01. Players

  • [THE SUNDAY MORNING REVOLUTION] Dirtbag Goes Yard Twice For Rays’ 29th Win

    [THE SUNDAY MORNING REVOLUTION] Dirtbag Goes Yard Twice For Rays’ 29th Win

    May 25, 2008 at 11:07 am 0 comments

    DRG here again to get you through the weekend. I can be reached here.. The Good: Evan Longoria’s first 2-home run game, including a 3-run shot in the 1st inning of the tape-measure variety…BJ Upton just-missed 2 home runs of his own, going 4-4 with 2 doubles that hit off […]

     
  • [DOWN ON THE FARM] McGee And Brignac Among Hot Prospects

    [DOWN ON THE FARM] McGee And Brignac Among Hot Prospects

    May 24, 2008 at 7:32 am 3 comments

    Durham 4, Richmond 1. The forgotten prospect, Joel Guzman (can I still call him a prospect?) hit a 3-run home run in the 2nd inning and that was enough for Jeremy Cummings who improved to 3-0 in 3 starts for the Rays, since coming over from Australia Taiwan. He struck […]

     
  • [SHOWER-SHOE FUNGUS] Playing A Little Pepper: Baltimore Orioles

    [SHOWER-SHOE FUNGUS] Playing A Little Pepper: Baltimore Orioles

    May 23, 2008 at 3:53 pm 3 comments

    ODDSMAKERS What are the chances Andrew Friedman completes a trade in the next week? Willy Aybar is currently on a rehab assignment in Vero Beach and he is getting playing time at 2B, suggesting the Rays are preparing Aybar to be a utility-player on the big club when he comes […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Don’t Forget To Cast Your Votes For Crawford (And Navarro)

    [THE HANGOVER] Don’t Forget To Cast Your Votes For Crawford (And Navarro)

    May 23, 2008 at 10:30 am 1 comment

    With yesterday’s off-day, we wanted to take a moment and promote our campaign to get CARL CRAWFORD (and Dioner Navarro) ELECTED TO START THE ALL-STAR GAME. As Rays fans we don’t necessarily need to generate all the votes necessary, but if we can get Crawford on a roll, when the […]

     
  • [DOWN ON THE FARM] David Price Throws 5 Scoreless In Pro Debut; Reid Brignac Continues Hot Streak

    [DOWN ON THE FARM] David Price Throws 5 Scoreless In Pro Debut; Reid Brignac Continues Hot Streak

    May 23, 2008 at 7:54 am 0 comments

    Durham 17, Richmond 3. Mitch Talbot is starting to reeastablish himself as a prospect with his third lights-out performance in his last 5 starts. He went 8 scoreless for the Bulls, striking out 7 and walking none. He gave up 5 hits…Chris Richard was 4-6 with 7 RBI. That included […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Rays Finish Tough Road Trip 3-3

    [THE HANGOVER] Rays Finish Tough Road Trip 3-3

    May 22, 2008 at 10:41 am 3 comments

    THE GOOD: If you would have offered us 3-3 on a tough two-city road trip, we would have signed for that. So, despite yesterday’s awful performance, the Rays are still playing well. Being 2 back in the division is more of an indication of how well the Sox are playing […]

     
  • [DOWN ON THE FARM] Niamann To Make Second Start Since Demotion

    [DOWN ON THE FARM] Niamann To Make Second Start Since Demotion

    May 21, 2008 at 7:50 am 2 comments

    Durham @ Charlotte ppd (rain). Montgomery (off day) Tampa 1, Vero Beach 0. Ryan Morse worked 5 scoreless innings, allowing only 2 hits, but picked up a no-decision as the D-Rays could not get on the board…Vero Beach could only manage 3 hits and did not get a runner past […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Dirtbag Home Run In 13th Gets Rays Back On Winning Track

    [THE HANGOVER] Dirtbag Home Run In 13th Gets Rays Back On Winning Track

    May 20, 2008 at 9:33 am 3 comments

    THE GOOD: Evan Longoria. The kid was the man last night going 3-6, driving in 3, including 2 on a go-ahead home run in the top of the 13th. We may have seen a different side to the Dirtbag in that 13th inning at bat. With Carlos Pena on first […]

     
  • [DOWN ON THE FARM] Hellickson Picks Up Another Win

    [DOWN ON THE FARM] Hellickson Picks Up Another Win

    May 20, 2008 at 7:33 am 4 comments

    Durham (DNP) Montgomery 11, Tennessee 5.Mike Prochaska as victorious in his first start since his demotion from Durham. He allowed 3 run in 6.2 innings…Ronnie Merrill and Gabby Martinez homered for the Biscuits. Martinez drove in 4 on 3 hits. Vero Beach 6, Tampa 5. Jeremy Hellickson improved to 5-0, […]

     
  • [SHOWER-SHOE FUNGUS] Playing A Little Pepper: Oakland A’s

    [SHOWER-SHOE FUNGUS] Playing A Little Pepper: Oakland A’s

    May 19, 2008 at 3:03 pm 5 comments

    TOSS UP Eric Hinske or Gabe Gross? On May 11th, Cliff Floyd came off the DL and rejoined the Rays for the first time in over a month. As long as Floyd is healthy (and the Rays are playing in an AL park) he will be the Rays starting DH […]