3 comments

    Tampa Bay Rays team President Matt Silverman wrote a letter printed in the Tampa Tribune in an effort to address issues being raised concerning the environmental impact of the proposed stadium to be built along the St. Petersburg waterfront. One of the biggest concerns is that the Rays have yet […]

     
  • [EVAN LONGORIA] Rays Have Begun Spin Control Over Evan Longoria Demotion

    [EVAN LONGORIA] Rays Have Begun Spin Control Over Evan Longoria Demotion

    March 28, 2008 at 10:38 am 3 comments

    Rays of Light is reporting that Matt Silverman addressed season ticket holders informing them that the plan is to keep Evan Longoria in the minors all season. According to Silverman, Evan Longoria will most likely spend the entire 2008 season in the minors, barring injury or a performance at Durham […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Josh Paul Is Still Favorite To Be Backup Catcher

    [THE HANGOVER] Josh Paul Is Still Favorite To Be Backup Catcher

    February 18, 2008 at 9:29 am 4 comments

    Tampa Bay Rays (42 days until Opening Day)Joe Maddon stated that Shawn Riggans is the favorite to be the backup catcher on opening day. Papa Joe then commented on what his criteria is for a backup catcher. “The backup guy should be pretty effective defensively,” Maddon said. “It’s not an […]

     
  • [THE SUNDAY MORNING REVOLUTION] Evidence Suggests 2007 Was Only The Beginning For Carlos Pena

    [THE SUNDAY MORNING REVOLUTION] Evidence Suggests 2007 Was Only The Beginning For Carlos Pena

    February 10, 2008 at 10:44 am 2 comments

    Tampa Bay Devil DogsDRG back at you today, and today’s topic is everybody’s pick to fall back to earth in 2008, Carlos Pena. Armchair GM ranks the top first basemen in baseball. Pena does not make the top 5, but he does get the dubious title of “Risky Pick”. Bouncing […]

     
  • [NEW UNIFORMS] One Blogger Is Fined For Using Moniker "Devil Rays"

    [NEW UNIFORMS] One Blogger Is Fined For Using Moniker "Devil Rays"

    February 5, 2008 at 1:15 pm 8 comments

    Seriously…We can’t make this shit up. Baseball Musings has still been referring to the Tampa Bay Rays as the “Tampa Bay Devil Rays”. Well, after receiving a letter from Matt Silverman, president of the Devil Rays, they can no longer use the excuse that they “didn’t get the memo”. Baseball […]

     
  • [NEW UNIFORMS] One Blogger Is Fined For Using Moniker "Devil Rays"

    [NEW UNIFORMS] One Blogger Is Fined For Using Moniker "Devil Rays"

    February 5, 2008 at 1:15 pm 0 comments

    Seriously…We can’t make this shit up. Baseball Musings has still been referring to the Tampa Bay Rays as the “Tampa Bay Devil Rays”. Well, after receiving a letter from Matt Silverman, president of the Devil Rays, they can no longer use the excuse that they “didn’t get the memo”. Baseball […]

     
  • [THE SUNDAY MORNING REVOLUTION] Evan Longoria Wants A Chance To Prove He Belongs On The Opening Day Roster

    [THE SUNDAY MORNING REVOLUTION] Evan Longoria Wants A Chance To Prove He Belongs On The Opening Day Roster

    February 3, 2008 at 12:12 pm 3 comments

    Tampa Bay Devil Dogs (11 days until pitchers and catchers report)Marc Lancaster believes the Rays are using the Royal’s Alex Gordon and Milwaukee’s Ryan Braun as case studies for their decision about where Evan Longoria will start the 2008 season. Gordon was the opening day third baseman for Kansas City […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Trying To Find A Common Ground In Hall Of Fame Debates

    [THE HANGOVER] Trying To Find A Common Ground In Hall Of Fame Debates

    January 29, 2008 at 10:48 am 6 comments

    Tampa Bay Rays (16 days until pitchers and catchers report)One our regular commenters, is starting to expand his horizons with a contributing piece at The Baseball Analysts. We were tempted to dedicate an entire post entitled “Why The Devil Rays Commenters Suck: Bob Rittner”, but were afraid nobody would get […]