01. Players

  • [EVAN LONGORIA] Dirtbag-O-Meter: Evan Longoria Will Begin Season In Minors

    [EVAN LONGORIA] Dirtbag-O-Meter: Evan Longoria Will Begin Season In Minors

    March 24, 2008 at 4:50 pm 11 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. [Queue the dramatic musical score] No surprise here…Evan Longoria was cut today and will begin the 2008 season at AAA […]

     
  • [EVAN LONGORIA] Demoting Longoria Will Cost Rays Money In Long Run

    [EVAN LONGORIA] Demoting Longoria Will Cost Rays Money In Long Run

    March 24, 2008 at 10:38 am 11 comments

    The Rays will make a decision today or tomorrow about the fate of Evan Longoria and where he will begin the 2008 baseball season. All signs indicate that the Rays will send The Dirtbag back to the minors for a little more seasoning. Many have argued that the smart business […]

     
  • [EVAN LONGORIA] Dirtbag-O-Meter: Evidence Suggests Decision Already Made To Send Longoria To Minors

    [EVAN LONGORIA] Dirtbag-O-Meter: Evidence Suggests Decision Already Made To Send Longoria To Minors

    March 24, 2008 at 9:29 am 1 comment

    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] If Zobrist Is On DL, Bench Appears Set

    [THE HANGOVER] If Zobrist Is On DL, Bench Appears Set

    March 24, 2008 at 8:31 am 3 comments

    Tampa Bay Rays (7 days until Opening Day) We have a busy, busy day planned here at RI, so be sure to check back early and often…Yesterday: Tampa Bay Rays 10, Reds 9. The Good: The two players that the Rays will rely on to be power sources in 2008, […]

     
  • [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 […]