01. Players

  • [THE HANGOVER] Discussing More Promotions And Stadium Optimism

    [THE HANGOVER] Discussing More Promotions And Stadium Optimism

    September 15, 2014 at 7:07 am 1 comment

    The GBT – The Good, The Bad and The Telling sandwich, where The Bad is nice and lean and the The Telling is ripe. RAYS 6, Jays 5 (10; boxscore) [No GBT today] Nick Franklin, part of the David Price trade, will be called up today now that the Durham […]

     
  • Tailgating Game 149: Nate Karns Set To Make Rays Debut

    Tailgating Game 149: Nate Karns Set To Make Rays Debut

    September 12, 2014 at 3:11 pm 2 comments

    Playing A Little Pepper… With the lefty J.A. Happ on the mound for the Blue Jays, Joe Maddon has unleashed his right-handed lineup but with Ben Zobrist in center field and leading off…Nate Karns is making his first start with the Rays. In 27 starts with the Durham Bulls, Karns […]

     
  • Why Drew Smyly Has Been So Good And Why He Will Not Pitch Again For The Rays This Season

    Why Drew Smyly Has Been So Good And Why He Will Not Pitch Again For The Rays This Season

    September 12, 2014 at 11:54 am 1 comment

    Nate Karns will make his debut with the Rays tonight after the team decided to shut Drew Smyly down for the final three weeks of the season. The biggest reason Smyly has been shut down is the career-high 153.0 innings pitched this year between the Tigers and the Rays. That […]

     
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    [THE HANGOVER] Discussing A Masterful Performance By Alex Cobb And A Rough Loss

    September 12, 2014 at 7:54 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. Yankees 5, RAYS 4 (boxscore) THE GOOD: Alex Cobb. Cobber took a no-hitter into the 8th inning before giving up a hit. He was then taken […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Discussing Ben Zobrist’s Milestone And Yunel Escobar’s Tired Act

    [THE HANGOVER] Discussing Ben Zobrist’s Milestone And Yunel Escobar’s Tired Act

    September 11, 2014 at 8:46 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. Yankees 8, RAYS 5 (boxscore) THE GOOD: Ben Zobrist. Zorilla became the 1,148th player in big league history to collect his 1,000th career basehit and just […]

     
  • Stuart Sternberg Vows To Cut Payroll In 2015

    Stuart Sternberg Vows To Cut Payroll In 2015

    September 10, 2014 at 5:42 pm 10 comments

    The Tampa Bay Rays opened the 2014 season with a payroll of $82.1 million, the largest in franchise history. But according to Stuart Sternberg, that was an “enormous aberration” and won’t happen again next season. #Rays Sternberg says 2015 payroll is “clearly going to be lower” than than this year’s […]

     
  • The Rays Are Not Very Good At Using Defensive Shifts

    The Rays Are Not Very Good At Using Defensive Shifts

    September 10, 2014 at 2:13 pm 1 comment

    The Rays have been leading the way when it comes to defensive shifts, starting a trend a few years ago that has exploded this season. But according to one report, the Rays do use the shift a lot, but they are not very good at it. Actually, they kinda suck […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Discussing Rays Odds And Ends

    [THE HANGOVER] Discussing Rays Odds And Ends

    September 9, 2014 at 7:30 am 9 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 (69-75) After spending several days away, let’s get back into this with a few notes and links. If there is anything noteworthy that I missed […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Discussing Rays Wives, Escobar’s Antics, And A Blown Call

    [THE HANGOVER] Discussing Rays Wives, Escobar’s Antics, And A Blown Call

    September 3, 2014 at 7:44 am 2 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 8, RAYS 2 (boxscore) THE GOOD: Rays Wives. I know a lot of people are tired of the Ice Bucket Challenge, but it has […]

     
  • Why Joe Maddon May Not Be Managing The Rays Next Season

    Why Joe Maddon May Not Be Managing The Rays Next Season

    September 2, 2014 at 12:16 pm 9 comments

    There are only 24 games left in the 2014 season and as strange as it may sound, these may be the final 24 games for Joe Maddon as manager of the Tampa Bay Rays. Marc Topkin recently brought the subject up in a longer column on the final month and […]