01. Players

  • [THE HANGOVER] Barring Last-Second Appeal By Hank Steinbrenner, Rays Open Playoffs Today

    [THE HANGOVER] Barring Last-Second Appeal By Hank Steinbrenner, Rays Open Playoffs Today

    October 2, 2008 at 9:24 am 6 comments

    Click on above images to be taken to full standings, boxscores or schedule… We wrote an ALDS preview for the fine folks over at The Hardball Times. As usual, we like to call these guest spots “Rays Index on amphetamines” as they tend to be a little longer than what […]

     
  • [HAPPY HOUR] Percival Likely Off Roster For ALDS

    [HAPPY HOUR] Percival Likely Off Roster For ALDS

    October 1, 2008 at 4:28 pm 18 comments

    [Update: 7:05pm] The White Sox have set their rotation. After game 1 starter Javier Vazquez, the Sox will go with Mark Buehrle in game 2, John Danks in game 3 and Gavin Floyd in game 4, if necessary. Also, Carlos Quentin has been left off the White Sox roster. [Update: […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Rays May Have To Choose Between Crawford And Percival

    [THE HANGOVER] Rays May Have To Choose Between Crawford And Percival

    September 30, 2008 at 9:26 am 20 comments

    Online Surveys & Market Research DEVIL DOGS WEBTOPIA… In case you missed it yesterday afternoon, we ran a bunch of “Webtopia” links in the evening “Happy Hour” feature. [Rays Index] If the Rays decide to carry Carl Crawford on the postseason roster, they could choose to go with only 10 […]

     
  • [HAPPY HOUR] Crawford Participates In Instructional League Game, Reports No Pain

    [HAPPY HOUR] Crawford Participates In Instructional League Game, Reports No Pain

    September 29, 2008 at 6:01 pm 4 comments

    [Update: 8:24pm] The White Sox put away the Tigers 8-2. The Rays post-season opponent will now be determined tomorrow at 7:30 ET in a 1-game playoff. [Update: 7:26pm] Gary Glover’s first pitch was a grand slam for Chicago. About right. 6-2 White Sox. [Update: 7:24pm] White Sox have tied the […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] What Is This October Baseball You Speak Of?

    [THE HANGOVER] What Is This October Baseball You Speak Of?

    September 29, 2008 at 10:01 am 7 comments

    Click on above images to be taken to full standings, boxscores or schedule… THE GOOD: With several pitching roles still up in the air, Troy Percival looked healthy in 1 inning of work and will likely be on the post-season roster. David Price looked solid coming in with the bases […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Percival Closer To Post-Season Roster Spot; Crawford Could Be Activated Today

    [THE HANGOVER] Percival Closer To Post-Season Roster Spot; Crawford Could Be Activated Today

    September 26, 2008 at 9:39 am 4 comments

    Click on above images to be taken to full standings, boxscores or schedule… THE GOOD: Ben Zobrist. Is this guy’s blood being checked? Zorilla went deep twice yesterday, including a shot to straightaway center field that is a rare sight in Comerica Park. THE BAD: Scott Kazmir. Has there ever […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Jackson May Have Pitched Way Out Of A Post-Season Start

    [THE HANGOVER] Jackson May Have Pitched Way Out Of A Post-Season Start

    September 25, 2008 at 9:19 am 0 comments

    Click on above images to be taken to full standings, boxscores or schedule… THE GOOD: 3 more bases loaded walks. This is starting to get ridiculous. That is now 24 on the season which leads all baseball, to go with 4 hit batters in the same situation. The Rays now […]

     
  • [HAPPY HOUR] Crawford Admits First Round Is ‘Iffy’

    [HAPPY HOUR] Crawford Admits First Round Is ‘Iffy’

    September 24, 2008 at 5:15 pm 3 comments

    [UPDATE: 11:32] The Red Sox beat the Indians, but the Rays overcame a first inning that saw the O’s score 5 runs before an out, to get the win. With the victory, the Rays magic number to win the division is now 1. The Angels are currently losing in the […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Rays Sweep; Yankees Are Officially Roadkill

    [THE HANGOVER] Rays Sweep; Yankees Are Officially Roadkill

    September 24, 2008 at 9:52 am 3 comments

    Click on above images to be taken to full standings, boxscores or schedule… THE GOOD: No doubt wins. Game 1 of the double-header was just one of those ho-hum never-in-doubt wins. Even when the Rays fell behind 2-0 the game never seemed in doubt. The Rays have had a few […]

     
  • [JASON BARTLETT] Bartlett As MVP Not As Crazy As Some Want You To Believe

    [JASON BARTLETT] Bartlett As MVP Not As Crazy As Some Want You To Believe

    September 23, 2008 at 5:25 pm 39 comments

    Way too much is being made of the decision by the local chapter of the BBWAA to name Jason Bartlett the Rays’ MVP. First it was the guys at Fire Joe Morgan taking exception to the vote. “…if any baseball analyst of any kind tells me that “you really have […]