01. Players

  • Matt Moore Injured His Pitching Arm

    Matt Moore Injured His Pitching Arm

    April 7, 2014 at 8:54 pm 3 comments

    Matt Moore had to be pulled from tonight’s game in the fifth inning after apparently injuring his pitching arm on a pitch. Immediately after throwing the pitch, Moore spun around and winced in pain. He then called catcher Ryan Hanigan out to the mound. We don’t know the extent of […]

     
  • Yunel Escobar Signs 2-Year Extension With Rays

    Yunel Escobar Signs 2-Year Extension With Rays

    April 5, 2014 at 6:06 pm 1 comment

    The Tampa Bay Rays today announced that Yunel Escobar has signed a 2-year extension worth at least $13 million. An option for a third year would push the total value of the deal to $19 million. The Rays had a $5 million option on Escobar for the 2015 season. Escobar […]

     
  • Evan Longoria Was Videombombed By Jose Bautista

    Evan Longoria Was Videombombed By Jose Bautista

    April 4, 2014 at 10:00 am 3 comments

    Evan Longoria made another appearance on “Intentional Talk” where they covered a number of topics including NCAA Tournament brackets, t-shirts, and how he has “a thing for cheerleaders” (Jaime Edmondson was briefly a Miami Dolphins cheerleader). But the best part may be the Jose Bautista videobomb at the 7:50 mark. […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Discussing Big Tree’s Big Game, Brandon Gomes’ New Role, And A New Contract For Yunel Escobar

    [THE HANGOVER] Discussing Big Tree’s Big Game, Brandon Gomes’ New Role, And A New Contract For Yunel Escobar

    April 4, 2014 at 7:46 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. RAYS 7, Blue Jays 2 (boxscore) THE GOOD: Big Tree. A very nice start to the season for Chris Archer who struck out 7 and walked 2 […]

     
  • Brian Anderson Calls Evan Longoria’s Home Run Before It Happens

    Brian Anderson Calls Evan Longoria’s Home Run Before It Happens

    April 3, 2014 at 9:02 pm 4 comments

    The Rays went homerless in their first three games of the season, their longest such streak to start the season. But with the Rays looking for insurance runs in the eighth inning and Evan Longoria at the plate with two runners on, Brian Anderson made the bold prediction. “This could […]

     
  • Tailgating With The Rays: Happy Birthday To Us

    Tailgating With The Rays: Happy Birthday To Us

    April 3, 2014 at 3:23 pm 1 comment

    Anniversary This little website was born on this date eight years ago. April 3, 2006 was also Joe Maddon’s first game as a manager of the Rays. The photo at right (via the Tampa Bay Rays) is from that game. Playing A Little Pepper… After Sunday’s game, the Rays will […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Discussing A Struggling Offense, An Old Catcher, And Chris Archer’s New Deal

    [THE HANGOVER] Discussing A Struggling Offense, An Old Catcher, And Chris Archer’s New Deal

    April 3, 2014 at 6:31 am 4 comments

    The GBT – The Good, The Bad and The Telling sandwich, where The Bad is nice and lean and the The Telling is ripe. Blue Jays 3, RAYS 0 (boxscore) THE GOOD: Bullpen. Outside of Josh Lueke, and nobody is expecting much there, the bullpen kept the Rays in the […]

     
  • Mariners Teammates Completely Ignored Fernando Rodney’s First Arrow Of The Season

    Mariners Teammates Completely Ignored Fernando Rodney’s First Arrow Of The Season

    April 2, 2014 at 1:12 pm 5 comments

    It wasn’t a save, but Fernando Rodney fired his first arrow with the Mariners and his teammates completely ignored him. Aaron Giddens of BRaysball Talk first brought this to our attention and it is a bit funny, but also possibly worrisome for Rodney. It is believed that one of the […]

     
  • Rays And Chris Archer Agree To 6-year, $25.5 Million Extension

    Rays And Chris Archer Agree To 6-year, $25.5 Million Extension

    April 2, 2014 at 8:14 am 15 comments

    [Update] The Rays have officially announced the extension. The deal can be worth up to $43.75 million according to the team. [Earlier] he Rays will announce later today that they have signed Chris Archer to a 6-year extension according to Ken Rosenthal of FoxSports.com. Marc Topkin reports the deal is […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Discussing Evan Longoria’s Web Gem, Awful Attendance, And Payroll Breakdowns

    [THE HANGOVER] Discussing Evan Longoria’s Web Gem, Awful Attendance, And Payroll Breakdowns

    April 2, 2014 at 6:50 am 5 comments

    The GBT – The Good, The Bad and The Telling sandwich, where The Bad is nice and lean and the The Telling is ripe. Jays 4, RAYS 2 (boxscore) THE GOOD: Evan Longoria. I’m just going to leave this here. Beautiful. Gold Glove. Web Gem. SC Top Ten… THE BAD: Alex […]