01. Players

  • [TWO STEPS OR DIE] Maddon Will Have Trouble Winning With This Roster

    [TWO STEPS OR DIE] Maddon Will Have Trouble Winning With This Roster

    March 23, 2008 at 5:13 pm 2 comments

    Last year the Tampa Bay Rays picked up Joe Maddon‘s two-year option. In reality it was a one-year deal as few teams are willing to enter a season with a manager that only has one year left on his contract. In 2008, Papa Joe and the Rays will either take […]

     
  • [EVAN LONGORIA] Exploring Reasons Behind Evan Longoria’s Probable Demotion

    [EVAN LONGORIA] Exploring Reasons Behind Evan Longoria’s Probable Demotion

    March 23, 2008 at 12:28 pm 5 comments

    Before Spring Training began one of the biggest concerns the Rays expressed over the potential promotion of Evan Longoria was that he had yet to experience a prolonged slump in the minor leagues. The Rays wanted to see how their top prospect would handle a situation knowing it will eventually […]

     
  • [EVAN LONGORIA] Dirtbag-O-Meter: 8 Days Until Opening Day

    [EVAN LONGORIA] Dirtbag-O-Meter: 8 Days Until Opening Day

    March 23, 2008 at 11:36 am 0 comments

    We call him The Dirtbag because of how he plays and because he played college ball at Long Beach State whose baseball team has the coolest mascot in sports…The Dirtbags. The biggest question mark for the Tampa Bay Rays in Spring Training is whether or not Evan Longoria will be […]

     
  • [THE SUNDAY MORNING REVOLUTION] Rays Will Face Jeremy Guthrie On Opening Day

    [THE SUNDAY MORNING REVOLUTION] Rays Will Face Jeremy Guthrie On Opening Day

    March 23, 2008 at 9:54 am 0 comments

    Tampa Bay Devil Dogs (8 days until opening day) DRG here again to get you through the weekend… Yesterday: Tampa Bay Rays. Rained out. DEVIL DOGS WEBTOPIA… Jeremy Guthrie will be the Orioles opening day starter against the Rays on March 31. The O’s are yet to reveal the remaining […]

     
  • [2008 TAMPA BAY RAYS] Rays Rotation Comprised Of Not-So-Fab Five

    [2008 TAMPA BAY RAYS] Rays Rotation Comprised Of Not-So-Fab Five

    March 22, 2008 at 3:50 pm 8 comments

    So much for that so-called “Accountability”-thingy that Joe Maddon kept talking about. The Rays have announced that Jeff Niemann has been optioned to the minors and the rotation to start the season has been set. The Rays’ rotation is officially set, with the expected five guys in there—if in a […]

     
  • [EVAN LONGORIA] Dirtbag-O-Meter: 9 Days Until Opening Day

    [EVAN LONGORIA] Dirtbag-O-Meter: 9 Days Until Opening Day

    March 22, 2008 at 1:20 pm 0 comments

    We call him The Dirtbag because of how he plays and because he played college ball at Long Beach State whose baseball team has the coolest mascot in sports…The Dirtbags. The biggest question mark for the Tampa Bay Rays in Spring Training is whether or not Evan Longoria will be […]

     
  • [THE SATURDAY MORNING REVOLUTION] Sonnanstine And Hinske Look Like Locks For Roster

    [THE SATURDAY MORNING REVOLUTION] Sonnanstine And Hinske Look Like Locks For Roster

    March 22, 2008 at 10:44 am 0 comments

    Tampa Bay Devil Dogs (9 days until opening day) DRG here again to get you through the weekend… Yesterday: Yankees 2, Tampa Bay Rays 1. The Good: Andy Sonnanstine laid claim to one of the final rotation spots, but tossing 5 shutout innings, allowing only 3 hits and 2 walks […]

     
  • [HAPPY HOUR] Rays Could Use Sonnanstine In The Bullpen

    [HAPPY HOUR] Rays Could Use Sonnanstine In The Bullpen

    March 21, 2008 at 4:25 pm 0 comments

    Tampa Bay Rays (10 days until Opening Day) Night game tonight. No BJ Upton or Akinori Iwamura until Sunday. Andy Sonnanstine gets the start. A solid outing would probably secure his spot in the rotation if there is still any doubt. Evan Longoria will start at third base. If the […]

     
  • [EVAN LONGORIA] Dirtbag-O-Meter: 10 Days Until Opening Day

    [EVAN LONGORIA] Dirtbag-O-Meter: 10 Days Until Opening Day

    March 21, 2008 at 10:16 am 0 comments

    We call him The Dirtbag because of how he plays and because he played college ball at Long Beach State whose baseball team has the coolest mascot in sports…The Dirtbags. The biggest question mark for the Tampa Bay Rays in Spring Training is whether or not Evan Longoria will be […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Several Roster Decisions Still Pending

    [THE HANGOVER] Several Roster Decisions Still Pending

    March 21, 2008 at 8:23 am 0 comments

    Tampa Bay Rays (10 days until Opening Day) Yesterday: Tampa Bay Rays 4, Indians 4. The Good: Dioner Navarro continues his hot spring, going 2-2 with a double, home run and a walk. He is now 11-28 (.393) on the spring with 2 doubles, 2 home runs and a OPS. […]