01. Players

  • Jason Hammel Traded To Rockies; Niemann Is 5th Starter

    April 5, 2009 at 1:04 pm 1 comment

    It’s official, Joe smith of the St. Pete Times is reporting that the Rays have traded Jason Hammel to the Colorado Rockies for double-A prospect Aneury Rodriguez. Hammel said he has been informed by the Rays he’s been traded to the Rockies. Though he was appreciative the Rays gave him opportunities, Hammel […]

     
  • A Look Back At The Hour That Almost Brought Jason Bay To The Rays

    A Look Back At The Hour That Almost Brought Jason Bay To The Rays

    April 5, 2009 at 11:27 am 9 comments

    At the trade deadline last season, the Rays came precariously close to striking a deal with the Pirates for Jason Bay. In fact, the deal was so close, that one writer reported that the deal was done. We won’t mention which writer, *cough* Bill Chastain *cough*. In the end, the […]

     
  • Rays Have Deal In Place With Rockies, But Questions Remain

    Rays Have Deal In Place With Rockies, But Questions Remain

    April 5, 2009 at 11:00 am 0 comments

    [Update 11:35am] Joe Smith says a Rockies scout was in the stands to watch Hammel pitch today and Smith has some quotes from Jason Hammel about the possibility of being traded. “I haven’t heard anything,” Hammel said. “It’s been pretty rough actually. I’m just trying to not think about it. We’re […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Upton At The Top, Aki At The Bottom And Jennings Jump To AA

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Upton At The Top, Aki At The Bottom And Jennings Jump To AA

    April 5, 2009 at 10:46 am 0 comments

    Time to bring back the GBT – The Good, The Bad and The Telling sandwich, where The Bad is nice and lean and the The Telling is ripe. THE GOOD: The Game. Ok, it was just a spring game, but we always gain pleasure from beating Philadelphia in anything…Pat Burrell. […]

     
  • Rosters For Minor League Affiliates Have Been Finalized

    April 4, 2009 at 5:06 pm 4 comments

    Stacy Long of the Montgomery Advertiser has the rosters for all four of the upper-level minor league affiliates (links below). We have updated the Cork-Board (organizational depth chart) in the sidebar accordingly. Durham Bulls Montgomery Biscuits Charlotte Stone Crabs Bowling Green Hot Rods A few notes on the minor league […]

     
  • 10 Questions To Be Answered In Spring Training (Update)

    April 4, 2009 at 2:00 pm 1 comment

    Four weeks ago we addressed 10 questions hovering over the Rays in spring training. Let’s take a look at those questions and see if we are any closer to getting some answers… What can we expect from BJ Upton this season? We are still in “wait-and-see” mode with BJ Upton […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Stu’s Ringtone, Attendance And Durham’s Rotation

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Stu’s Ringtone, Attendance And Durham’s Rotation

    April 4, 2009 at 9:45 am 0 comments

    Time to bring back the GBT – The Good, The Bad and The Telling sandwich, where The Bad is nice and lean and the The Telling is ripe. THE GOOD: Scott Kazmir. Three scoreless innings, only 2 hits and 1 walk. We have said it before, but we think this […]

     
  • If He Keeps This Up, We Are Going To Start Calling Him Pitchman Junior

    April 3, 2009 at 10:00 am 0 comments

    From the good folks at Adidas we have yet another commercial featuring our very own BJ Upton. If we keep linking these commercials, do we get some of that swag that BJ is wearing? Likes(0)Dislikes(0)

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Our Third Birthday

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Our Third Birthday

    April 3, 2009 at 6:53 am 5 comments

    On this date three years ago, a biology professor that was hiding from his students during office hours on opening day of the baseball season, started a blog. That Professor had little idea what he was doing as is clearly evident in his first-ever post, a post that included a […]

     
  • Comparing Evan Longoria To Mike Schmidt

    April 2, 2009 at 10:30 am 0 comments

    It is not unusual for baseball writers and baseball people to compare top prospects to current or future Hall-of-Famers. Before Evan Longoria ever played a major league game, people were comparing him to Mike Schmidt. But what is unusual is for people to continue to make those comparisons after that […]