01. Players

  • [HAPPY HOUR] Rays Fall Out Of First Place

    [HAPPY HOUR] Rays Fall Out Of First Place

    April 30, 2008 at 3:16 pm 2 comments

    DEVIL RAYS WEBTOPIA… Bleacher Report breaks down the first month of the season for the Rays. [Bleacher Report] Her Rays breaks down the AL East after the first month. [Her Rays] The Rays are #9 in this week’s power rankings from The Sporting News. [The Sporting News] Big League Stew […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The Tampa Bay Rays Magic Number Is 138

    [THE HANGOVER] The Tampa Bay Rays Magic Number Is 138

    April 28, 2008 at 12:44 am 5 comments

    THE GOOD: The Tampa Bay Rays coming out party. The Rays entered the weekend series with the Sox with a chance to either firmly announce their arrival to the rest of the league or they could have reaffirmed the feelings of many that the Rays are still the Rays. And […]

     
  • [DOWN ON THE FARM]

    [DOWN ON THE FARM]

    April 27, 2008 at 11:11 pm 0 comments

    Durham 11, Charlotte 4. JK Ryu picked up his first win of the year after working 6 innings and allowing only 2 runs…Fernando Perez was 3-5 with his 4th triple…Joel Guzman added 2 singles and 2 RBI. Birmingham 4, Montgomery 0. Richard de los Santos dropped to 2-2 after giving […]

     
  • THE SUNDAY MORNING REVOLUTION: Aki Rescues The Rays

    THE SUNDAY MORNING REVOLUTION: Aki Rescues The Rays

    April 27, 2008 at 11:47 am 4 comments

    DRG here again to get you through the weekend. I can be reached here.. The Good: To quote a commenter from last night: Akinori Iwamura… you beautiful, beautiful small little Japanese man. Although I might worry a little for Aki’s safety today. He did a nice little bat flip and […]

     
  • THE SATURDAY MORNING REVOLUTION: Joe Maddon’s Crystal Ball Is Smarter Than You

    THE SATURDAY MORNING REVOLUTION: Joe Maddon’s Crystal Ball Is Smarter Than You

    April 26, 2008 at 11:33 am 16 comments

    DRG here again to get you through the weekend. I can be reached here… Yesterday: Tampa Bay Rays. The Good: In what might be the biggest series to date in the history of the franchise, the Rays played the best defense I have ever seen. The diving catches. The diving […]

     
  • [DOWN ON THE FARM] Eduardo Morlan To DL; Former Twins Now 3-For-3 With Injuries

    [DOWN ON THE FARM] Eduardo Morlan To DL; Former Twins Now 3-For-3 With Injuries

    April 26, 2008 at 10:46 am 0 comments

    Charlotte 5, Durham 2. Mith Talbot gave up 5 runs in 6 innings. Montgomery 8, Birmingham 3. Wade Davis held Birmingham to 2 hits and no runs in 7 innings. He struck out 4, walked 1. Thanks to two double plays, he faced 1 over the minimum…Ronnie Merril had 4 […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Rays Climb Out Of Cellar

    [THE HANGOVER] Rays Climb Out Of Cellar

    April 25, 2008 at 10:14 am 14 comments

    THE GOOD: A rare sac bunt from the Rays as Aki Iwamura moved Dioner Navarro to third base in the 3rd inning. Navi would score the Rays first run on a Carl Crawford ground out. How rare? That was the Rays second sac bunt this year. AL teams are averaging […]

     
  • [DOWN ON THE FARM] Ruggiano Joins Medlock, DiFelice Back In Durham

    [DOWN ON THE FARM] Ruggiano Joins Medlock, DiFelice Back In Durham

    April 25, 2008 at 12:17 am 0 comments

    Durham: Off Montgomery 5, Birmingham 4. Jake McGee improved to 2-1 after holding Birmingham to 3 runs in 6 innings. He struck out 5 and walked 2. He did give up a solo home run in the 3rd…Erold Andrus and Sergio Pedroza had 2 hits apiece. Andrus added his 8th […]

     
  • [WORLD B. FRIEDMAN] Andrew Friedman Running Rays Like A Fantasy Baseball Team

    [WORLD B. FRIEDMAN] Andrew Friedman Running Rays Like A Fantasy Baseball Team

    April 24, 2008 at 1:29 pm 2 comments

    We have no idea if Andrew Friedman plays fantasy baseball. We have a feeling that Bud Selig might frown upon the idea of team executives logging in every morning to check the rosters of imaginary teams with real players. Looking at the Rays transaction wire this season, we have to […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Rays Likely Without Wheeler And Percival Tonight

    [THE HANGOVER] Rays Likely Without Wheeler And Percival Tonight

    April 24, 2008 at 9:30 am 4 comments

    THE GOOD: With McScrappy on third base and two outs in the first, Jason Hammel got Vernon Wells to strike out to end the inning and avoid early trouble…Lots ‘o goodies in Rays Rally in 6th inning with the Rays down 3-0. Opposite field lead-off double by Dioner Navarro, followed […]