01. Players

  • [HOT STOVE] Rays Rumored Third Team In Peavy Deal; Possibly Targeting Giles Again

    [HOT STOVE] Rays Rumored Third Team In Peavy Deal; Possibly Targeting Giles Again

    December 8, 2008 at 12:55 am 11 comments

    John Perrotto of Baseball Prospectus reports on a rumor that the Rays may be involved in the stalled Jake Peavy trade talks, with the Rays interested in landing Brian Giles. A wild rumor making the rounds is that the Rays might replace the Orioles as the third team to facilitate […]

     
  • [LOOKIN’ FOR GLOVE] Possible Explanantion For Bartlett’s Defensive Decline In 2008

    [LOOKIN’ FOR GLOVE] Possible Explanantion For Bartlett’s Defensive Decline In 2008

    December 5, 2008 at 3:42 pm 21 comments

    Earlier today Drays Bay compared Jason Bartlett’s 2008 defensive metrics to previous years and wondered why he was “not as good as perceived” prior to the season. Essentially every metric that had a crush on Bartlett prior to 2008 gave him the cold shoulder. That’s bad, namely because those same […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Silent Gerry Appears To Be Staying Put

    [THE HANGOVER] Silent Gerry Appears To Be Staying Put

    December 5, 2008 at 10:16 am 0 comments

    Back in September we heard rumblings that the Rangers might be interested in Gerry Hunsicker to be their new general manager. The feeling was that if the Rangers decided to make a change, team president Nolan Ryan, would look to Hunsicker, with whom he has worked in the past with […]

     
  • [HOT STOVE] Friedman Provides Some Clues To Off-Season Plans

    [HOT STOVE] Friedman Provides Some Clues To Off-Season Plans

    December 4, 2008 at 4:46 pm 4 comments

    Andrew Friedman met with the media today prior to heading to the winter meetings in Las Vegas. Marc Topkin gives us a few of the more interesting tidbits… * Their “two biggest focal points” of the off-season are improving their offense and strenghtening their bullpen. Nothing new here. * Though […]

     
  • [DIRTBAG] Evan Longoria On WFAN This Afternoon

    [DIRTBAG] Evan Longoria On WFAN This Afternoon

    December 3, 2008 at 3:50 pm 0 comments

    This is short notice, but Evan Longoria will be on WFAN in New York City at 3:00 with host Mike Francessa, formerly of “Mike and the Mad Dog”. You can listen live HERE. Likes(0)Dislikes(0)

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Mike DiFelice Interested In Replacing Joe Magrane In TV Booth

    [THE HANGOVER] Mike DiFelice Interested In Replacing Joe Magrane In TV Booth

    December 3, 2008 at 9:49 am 3 comments

    DEVIL DOGS WEBTOPIA… Each member of the Rays’ postseason roster took home a $223K bonus for reaching the World Series. In all, 43 coaches, players and staff got a full-share, while the team also awarded partial shares to players that spent time with the Rays during the regular season…A $223K […]

     
  • [HOT STOVE] Rays Talked To Twins About Bringing Back Delmon Young

    [HOT STOVE] Rays Talked To Twins About Bringing Back Delmon Young

    December 2, 2008 at 5:00 pm 12 comments

    According to Danny Knobler of CBS Sportline, a baseball official says the Rays talked to the Twins about reacquiring Delmon Young. …the Rays have also discussed trying to reacquire Delmon Young, the outfielder who they traded to the Twins last winter to get Bartlett and Matt Garza…It doesn’t appear that […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Percival Set For Surgery, Out Until At Least March

    [THE HANGOVER] Percival Set For Surgery, Out Until At Least March

    December 2, 2008 at 10:03 am 1 comment

    Troy Percival will have surgery on his back after all. The surgery is scheduled for today and he should be back throwing by early March. In other words, Percy took a month to figure out if he needed surgery. Two months if you consider he was back home in California […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Griffey Could Be Good Fit For Rays

    [THE HANGOVER] Griffey Could Be Good Fit For Rays

    December 1, 2008 at 10:57 am 0 comments

    According to Jim Street, six American League teams are among the group that has contacted free agent Ken Griffey Jr.. Based on some comments from Griffey’s agent, you can be sure the Tampa Bay Rays are one of those teams. “Kenny realizes that he probably would be a middle-ground guy […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Edwin Jackson Would Be An Expensive Middle Reliever

    [THE HANGOVER] Edwin Jackson Would Be An Expensive Middle Reliever

    November 25, 2008 at 9:50 am 6 comments

    There has been much speculation about what the Rays will do with Edwin Jackson. Let’s assume for the moment that the Rays do not trade Andy Sonnanstine and both Sonny and David Price are in the rotation at the end of Spring Training. The Rays would then have two options. […]