01. Players

  • [THE HANGOVER] Mark Teixeira Holding Up Free Agent Market

    [THE HANGOVER] Mark Teixeira Holding Up Free Agent Market

    December 18, 2008 at 10:08 am 7 comments

    Just the links today as we celebrate the 122nd birthday of Ty Cobb, spikes high. Which reminds us…If you are looking for a right-handed DH-type, with some positional flexibility and a 2008 OPS+ of 128, there is a certain familiar name available on the market. DEVIL DOGS WEBTOPIA… This afternoon, […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Rhode Island TV Station: Baldelli Misdiagnosed

    [THE HANGOVER] Rhode Island TV Station: Baldelli Misdiagnosed

    December 17, 2008 at 10:42 am 32 comments

    [Update: 10:12am] The misdiagnois is also being reported by WPRI in Rhode Island (via MLB Trade Rumors). Eyewitness News spoke with Baldelli’s father Tuesday, and he says iIt turns out Baldelli actually has a condition known as channelopothy. This is certainly great news for Rocco and his family. If Baldelli […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] We See King David, He Look’s Glorious

    [THE HANGOVER] We See King David, He Look’s Glorious

    December 16, 2008 at 10:16 am 2 comments

    Above image is David Price throwing souvenir t-shirts to fans at a recent Nashville Predators game (thanks Lee). Is he doing this from the ice? That sound you hear is the accelerated heart beats of every member of the Rays’ front office.DEVIL DOGS WEBTOPIA… Marc Lancaster takes a look at […]

     
  • [JONNY TERRIFIC] Jonny Gomes Non-Tendered By Rays, Now A Free Agent

    [JONNY TERRIFIC] Jonny Gomes Non-Tendered By Rays, Now A Free Agent

    December 12, 2008 at 11:19 pm 12 comments

    Marc Topkin is reporting that Jonny Gomes has been non-tendered by the Rays and is now a free agent. The Rays did offer arbitration to the remaining five players that were arbitration-eligible (Willy Aybar, Grant Balfour, Jason Bartlett, Gabe Gross, Dioner Navarro). With the Rays offering Gross arbitration, it suggests […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] 2009 Might Be Much Less Jonny-Terrific

    [THE HANGOVER] 2009 Might Be Much Less Jonny-Terrific

    December 12, 2008 at 10:57 am 13 comments

    Tonight is the non-tender deadline for the Rays and their six arbitration-eligible players. So it might be a good time to say your good-byes to Jonny Gomes, as 2009 has a very good chance of being less Jonny-terrific. Willy Aybar, Dioner Navarro, Jason Bartlett and Grant Balfour will certainly be […]

     
  • [EDWIN JACKSON] What They Are Saying About The Edwin Jackson-Matt Joyce Trade

    [EDWIN JACKSON] What They Are Saying About The Edwin Jackson-Matt Joyce Trade

    December 11, 2008 at 3:05 pm 17 comments

    Last night the Rays traded Edwin Jackson to the Tigers for Matt Joyce. We have long said that Jackson needed to be moved and we like the addition of Joyce. But we have to admit, given the demand for young, cheap starting pitchers, we were a little surprised the Rays […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Look At What The Edwin Jackson Trade Means For The Rays

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Look At What The Edwin Jackson Trade Means For The Rays

    December 11, 2008 at 10:49 am 7 comments

    Last night the Rays acquired outfielder Matt Joyce from the Detroit Tigers for Edwin Jackson. What this trade means for the rotation…Since the end of the World Series it seemed obvious that the Rays were going to trade either Andy Sonnanstine or Edwin Jackson. To most, Jackson seemed to be […]

     
  • [EDWIN JACKSON] Edwin Jackson To Tigers Now Done Deal

    [EDWIN JACKSON] Edwin Jackson To Tigers Now Done Deal

    December 11, 2008 at 12:30 am 3 comments

    [Update: 11:58pm] Marc Topkin confirms. [11:30pm] Jon Paul Morosi of the Detroit Free-Press is now reporting that the deal reported earlier, in which the Rays would send Edwin Jackson to the Tigers for Matt Joyce has now been finalized. Joyce, 24, is a left-handed hitting outfielder that hit .252/.339/.492 with […]

     
  • [EDWIN JACKSON] Edwin Jackson To Be Traded To Tigers For Matt Joyce

    [EDWIN JACKSON] Edwin Jackson To Be Traded To Tigers For Matt Joyce

    December 10, 2008 at 11:04 pm 6 comments

    According to Ed Price (via MLB Trade Rumors) Edwin Jackson will be traded to the Detroit Tigers for outfielder Matt Joyce. The Detroit Tigers are set to acquire right-hander Edwin Jackson from the Tampa Bay Rays for outfielder Matt Joyce, according to a major-league source. Joyce, 24, is a left-handed […]

     
  • [HOT STOVE] Tampa Bay Rays Tidbits And Rumor Updates

    [HOT STOVE] Tampa Bay Rays Tidbits And Rumor Updates

    December 10, 2008 at 4:04 pm 12 comments

    Let’s use this post for minor updates on previous rumors we have heard from the winter meetings and other minor tidbits. Unless something new or substantial comes along, we will continue to update this post the rest of the day. [Update: 3:09pm] According to Ken Rosenthal the Cardinals have offered […]