Matt Silverman

  • [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 […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Rays Claim To Be Losing Money Despite Revenue Sharing That Exceeds Payroll

    [THE HANGOVER] Rays Claim To Be Losing Money Despite Revenue Sharing That Exceeds Payroll

    January 26, 2008 at 9:02 am 5 comments

    Tampa Bay Rays (19 days until pitchers and catchers report)Just links today on Bob Eucker’s birthday, the 10th anniversary of “I did not have sexual relations with that woman“, Australia Day, and National Peanut Brittle Day. We will celebrate by cooking some peanut brittle with our grandmother, and then hooking […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Rays Minor League Affiliates Finalize Coaching Staffs

    [THE HANGOVER] Rays Minor League Affiliates Finalize Coaching Staffs

    December 12, 2007 at 9:32 am 0 comments

    Tampa Bay Rays (64 days until pitchers and catchers report) DEVIL RAYS WEBTOPIA… Yesterday we mentioned that Ben Broussard and Miguel Olivo could be on the Rays radar if they are non-tendered by their respective teams. Eduardo Encina says that Broussard would fit, but that “at age 29 (Olivo) would […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The Price For Scott Kazmir Keeps Going Up

    [THE HANGOVER] The Price For Scott Kazmir Keeps Going Up

    December 5, 2007 at 9:54 am 4 comments

    Tampa Bay Rays (66-96)If the Rays want to sign Scott Kazmir to a long-term contract, they may want to do it sooner rather than later, because the price keeps going up. Jake Peavy signed a contract extension with the San Diego Padres that will guarantee him $65.5 million over the […]

     
  • THE HANGOVER Rocco Baldelli May Be On The Way Out

    THE HANGOVER Rocco Baldelli May Be On The Way Out

    November 8, 2007 at 10:32 am 0 comments

    Team USA 3, Mexico 0.Well, Team USA won their World Cup opener against Mexico. We know that Justin Ruggiano was hit by a pitch to start a rally (bastards) but we are having trouble tracking down a box score, so we have no idea how Evan Longoria did. But since […]

     
  • THE HANGOVERDevil Rays To Play "Home" Games At Champion Field. Queue The Soiled Underwear Jokes

    THE HANGOVERDevil Rays To Play "Home" Games At Champion Field. Queue The Soiled Underwear Jokes

    November 2, 2007 at 10:14 am 0 comments

    Team USA 3, Peo Saguaros 0.Evan Longoria was 0-3 and is now hitting .308 in the Arizona Fall League. Justin Ruggiano did not play. On Wednesday, Longoria went 2-4 with 2 doubles and 2 runs scored in Team USA’s 5-3 win over Surprise. Ruggiano went 1-4 with a triple and […]

     
  • THE HANGOVERDevil Rays To Play "Home" Games At Champion Field. Queue The Soiled Underwear Jokes

    THE HANGOVERDevil Rays To Play "Home" Games At Champion Field. Queue The Soiled Underwear Jokes

    November 2, 2007 at 10:14 am 0 comments

    Team USA 3, Peo Saguaros 0.Evan Longoria was 0-3 and is now hitting .308 in the Arizona Fall League. Justin Ruggiano did not play. On Wednesday, Longoria went 2-4 with 2 doubles and 2 runs scored in Team USA’s 5-3 win over Surprise. Ruggiano went 1-4 with a triple and […]

     
  • The Hangover: Jason Hammel Pitching Himself Out Of The 2008 Rotation

    The Hangover: Jason Hammel Pitching Himself Out Of The 2008 Rotation

    August 13, 2007 at 11:13 am 0 comments

    Rangers 9, Devil Rays 1. Jason Hammel deserved a few starts worth of buffer from criticism as he adjusted back to being a starting pitcher. After making 13 starts in Durham, Hammel was called up to the Rays and inserted into the bullpen. At first it appeared as though he […]

     
  • The Impending Return Of Vince Naimoli

    The Impending Return Of Vince Naimoli

    March 26, 2007 at 7:31 am 3 comments

    Normally we begin the day with The Hangover, but something has come to our attention that just couldn’t wait. Buried at the bottom of a longer article on the growth of the Rays as a franchise is a tidbit that made our jaw hit the keyboard. In what might be […]

     
  • The Hangover: Joe Maddon Is Hunting Wabbits

    The Hangover: Joe Maddon Is Hunting Wabbits

    March 9, 2007 at 9:44 am 0 comments

    The Rays lost again. This time to the Pirates 5-2. There were two big story lines. What may be three-fifths of the rotation after the all-star break, Scott Kazmir, Mitch Talbot and Jeff Niemann all struggled and surrendered runs. The other big story was Dioner Navarro who strained a hamstring […]