01. Players

  • DOWN ON THE FARM Opening Day 2: Minor Leaguers On Patrol

    DOWN ON THE FARM Opening Day 2: Minor Leaguers On Patrol

    April 4, 2008 at 10:46 am 2 comments

    Toledo 3, Durham 2. Jeff Niemann had a strong 2008 debut, throwing 71 pitches (40 strikes) in 5 innings. He allowed 2 runs (1 earned) on 4 hits and 2 walks. He struck out 5…Evan Longoria went 0-3. He struck out to end the first, grounded out, flied out and […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The Duke To Make ’08 Debut Tonight

    [THE HANGOVER] The Duke To Make ’08 Debut Tonight

    April 4, 2008 at 7:53 am 3 comments

    THE GOOD: The Rays did not lose their first series of the year. THE BAD: Successful teams win series, and the Rays blew their chance to win their first series of the year. THE TELLING: Fitting that the Rays are .500 after their first series. DEVIL RAYS WEBTOPIA… After last […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Matt Garza Offers Glimpses Of His Talent

    [THE HANGOVER] Matt Garza Offers Glimpses Of His Talent

    April 3, 2008 at 9:23 am 6 comments

    The Good: At times we saw exactly how dominating Matt Garza can be. After allowing a leadoff home run to Brian Roberts, Garza retired six straight and after back-to-back run scoring singles in the 3rd, he retired 8 of the next 9 batters with only a two-out walk mixed in…Yesterday […]

     
  • [JOE MADDON] Joe Maddon’s Managerial Tendencies As A Chernoff Face

    [JOE MADDON] Joe Maddon’s Managerial Tendencies As A Chernoff Face

    April 2, 2008 at 3:45 pm 3 comments

    Believe it or not, that face represents everything you need to know about the managerial stylings of Joe Maddon…well almost everything. As a scientist in our day job, we reach our apex of nerddome every Tuesday when we rush to the newspaper stand to get our copy of the New […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Rays Lock-Up Dan Wheeler For 3 Years

    [THE HANGOVER] Rays Lock-Up Dan Wheeler For 3 Years

    April 2, 2008 at 8:21 am 1 comment

    Tampa Bay Rays (1-0) Yesterday: Tampa Bay Rays (Off Day). DEVIL RAYS WEBTOPIA… The Rays signed Dan Wheeler to a 3-year extension. The deal will pay Wheeler $9.5 million over the next three years with a 4th year team option that is worth $4 million with a $1 million buyout. […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Rays Opening Day Lives Up To Hype

    [THE HANGOVER] Rays Opening Day Lives Up To Hype

    April 1, 2008 at 9:16 am 1 comment

    Tampa Bay Rays (1-0) Yesterday: Tampa Bay Rays 6, Baltimore 2. The Good: Winning is about pitching and James Shields did his job. He needed only 86 pitches (53 strikes) to get through 7 innings. That despite walking 3 batters, something he only did 4 times in 2007…The new and […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] No Scott Kazmir Today, But Kid K Is On Track For Return

    [THE HANGOVER] No Scott Kazmir Today, But Kid K Is On Track For Return

    March 31, 2008 at 8:12 am 2 comments

    Tampa Bay Rays (Opening Day) DEVIL RAYS WEBTOPIA… Obligatory Public Service Announcement: We will be hosting the 2nd Annual Opening Day Tampa Bay Rays Live Blog TODAY here at RI. So feel free to stop by and join in on the shenanigans as participation is certainly welcome. We have once […]

     
  • [THE SUNDAY MORNING REVOLUTION] Jonny Gomes Back To His Part-Time Role

    [THE SUNDAY MORNING REVOLUTION] Jonny Gomes Back To His Part-Time Role

    March 30, 2008 at 9:48 am 0 comments

    Tampa Bay Devil Dogs (1 day until opening day) DRG here again to get you through the weekend… Yesterday: Reds 8, Tampa Bay Rays 4. The Good: Edwin Jackson was good, not great. After walking the first batter of the game and then giving up a single to the second […]

     
  • [THE SATURDAY MORNING REVOLUTION] Rays Opening Day Roster Is Now Set

    [THE SATURDAY MORNING REVOLUTION] Rays Opening Day Roster Is Now Set

    March 29, 2008 at 10:26 am 1 comment

    Tampa Bay Devil Dogs (2 days until opening day) DRG here again to get you through the weekend… Yesterday: Reds 6, Tampa Bay Rays 3. The Good: Carl Crawford was 3-4 with 2 doubles…Carlos Pena hit a ball so hard off the top of the wall in right field that […]

     
  • [EVAN LONGORIA] Rays Have Begun Spin Control Over Evan Longoria Demotion

    [EVAN LONGORIA] Rays Have Begun Spin Control Over Evan Longoria Demotion

    March 28, 2008 at 10:38 am 3 comments

    Rays of Light is reporting that Matt Silverman addressed season ticket holders informing them that the plan is to keep Evan Longoria in the minors all season. According to Silverman, Evan Longoria will most likely spend the entire 2008 season in the minors, barring injury or a performance at Durham […]