01. Players

  • [THE HANGOVER] What Rays Fans Need To Know Today

    [THE HANGOVER] What Rays Fans Need To Know Today

    November 13, 2014 at 8:41 am 10 comments

    Andrew Friedman had a funny comment about hitting the lottery with the Dodgers payroll. Andrew Friedman says laughing that he needs ‘crash course” on luxury tax rules now he has left #Rays for #Dodgers — Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) November 12, 2014 From the outhouse to the penthouse, I guess. THE […]

     
  • In 2005, Joe Maddon Beat Out Some Big Names To Become Rays Manager

    In 2005, Joe Maddon Beat Out Some Big Names To Become Rays Manager

    November 11, 2014 at 2:08 pm 0 comments

    After writing about the Rays’ unusual managerial search earlier today, I thought it would be fun to look back to see who else the Rays interviewed in 2005 when they ultimately hired Joe Maddon to replace Lou Piniella. Maddon was one of three finalists, along with John McLaren (Piniella’s bench […]

     
  • There Is Something Strange About The Rays’ Search For A New Manager And It Could Mark A New Beginning

    There Is Something Strange About The Rays’ Search For A New Manager And It Could Mark A New Beginning

    November 11, 2014 at 11:46 am 6 comments

    There is something surprising about the Tampa Bay Rays’ search for a new manager. No, it is not the surprising list of candidates, such as Raul Ibanez (still a player), Doug Glanville (no coaching experience), and Barry Larkin (coaching experience limited to exhibitions). Those are outside-the-box decisions and there is […]

     
  • Rays Ask MLB To Investigate Cubs For Tampering With Joe Maddon

    Rays Ask MLB To Investigate Cubs For Tampering With Joe Maddon

    November 10, 2014 at 4:34 pm 1 comment

    After plenty of speculation, the Tampa Bay Rays have indeed asked Major League Baseball to investigate the Chicago Cubs for tampering with Joe Maddon while he was still under contract with the Rays according to Joel Sherman of the New York Post. It is the Rays’ contention Maddon only opted […]

     
  • Report: Rays Will Likely Trade Jeremy Hellickson This Week

    Report: Rays Will Likely Trade Jeremy Hellickson This Week

    November 10, 2014 at 11:34 am 13 comments

    The Rays are “moving closer” to trading Jeremy Hellickson and a deal could happen this week according to Joel Sherman of the New York Post. #Rays are moving closer to dealing Jeremy Hellickson to an NL team. Likely this week — Joel Sherman (@Joelsherman1) November 10, 2014 This should not […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] What Rays Fans Need To Know Today

    [THE HANGOVER] What Rays Fans Need To Know Today

    November 10, 2014 at 8:48 am 1 comment

    The Josh Lueke era in the Rays’ organization now appears to finally be over. Lueke was one of 21 Rays minor leaguers who were granted free agency. Lueke spent each of the last three seasons splitting time between triple-A Durham and the Rays’ bullpen. Originally acquired in a trade for […]

     
  • Evan Longoria Calls Dave Martinez ‘The Obvious Pick’ To Be Rays Manager

    Evan Longoria Calls Dave Martinez ‘The Obvious Pick’ To Be Rays Manager

    November 7, 2014 at 3:48 pm 3 comments

    Evan Longoria was a guest on the MLB Network this afternoon and of course he was asked about the list of managerial candidates. Amazingly, Longoria was asked if he knew any of the candidates (hello! Dave Martinez? Charlie Montoyo?). But Longo handled the question in stride and went on to […]

     
  • Joe Maddon Made A Meaningless Last-Minute Offer To Stay With Rays

    Joe Maddon Made A Meaningless Last-Minute Offer To Stay With Rays

    November 6, 2014 at 11:49 am 3 comments

    After negotiating his 5-year, $25 million contract with the Chicago Cubs, Joe Maddon made one last offer to the Rays according to Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com. But while Heyman describes the offer as a “real effort to stay in Tampa Bay,” Maddon almost certainly knew the offer would be rejected […]

     
  • Watch Wil Myers Drill An Old Dude In The Back With A Wiffle Ball

    Watch Wil Myers Drill An Old Dude In The Back With A Wiffle Ball

    November 4, 2014 at 4:12 pm 1 comment

    Wil Myers was a guest on MLB Network’s “Hot Stove” to promote his work with The Miracle League of High Point, a charity wiffle ball league. During the interview, Myers talks about Madison Bumgarner (“[in high school] he could hit, man”), Joe Maddon (“You know what man, I love Joe […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] What Rays Fans Need To Know Today

    [THE HANGOVER] What Rays Fans Need To Know Today

    November 4, 2014 at 8:25 am 7 comments

    Andrew Friedman has put his area home up for sale for $2.35 million. He apparently paid $1.75 million in 2010, so that would be a nice little profit. As for the house, check out that pool! And you can see Friedman’s office below which includes some champagne bottles among other […]