01. Players

  • 10 Questions To Be Answered In Spring Training (Update)

    April 4, 2009 at 2:00 pm 1 comment

    Four weeks ago we addressed 10 questions hovering over the Rays in spring training. Let’s take a look at those questions and see if we are any closer to getting some answers… What can we expect from BJ Upton this season? We are still in “wait-and-see” mode with BJ Upton […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Stu’s Ringtone, Attendance And Durham’s Rotation

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Stu’s Ringtone, Attendance And Durham’s Rotation

    April 4, 2009 at 9:45 am 0 comments

    Time to bring back the GBT – The Good, The Bad and The Telling sandwich, where The Bad is nice and lean and the The Telling is ripe. THE GOOD: Scott Kazmir. Three scoreless innings, only 2 hits and 1 walk. We have said it before, but we think this […]

     
  • If He Keeps This Up, We Are Going To Start Calling Him Pitchman Junior

    April 3, 2009 at 10:00 am 0 comments

    From the good folks at Adidas we have yet another commercial featuring our very own BJ Upton. If we keep linking these commercials, do we get some of that swag that BJ is wearing? Likes(0)Dislikes(0)

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Our Third Birthday

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Our Third Birthday

    April 3, 2009 at 6:53 am 5 comments

    On this date three years ago, a biology professor that was hiding from his students during office hours on opening day of the baseball season, started a blog. That Professor had little idea what he was doing as is clearly evident in his first-ever post, a post that included a […]

     
  • Comparing Evan Longoria To Mike Schmidt

    April 2, 2009 at 10:30 am 0 comments

    It is not unusual for baseball writers and baseball people to compare top prospects to current or future Hall-of-Famers. Before Evan Longoria ever played a major league game, people were comparing him to Mike Schmidt. But what is unusual is for people to continue to make those comparisons after that […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Price’s Rough Outing, McGee’s Return And The Neverending Quest For A 5th Starter

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Price’s Rough Outing, McGee’s Return And The Neverending Quest For A 5th Starter

    April 2, 2009 at 7:17 am 2 comments

    Time to bring back the GBT – The Good, The Bad and The Telling sandwich, where The Bad is nice and lean and the The Telling is ripe. THE GOOD: Gabe Gross. Gross is heating up at the right time, hitting a home run for the second straight game…James Shields. […]

     
  • Matt Joyce Wins Final Roster Spot

    April 1, 2009 at 3:01 pm 11 comments

    Color us surprised… Via Marc Lancaster’s Twitter account [Ed. note: It is now up on Lancaster’s blog] we learn that Matt Joyce will be on the opening day roster and may start in center field in place of BJ Upton and ahead of Ben Zobrist (Does Zobrist start against lefties?). […]

     
  • Isringhausen Makes Roster, Goes On DL; Kennedy To Durham; Trades Brewing

    April 1, 2009 at 12:29 pm 4 comments

    We are much closer to the opening day roster… Marc Topkin is reporting that Jason Isringhausen will be added to the roster, but will begin the season on the DL. Izzy says he will only need a few weeks in extended spring training, which should buy the Rays a little […]

     
  • Six Teams Interested In Niemann And Hammel

    Six Teams Interested In Niemann And Hammel

    March 31, 2009 at 11:00 am 3 comments

    [UPDATE: 11:00am] Ken Rosenthal says  the Rays are in a “position of strenth,” noting that the Rays could choose to cut Lance Cormier and keep both Niemann and Hammel. Rosenthal is reporting that six teams, including the two listed below, have shown interest in either Niemann or Hammel or both. The Rays […]

     
  • Wade Davis’ Spring Performance Impressive

    Wade Davis’ Spring Performance Impressive

    March 31, 2009 at 10:00 am 7 comments

    Recently we wondered aloud if Wade Davis might actually be closer to being ready for the majors than David Price. Buster Olney spoke with one AL official who makes it sound as if Davis is ready for the big leagues right now. Wade Davis of the Rays was the most […]