01. Players

  • [HINDSIGHT IS WHAT IT IS] The 2007 Draft: A Look Back

    [HINDSIGHT IS WHAT IT IS] The 2007 Draft: A Look Back

    June 4, 2008 at 4:01 pm 3 comments

    With the 2008 MLB draft tomorrow, the Tampa Bay Rays front office is busy preparing for their third rodeo. Now is a good time to take a look back and gauge the early returns from players selected in last year’s draft. We all know about David Price, but what about […]

     
  • [BRIAN GILES] Jeff Moore Doesn’t Understand Why The Rays Are Successful

    [BRIAN GILES] Jeff Moore Doesn’t Understand Why The Rays Are Successful

    June 4, 2008 at 11:40 am 1 comment

    Jeff Moore thinks the San Diego Padres should trade Brian Giles to a team that needs a right fielder and a leadoff hitter. Jeff Moore thinks that the Tampa Bay Rays make a perfect trade partner. Now 37, Giles is no longer a power threat, but he has emerged as […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Sox Dared Garza To Throw Strike-One; Garza Doesn’t Deliver

    [THE HANGOVER] Sox Dared Garza To Throw Strike-One; Garza Doesn’t Deliver

    June 4, 2008 at 10:49 am 5 comments

    THE GOOD: Say what you will about Aki Iwamura, but this guy was born to hit in Fenway Park. His first at bat of the game was a typical Aki flyball to left field, only in Fenway that is a leadoff home run. Aki would hit 50 doubles if he […]

     
  • [DOWN ON THE FARM] Jeremy Hellickson Named One Of Hottest Prospects Of ’08

    [DOWN ON THE FARM] Jeremy Hellickson Named One Of Hottest Prospects Of ’08

    June 4, 2008 at 7:49 am 0 comments

    Richmond 7, Durham 0. Ben Hendrickson dropped to 4-4 after giving up 5 runs in 5 innings on 9 hits and 3 walks…The Bulls managed only 2 hits, singles by Nathan Haynes and Justin Ruggiano. Montgomery 10, Carolina 5. Kevin Lynn gave up 5 runs (3 earned) in 4.1 innings […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Rays Open 3-Game Set In Fenway

    [THE HANGOVER] Rays Open 3-Game Set In Fenway

    June 3, 2008 at 9:59 am 9 comments

    THE GOOD: All 3 AL East Teams in action last night lost. Both the Sox and the Yankees lost last night. THE BAD: THE TELLING: Even if the Rays lose 2 of 3 in this series, the Rays would still be in first place in the AL East…David Ortiz went […]

     
  • [DOWN ON THE FARM] David Price Continues To Cruise Through FSL

    [DOWN ON THE FARM] David Price Continues To Cruise Through FSL

    June 3, 2008 at 7:58 am 0 comments

    Durham 6, Pawtucket 0. Jeremy Cummings struck out 11 and did not walk a batter in 7 shutout innings. He gave up 5 hits. Since being signed by the Rays and assigned to Durham, Cummings is 5-0 in 5 starts with a 0.84 ERA. He has allowed 15 hits and […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Rays Magic Number For Playoffs Now Sits At 100

    [THE HANGOVER] Rays Magic Number For Playoffs Now Sits At 100

    June 2, 2008 at 8:45 am 7 comments

    THE GOOD: In the top of the 5th Andy Sonnanstine somehow survived to only allow 1 run to score. After the 1 run scored, the Sox had 1st and 3rd with no outs and could not put another run on the board. Gabe Gross would tie the game in the […]

     
  • [DOWN ON THE FARM] Desmond Jennings Homers In First At Bat Of 2008

    [DOWN ON THE FARM] Desmond Jennings Homers In First At Bat Of 2008

    June 2, 2008 at 7:22 am 2 comments

    Pawtucket 5, Durham 3. Mitch Talbot only allowed 1 hit in 4 scoreless innings, but was pulled after a rain-delay…Steve Andrade make his first appearance for the Bulls since being promoted from Montgomery, gave up 5 runs in 1 inning after the delay…Reid Brignac has been moved up to the […]

     
  • [THE SUNDAY MORNING REVOLUTION] Kazmir Picks Up 5th Win In May

    [THE SUNDAY MORNING REVOLUTION] Kazmir Picks Up 5th Win In May

    June 1, 2008 at 1:20 pm 3 comments

    DRG here again to get you through the weekend. I can be reached here.. DEVIL DOGS WEBTOPIA… Marc Topkin is up to his over-dramatic ways. According to Topkin the Rays success is mostly due to having Eric Hinske, Al Reyes and Dan Wheeler. Don’t get me wrong. Those players have […]

     
  • [DOWN ON THE FARM] Talent Or Need? Posey Or Alvarez? Rays Undecided?

    [DOWN ON THE FARM] Talent Or Need? Posey Or Alvarez? Rays Undecided?

    June 1, 2008 at 11:36 am 1 comment

    Pawtucket 14, Durham 7. Jeff Niemann gave up 10 runs in 4.2 innings including 4 home runs. Jon Weber, Justin Ruggiano and Elliot Johnson homered for the Bulls. Reid Brignac was 1-3 with his 20th double. Carolina 7, Montgomery 6. Chris Nowak and Gabby Martinez homered for the Biscuits. Martinez’ […]