01. Players

  • [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 […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] King David Price Has Arrived

    [THE HANGOVER] King David Price Has Arrived

    September 23, 2008 at 10:06 am 3 comments

    Click on above images to be taken to full standings, boxscores or schedule… THE GOOD: David Price. Right from the start, Price set out to establish his fastball and succeeded. An easy 10 pitch first inning was all fastballs, and 41 of his first 43 pitches were fastballs. He did […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Rays Give Away Game With Division Still On Line

    [THE HANGOVER] Rays Give Away Game With Division Still On Line

    September 22, 2008 at 9:24 am 1 comment

    Click on above images to be taken to full standings, boxscores or schedule… THE GOOD: Even though the lead in the East is down to 1.5, the Rays are still very much in the driver’s seat. The lead in the loss column is 2 and the Rays hold the tie-breaker. […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Rays Have Unfinished Business

    [THE HANGOVER] Rays Have Unfinished Business

    September 21, 2008 at 11:08 am 1 comment

    Click on above images to be taken to full standings, boxscores or schedule… THE GOOD: New York Roadkills. According to EatMyShorts.com, the chances of the Yankees choking on the Rays’ champagne is now 100%…Champagne hangovers…With the Rays magic number to clinch the AL East now at 6, the odds of […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Rays Can Clinch Today On National Television

    [THE HANGOVER] Rays Can Clinch Today On National Television

    September 20, 2008 at 9:48 am 5 comments

    Click on above images to be taken to full standings, boxscores or schedule… THE GOOD: Edwin Jackson. A steady diet of 95 mph fastballs and decent sliders. And maybe Jackson’s greatest trait is his endurance. His fastest pitch of the night was the last pitch of the 8th inning, a […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Dirtbag Homers 3 Times; Wheeler Blows Lead In 9th

    [THE HANGOVER] Dirtbag Homers 3 Times; Wheeler Blows Lead In 9th

    September 19, 2008 at 7:45 am 9 comments

    Click on above images to be taken to full standings, boxscores or schedule… THE GOOD: Evan Longoria. There has been some recent talk that his extended stint on the DL would cost Dirtbag the Rookie of the Year award. 3 home runs last night. What about now? That’s what we […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Joe Maddon Pushes All The Right Buttons As Rays Clinch Tie-Breaker

    [THE HANGOVER] Joe Maddon Pushes All The Right Buttons As Rays Clinch Tie-Breaker

    September 18, 2008 at 9:52 am 1 comment

    Click on above images to be taken to full standings, boxscores or schedule… THE GOOD: The Rays have now won 4 of their last 5 versus the Red Sox…Joe Maddon. With the Rays up 8-3 in the 5th with 2 on and David Ortiz due up, Papa Joe treated the […]

     
  • [KID K] Trading Kazmir Goes Against The Rays’ Business Model

    [KID K] Trading Kazmir Goes Against The Rays’ Business Model

    September 17, 2008 at 5:33 pm 12 comments

    Outs Per Swing takes a look at Scott Kazmir’s numbers and notes that almost all are regressing this season. This leads to the question: “Should The Rays Trade Scott Kazmir?” So why would you consider trading a 24 year old flame throwing left hander? Because his trade value has never […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The Fat Catcher Leads Rays With Bat And Arm

    [THE HANGOVER] The Fat Catcher Leads Rays With Bat And Arm

    September 17, 2008 at 10:02 am 10 comments

    Click on above images to be taken to full standings, boxscores or schedule… THE GOOD: Andy Sonnanstine vs Josh Beckett. If Beckett faced off against Sonnanstine 10 times, what would the over/under be for Rays wins? 3? 3.5? And yet in his last 2 starts when the Rays needed him […]

     
  • [PEANUT BUTTER JELLY TIME] The Real Reason Stuart Sternberg Was At The Trop Last Night?

    [PEANUT BUTTER JELLY TIME] The Real Reason Stuart Sternberg Was At The Trop Last Night?

    September 16, 2008 at 5:19 pm 3 comments

    Stuart Sternberg was at the Trop last night and this video suddenly appears on the interwebs today…Coincidence? If you watch the video under the assumption that Sternberg is in the banana costume, the comedy factor increases exponentially…And we would love to make fun of Raymond, but ever since his renaissance, […]