01. Players

  • [ROOKIE HAZING] Rays 2009 Rookie Hazing Could Get Very Interesting

    [ROOKIE HAZING] Rays 2009 Rookie Hazing Could Get Very Interesting

    November 20, 2008 at 12:21 pm 0 comments

    Remember those high-end, SoHo t-shirts that Joe Maddon had all the players wearing towards the end of the season? They were “Ed Hardy” t-shirts and run about $200 a pop. Well, apparently “Ed Hardy” makes more than t-shirts. The fashion clothier recently debuted their new line of lingerie with a […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Today Is Deadline For 40-Man Roster Additions

    [THE HANGOVER] Today Is Deadline For 40-Man Roster Additions

    November 20, 2008 at 10:22 am 1 comment

    Today is the deadline for teams to add minor leaguers to the 40-man roster in order to protect them from being eligible for the Rule 5 draft. Wade Davis will be added, as will Jake McGee. Eddie Morlan is also likely to be added. Other players that will be eligible […]

     
  • [HOT STOVE] George King Would Love To See Jason Giambi In A Rays Uniform

    [HOT STOVE] George King Would Love To See Jason Giambi In A Rays Uniform

    November 19, 2008 at 3:05 pm 2 comments

    George A. King III of the New York Post speculates today that free agent Jason Giambi could end up with the Rays as a left-handed hitting DH to replace Cliff Floyd. King does not list any sources. Rather, he is just matching needs. Also, keep in mind that the story […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Price Not A Candidate To Close In ’09

    [THE HANGOVER] Price Not A Candidate To Close In ’09

    November 19, 2008 at 10:00 am 14 comments

    DEVIL DOGS WEBTOPIA… Not sure this needed to be clarified but Andrew Friedman made it clear yesterday that David Price will be a starting pitcher in 2009 and is not a candidate to be a closer. [MLB] Rays Prospects takes another look at how starting pitchers throughout the organization pitched […]

     
  • [AL MVP] Carlos Pena Repeats As 9th Most Valuable American Leaguer

    [AL MVP] Carlos Pena Repeats As 9th Most Valuable American Leaguer

    November 18, 2008 at 3:26 pm 0 comments

    For the second consecutive season Carlos Pena has finished 9th in the American League MVP voting. Dustin Pedroia of the Boston Red Sox took home the award with 16 of the 28 first place votes. Evan Longoria and Jason Bartlett each received votes. Longoria placed 11th after being named the […]

     
  • [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 […]