01. Players

  • [THE HANGOVER] Happy Birthday To Grant Balfour And Sandy Koufax; AJ Pierzynski, No So Much

    [THE HANGOVER] Happy Birthday To Grant Balfour And Sandy Koufax; AJ Pierzynski, No So Much

    December 30, 2008 at 11:22 am 0 comments

    Happy Birthday to Grant Balfour, who is 31 years old today. We are not sure what that is in Australian years since toilets flush backwards down under*. He shares a birthday with arguably the greatest pitcher to ever live, Sandy Koufax, 73, who went 27-9 with a 190 ERA+ in […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] There Is Nothing ‘Utility’ About Julianna Zobrist

    [THE HANGOVER] There Is Nothing ‘Utility’ About Julianna Zobrist

    December 29, 2008 at 11:07 am 1 comment

    We are still waiting on an official announcement from the Rays that they have signed reliever Joe Nelson. Nelson announced on December 24 that he had agreed to a one-year, $1.3 million contract with the Rays. As per most deals, the contract requires the player to pass a physical and […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Pat Burrell And The Rays Could Be A Marriage Of Convenience

    [THE HANGOVER] Pat Burrell And The Rays Could Be A Marriage Of Convenience

    December 22, 2008 at 11:25 am 5 comments

    Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe feels the Rays will add one of Jason Giambi, Milton Bradley, Pat Burrell or Adam Dunn. Seems as if the prices for these guys are dropping rapidly, and the Rays might be able to add a pretty good hitter to replace Cliff Floyd and/or […]

     
  • [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 […]