01. Players

  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Upton’s Shoulder, His Dog, A Gross Contract And Beef K

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Upton’s Shoulder, His Dog, A Gross Contract And Beef K

    January 15, 2009 at 10:41 am 10 comments

    BJ Upton hopes to be in the opening day lineup in Boston, but cautions that he may not join the team until they return home from their roadtrip a week later. Upton has been warned that the potentially cold weather in Boston and Baltimore opening week may cause his surgically […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Rays To Unveil Alternate Jersey Today

    [THE HANGOVER] Rays To Unveil Alternate Jersey Today

    January 14, 2009 at 11:08 am 12 comments

    Click on image for a larger view The Tampa Bay Rays will be unveiling their new alternate jersey later today. Above is James Shields sporting the new threads (click here for The Duke wearing the new jersey). Besides the new color, the sunburst is 40% larger than on the home […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Rays May Have Helped Red Sox Save Money

    [THE HANGOVER] Rays May Have Helped Red Sox Save Money

    January 13, 2009 at 11:30 am 1 comment

    It was 41 years ago today that Johnny Cash performed live at Folsom Prison. So the iPod will be all Johnny Cash, all day. But if listening to too much Johnny Cash seems depressing, worry not. Today is also Rubber Duckie’s Birthday! Too much information? DEVIL DOGS WEBTOPIA… Rob Neyer […]

     
  • [GABE KAPLER] Rays Sign Gabe Kapler To Be Gabe Gross’ Other Half

    [GABE KAPLER] Rays Sign Gabe Kapler To Be Gabe Gross’ Other Half

    January 12, 2009 at 4:01 pm 14 comments

    Marc Topkin is reporting that the Rays have signed Gabe Kapler to a one-year, $1 million deal. The same Gabe Kapler who is the only player in major league history to tear his Achilles Heal while running the bases after a teammate’s home run. Right field is now going to […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Hudson Valley’s New Manager Is Just A Young Pup

    [THE HANGOVER] Hudson Valley’s New Manager Is Just A Young Pup

    January 12, 2009 at 11:44 am 4 comments

    Just the links today as we loathe the observance of National Clean Off Your Desk Day. DEVIL DOGS WEBTOPIA… Renegades Rumblings takes a closer look at the 2009 Hudson Valley coaching staff, including new manager Brady Williams who is only 29 years old. [Renegades Rumblings] Fernando Perez recently participated in […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The Mad Australian Comments On His Nickname

    [THE HANGOVER] The Mad Australian Comments On His Nickname

    January 10, 2009 at 1:23 pm 1 comment

    The Rays claimed Dewon Day off of waivers from the Red Sox. Day, 28, is a right-handed pitcher that split time between double-A and triple-A in the White Sox organization in 2008. He posted an ERA of 4.56 at triple-A despite 25 strike outs and only 6 walks in 23.2 […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Cliff Floyd Wants To Return To Rays; May Have To Hire Jeff Gillooly

    [THE HANGOVER] Cliff Floyd Wants To Return To Rays; May Have To Hire Jeff Gillooly

    January 8, 2009 at 9:02 am 0 comments

    Just the links today, Jason Giambi’s birthday. We don’t think David Chalk will be sending any gifts. Also, on this day 7 years ago, the [Devil] Rays were involved in a three-team swap that sent Roberto Hernandez to the Royals. The Rays received Ben Grieve from Oakland and the A’s […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Rays Pitching Prospect Arrested

    [THE HANGOVER] Rays Pitching Prospect Arrested

    January 5, 2009 at 11:01 am 0 comments

    How good is it to be Evan Longoria these days? Las Vegas Weekly reminds us… Tampa Bay Devil Rays third baseman Evan Longoria took Hugh Hefner’s VIP table at the Playboy Club with his eight friends for two hours atop the Palms and enjoyed several games of blackjack in between […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Willy Aybar Just Called To Say ‘I Glove You’

    [THE HANGOVER] Willy Aybar Just Called To Say ‘I Glove You’

    December 31, 2008 at 11:15 am 2 comments

    Not the best video in the world, but if you fast-forward to the 2:22 mark, you will see Willy Aybar making a nice grab while playing third base for Licey in the Dominican Winter League. Not sure how updated these numbers are, but Aybar was hitting .286-0-9 with a .712 […]

     
  • [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 […]