01. Players

  • [DOWN ON THE FARM] Minor League Pitchers Fear Dioner Navarro

    [DOWN ON THE FARM] Minor League Pitchers Fear Dioner Navarro

    April 20, 2008 at 1:28 pm 2 comments

    Durham 2, Norfolk 0. Jacksonville 11, Montgomery 7. Vero Beach 10. St. Lucie 5. Dioner Navarro had a double and 4 walks in 5 plate appearances as the DH. Geez. Navi goes to Vero Beach and suddenly transforms into Barry Bonds. In 2 games he has walked 6 times…Matt Garzagoes […]

     
  • THE SUNDAY MORNING REVOLUTION: Sonnanstine Is Masterful

    THE SUNDAY MORNING REVOLUTION: Sonnanstine Is Masterful

    April 20, 2008 at 11:05 am 1 comment

    DRG here again to get you through the weekend. I can be reached here.. The Good: Andy Sonnanstine. The End. The Bad: Baserunning. The End. The Telling: I don’t know if you have ever had an opportunity to watch a White Sox broadcast, but if not, you should put that […]

     
  • [DOWN ON THE FARM] Scott Kazmir Pitches For First Time In ’08

    [DOWN ON THE FARM] Scott Kazmir Pitches For First Time In ’08

    April 19, 2008 at 1:00 pm 1 comment

    Durham 7, Columbus 3. Montgomery 8, Tennessee 5. Vero Beach 8, St. Lucie 3. Scott Kazmir pitched 3 innings, allowed 1 hit, no walks, 1 unearned run. He struck out 3…In 4 plate appearances, Dioner Navarro walked twice, was hit by a pitch and flied out to center. He threw […]

     
  • [THE SATURDAY MORNING REVOLUTION] More Thoughts On The Evan Longoria Deal

    [THE SATURDAY MORNING REVOLUTION] More Thoughts On The Evan Longoria Deal

    April 19, 2008 at 11:09 am 5 comments

    DRG here again after a little hiatus to get you through the weekend… The Good: Getting Evan Longoria signed for an average salary over the next 6 years of less than the average salary in baseball right now, which is just north of $3mm. Longoria is just the latest example […]

     
  • [DAN JOHNSON] Rays Pick Dan Johnson Off Waivers From A’s

    [DAN JOHNSON] Rays Pick Dan Johnson Off Waivers From A’s

    April 18, 2008 at 1:53 pm 5 comments

    [Update 4:24 PM] Marc Lancaster is reporting that Calvin Medlock has been designated for assignment to clear room for Johnson on the 40-man roster. However, there is still no word on who is being dropped from the 25-man roster although Justin Ruggiano seems like the obvious choice. Lancaster also notes […]

     
  • [EVAN LONGORIA] Rays Sign Evan Longoria To $44MM Extension

    [EVAN LONGORIA] Rays Sign Evan Longoria To $44MM Extension

    April 18, 2008 at 12:11 pm 12 comments

    [Update: 1:29 PM] Anybody still think the Rays could send Longoria back to Durham when Willy Aybar comes off the DL? [Update: 1:20 PM] Bill Chastain has the details and they are a doozy. With options, it can be as long as 9-years (!) and as much as $44 million. […]

     
  • [DOWN ON THE FARM] Scott Kazmir To Make Rehab Start Tonight

    [DOWN ON THE FARM] Scott Kazmir To Make Rehab Start Tonight

    April 18, 2008 at 12:08 pm 1 comment

    Columbus 11, Durham 8. Mike Prochaska was touched for 7 runs (6 earned) in only 4 innings…Reid Brignac and Fernando Perez were both 1-5. Montgomery 10, Tennessee 5. Richard De los Santos picked up his 2nd win of the year with only 1 run allowed in 7 innings. He gave […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Jason Hammel Continues To Ease Loss Of Scott Kazmir

    [THE HANGOVER] Jason Hammel Continues To Ease Loss Of Scott Kazmir

    April 18, 2008 at 10:53 am 10 comments

    THE GOOD: Eric Hinske hit his 4th home run and is red hot. That is a home run in back-to-back games and 3 in the past week, of which he has started 6 games. Since April 9, he is 9-24 (.375) with 3 home runs and 5 RBI…We would be […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Since New Management Took Over, Value Of Tampa Bay Rays Has Increased 64.8%

    [THE HANGOVER] Since New Management Took Over, Value Of Tampa Bay Rays Has Increased 64.8%

    April 17, 2008 at 9:53 am 4 comments

    THE GOOD: We can thank Brendan Harris for the 2 runs in the 6th by letting one go right through the wickets eventually letting 2 runners score. This is how bad Harris’ range is, he can’t even get balls hit right to him…Kurt Birkins looked solid in his first action […]

     
  • [2008 TAMPA BAY RAYS] Rays Like To Watch…Themselves

    [2008 TAMPA BAY RAYS] Rays Like To Watch…Themselves

    April 16, 2008 at 4:05 pm 4 comments

    In an effort to get back to talk about stuff on the field or at least in the ballpark, we bring you this story from USA Today which talks about the Rays hiring Tim Bogar this past off-season to be the quality assurance coach. “Quality Assurance” you ask? We’ll let […]