01. Players

  • [THE HANGOVER] Joe Magrane Leaving Rays TV Booth

    [THE HANGOVER] Joe Magrane Leaving Rays TV Booth

    November 18, 2008 at 10:37 am 5 comments

    DEVIL DOGS WEBTOPIA… Joe Magrane is leaving the Rays TV booth and will join the new MLB Network. [The Heater] The Rays have raised ticket prices for the 2009 season. [St. Pete Times] Bobby Fenton of 1010 Sports pointed out that all the changes to ticket and parking prices (ie. […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Wade Townsend Likely To Miss 2009 Season

    [THE HANGOVER] Wade Townsend Likely To Miss 2009 Season

    November 17, 2008 at 10:21 am 3 comments

    Last week, we updated our Trade Value Index Top 50 in which we ranked the top 50 players in the organization based on value to the team. In our list, we had Evan Longoria at the top, followed by David Price, James Shields, BJ Upton, Scott Kazmir and Matt Garza. […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Wade Townsend’s Career With Rays In Jeopardy After Latest Injury

    [THE HANGOVER] Wade Townsend’s Career With Rays In Jeopardy After Latest Injury

    November 14, 2008 at 9:57 am 2 comments

    Some sobering news today. Via RaysProspects we learn that Wade Townsend has been shut down in the Arizona Fall League due to a shoulder injury that is expected to “sideline him for an indefinite period of time into 2009.” This is a huge setback for Townsend, who will be 25 […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Longoria Living The Life In SoCal

    [THE HANGOVER] Longoria Living The Life In SoCal

    November 13, 2008 at 10:57 am 4 comments

    Doug Krikorian of the Long Beach Press-Telegram sat down with Evan Longoria in Long Beach the day after winning the AL Rookie of the Year award. Of the topics covered: His preference for Monarch Clothes: “They have great stuff.” Facial hair: “don’t have any blades at the residence…” Dating: “he […]

     
  • [PAPA JOE] Joe Maddon Wins AL Manager Of The Year Award

    [PAPA JOE] Joe Maddon Wins AL Manager Of The Year Award

    November 12, 2008 at 3:24 pm 3 comments

    It’s official. Joe Maddon was named the AL Manager of the Year and everybody knows except possibly Papa Joe himself. Maddon is currently traveling through Europe on his honeymoon with his new bride. Maddon received 27 of 28 first-place votes. The other top vote went to Ron Gardenhire. In the […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Michel Hernandez Dropped From 40-Man Roster, Granted Free Agency

    [THE HANGOVER] Michel Hernandez Dropped From 40-Man Roster, Granted Free Agency

    November 12, 2008 at 9:41 am 3 comments

    Just a couple of notes and links for now. Will be back in a little while with more… DEVIL DOGS WEBTOPIA… The AL Manager of the Year award will be announced today. Michel Hernandez has been granted free agency and removed from the 40-man roster. Stacy Long has his list […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] David Price One Of 4 Finalists For ESPN the Magazine’s ‘NEXT’

    [THE HANGOVER] David Price One Of 4 Finalists For ESPN the Magazine’s ‘NEXT’

    November 11, 2008 at 9:53 am 5 comments

    DEVIL DOGS WEBTOPIA… We mentioned last week that David Price was one of the four nominees for ESPN the Magazine’s “Next” honor. Now you can vote for the winner of the top honor and the cover of the annual “Next” issue. [ESPN] John Romano reflects on Evan Longoria’s Rookie of […]

     
  • [PITCHING STAFF HANGOVER] Look At Toll Of 2008 On Rays Pitching Staff; Garza Could Take Step Back In ’09

    [PITCHING STAFF HANGOVER] Look At Toll Of 2008 On Rays Pitching Staff; Garza Could Take Step Back In ’09

    November 10, 2008 at 4:20 pm 1 comment

    This morning we linked to a story in which we learned that Jim Hickey has ordered the pitching staff to not even touch a baseball until January. Buster Olney references a number of recent teams that made deep October playoff runs and then suffered from a breakdown of the pitching […]

     
  • [DIRTBAG] Evan Longoria Wins AL Rookie Of The Year Award

    [DIRTBAG] Evan Longoria Wins AL Rookie Of The Year Award

    November 10, 2008 at 3:37 pm 3 comments

    Joe Smith of the St. Pete Times is reporting that Evan Longoria has won the AL Rookie of the Year award. The vote was unanimous. Longoria was listed first on all 28 ballots submitted by two writers in each league city for a perfect total of 140 points. White Sox […]

     
  • [HOT STOVE] One Rays Prospect Is Guaranteed To Be Traded, Maybe

    [HOT STOVE] One Rays Prospect Is Guaranteed To Be Traded, Maybe

    November 10, 2008 at 11:43 am 1 comment

    Back in early August, the Rays added Chad Bradford from the Orioles for a Player To Be Named Later (PTBNL). It is two months later and the Rays have yet to send a player to the O’s to complete the deal. A couple of weeks ago, O’s GM Andy MacPhail […]