01. Players

  • [THE HANGOVER] Who’s On First? Mickey Mouse Unfortunately

    [THE HANGOVER] Who’s On First? Mickey Mouse Unfortunately

    April 22, 2008 at 9:45 am 2 comments

    THE GOOD: The Rays did not lose their 12th game. THE BAD: The Rays are still in last place in the AL East. THE TELLING: The Rays will still be in last place tomorrow. DEVIL RAYS WEBTOPIA… A programming note: The Rays Index Live Blog-A-Baloo will be held tonight at […]

     
  • [DOWN ON THE FARM] Jeremy Hellickson Might Not Be Long For The FSL

    [DOWN ON THE FARM] Jeremy Hellickson Might Not Be Long For The FSL

    April 22, 2008 at 8:07 am 0 comments

    Durham @ Norfolk, Double-Header (ppd. rain). Jacksonville 5, Montgomery 4. James Houser shut down the Suns on 2 hits in 6.2 shutout innings. He struck out 5 and walked 2. He was never in any real danger as only one runner reached 3rd base…The bullpen blew the lead allowing 5 […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Edwin Jackson Reverts Back To Nuke-Of-Old

    [THE HANGOVER] Edwin Jackson Reverts Back To Nuke-Of-Old

    April 21, 2008 at 10:02 am 4 comments

    THE GOOD: The Bullpen? Are we the only ones that think a huge bullpen implosion is just waiting to happen? Yesterday, four relievers combined for 4.2 innings, 3 hits, 1 walk and no runs, while striking out 5. The bullpen now has an ERA of 2.70, a number that is […]

     
  • [TWO STEPS OR DIE] Rays Still Making Too Many Mistakes; Still In Last Place

    [TWO STEPS OR DIE] Rays Still Making Too Many Mistakes; Still In Last Place

    April 20, 2008 at 2:53 pm 2 comments

    I do not want to place a number on how many wins Papa Joe needed in order to earn an extension. Obviously Stuart Sternberg and Andrew Friedman will judge a number of factors before making a decision. Each week I will take a look at how Maddon is performing in […]

     
  • [DOWN ON THE FARM] Minor League Pitchers Fear Dioner Navarro

    [DOWN ON THE FARM] Minor League Pitchers Fear Dioner Navarro

    April 20, 2008 at 1:28 pm 2 comments

    Durham 2, Norfolk 0. Jacksonville 11, Montgomery 7. Vero Beach 10. St. Lucie 5. Dioner Navarro had a double and 4 walks in 5 plate appearances as the DH. Geez. Navi goes to Vero Beach and suddenly transforms into Barry Bonds. In 2 games he has walked 6 times…Matt Garzagoes […]

     
  • THE SUNDAY MORNING REVOLUTION: Sonnanstine Is Masterful

    THE SUNDAY MORNING REVOLUTION: Sonnanstine Is Masterful

    April 20, 2008 at 11:05 am 1 comment

    DRG here again to get you through the weekend. I can be reached here.. The Good: Andy Sonnanstine. The End. The Bad: Baserunning. The End. The Telling: I don’t know if you have ever had an opportunity to watch a White Sox broadcast, but if not, you should put that […]

     
  • [DOWN ON THE FARM] Scott Kazmir Pitches For First Time In ’08

    [DOWN ON THE FARM] Scott Kazmir Pitches For First Time In ’08

    April 19, 2008 at 1:00 pm 1 comment

    Durham 7, Columbus 3. Montgomery 8, Tennessee 5. Vero Beach 8, St. Lucie 3. Scott Kazmir pitched 3 innings, allowed 1 hit, no walks, 1 unearned run. He struck out 3…In 4 plate appearances, Dioner Navarro walked twice, was hit by a pitch and flied out to center. He threw […]

     
  • [THE SATURDAY MORNING REVOLUTION] More Thoughts On The Evan Longoria Deal

    [THE SATURDAY MORNING REVOLUTION] More Thoughts On The Evan Longoria Deal

    April 19, 2008 at 11:09 am 5 comments

    DRG here again after a little hiatus to get you through the weekend… The Good: Getting Evan Longoria signed for an average salary over the next 6 years of less than the average salary in baseball right now, which is just north of $3mm. Longoria is just the latest example […]

     
  • [DAN JOHNSON] Rays Pick Dan Johnson Off Waivers From A’s

    [DAN JOHNSON] Rays Pick Dan Johnson Off Waivers From A’s

    April 18, 2008 at 1:53 pm 5 comments

    [Update 4:24 PM] Marc Lancaster is reporting that Calvin Medlock has been designated for assignment to clear room for Johnson on the 40-man roster. However, there is still no word on who is being dropped from the 25-man roster although Justin Ruggiano seems like the obvious choice. Lancaster also notes […]

     
  • [EVAN LONGORIA] Rays Sign Evan Longoria To $44MM Extension

    [EVAN LONGORIA] Rays Sign Evan Longoria To $44MM Extension

    April 18, 2008 at 12:11 pm 12 comments

    [Update: 1:29 PM] Anybody still think the Rays could send Longoria back to Durham when Willy Aybar comes off the DL? [Update: 1:20 PM] Bill Chastain has the details and they are a doozy. With options, it can be as long as 9-years (!) and as much as $44 million. […]