01. Players

  • [DOWN ON THE FARM] Baldelli Feels He Is Back In Baseball Shape

    [DOWN ON THE FARM] Baldelli Feels He Is Back In Baseball Shape

    August 2, 2008 at 11:52 am 0 comments

    Durham 8, Buffalo 7. Ben Hendrickson allowed 7 runs (6 earned) in 3.2 innings…Ben Zobrist, Dan Johnson and Chris Richard all homered for the Bulls and John Jaso went 2-4 with 2 RBI. Montgomery 6, West Tenn 5. Ryan Reid blew a save when he hit a batter and walked […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] In The End, Rays Refused To Blow Up Farm System

    [THE HANGOVER] In The End, Rays Refused To Blow Up Farm System

    August 1, 2008 at 10:19 am 0 comments

    THE GOOD: The future of the Rays remains intact. Despite reports that the Rays were offering the Pirates both Jeff Niemann and Reid Brignac, that now appears to be false. And if that is the case, it is pretty clear that the Rays had little or no intention of tinkering […]

     
  • [DOWN ON THE FARM] Beckham Returns From Layoff And Produces Best Game As A Pro

    [DOWN ON THE FARM] Beckham Returns From Layoff And Produces Best Game As A Pro

    August 1, 2008 at 7:38 am 4 comments

    Buffalo 12, Durham 2. Heath Phillips made his first start since being signed by the Rays. He was pulled after 2.2 innings, giving up 1 run on 3 hits and 4 walks…Chris Richard was 2-3 with a double and his 20th home run. Montgomery 9, Huntsville 8. Mike Prochaska gave […]

     
  • [DAVID PRICE] Feature Story On David Price In Sports Illustrated

    [DAVID PRICE] Feature Story On David Price In Sports Illustrated

    July 31, 2008 at 6:01 pm 0 comments

    David Price once almost quit baseball in college to go work at a McDonalds. Seriously…You can’t make this shit up. That is just part of the story in the upcoming issue of Sports Illustrated about Price and being a black baseball player in this day and age. IN JANUARY 2005, […]

     
  • [TRADE DEADLINE STARE-DOWN] Don’t Expect The Rays To Blink First In Deal For Jason Bay

    [TRADE DEADLINE STARE-DOWN] Don’t Expect The Rays To Blink First In Deal For Jason Bay

    July 30, 2008 at 5:33 pm 2 comments

    [Update 8:40pm] Jayson Stark is reporting that the Rays and Pirates had “very little dialogue” today. This is not surprising and supports the notion that the Rays have made their “final” offer and the Pirates are shopping for better deals. Stark mentions that the Pirates may seek a better deal […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Matt Garza Summons The Ghost Of Tom Seaver

    [THE HANGOVER] Matt Garza Summons The Ghost Of Tom Seaver

    July 30, 2008 at 12:18 pm 0 comments

    THE GOOD: The Ghost of Tom Seaver. At some point in the 3rd or 4th inning, we suddenly remembered a story told by Tom Seaver. Occasionally Seaver would come back to the dugout after warmups or after the first inning and tell his teammates that they only needed to score […]

     
  • [DOWN ON THE FARM] Rocco Baldelli Very Close To Rejoining Rays

    [DOWN ON THE FARM] Rocco Baldelli Very Close To Rejoining Rays

    July 30, 2008 at 11:07 am 0 comments

    Buffalo 8, Durham 7. Jeff Niemann didn’t do the Rays any favors in his last start prior to the trade deadline. In 4.2 innings, he gave up 5 runs on 5 hits and walked another 6 batters with only 3 strike outs. Niemann dropped to 7-5 with a 3.53 ERA…Justin […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Gary Glover Designated For Assignment

    [THE HANGOVER] Gary Glover Designated For Assignment

    July 29, 2008 at 11:48 am 0 comments

    Just the links today… DEVIL RAYS WEBTOPIA… Gary Glover was designated for assignment. The Rays have 10 days to try and trade him. If not, they can then try to send him to the minors, but he must clear waivers and Glover can choose to refuse the assignment and become […]

     
  • [DOWN ON THE FARM] Rocco Plays OF Again; Price Improves To 9-0 As A Pro

    [DOWN ON THE FARM] Rocco Plays OF Again; Price Improves To 9-0 As A Pro

    July 29, 2008 at 11:03 am 0 comments

    Durham 4, Louisville 3. Mitch Talbot picked up his 10th win, striking out 9 in 6 innings and allowing only 1 run on a solo home run. He gave up 5 hits and 3 walks…Scott Dohmann saved his 15th game…Juan Salas pitched 1 inning, striking out the side, but giving […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Rays Can Only Manage Split In KC

    [THE HANGOVER] Rays Can Only Manage Split In KC

    July 28, 2008 at 11:42 am 3 comments

    THE GOOD: Got nothin’ THE BAD: Using the batting practice jerseys during a game. We have made our feelings known about this in the past. And we are not the only ones that hate the idea…Yet another GIDP for Carl Crawford…Anytime Jason Hammel is in a game. Not just because […]