01. Players

  • THE SATURDAY MORNING REVOLUTION: Joe Maddon’s Crystal Ball Is Smarter Than You

    THE SATURDAY MORNING REVOLUTION: Joe Maddon’s Crystal Ball Is Smarter Than You

    April 26, 2008 at 11:33 am 16 comments

    DRG here again to get you through the weekend. I can be reached here… Yesterday: Tampa Bay Rays. The Good: In what might be the biggest series to date in the history of the franchise, the Rays played the best defense I have ever seen. The diving catches. The diving […]

     
  • [DOWN ON THE FARM] Eduardo Morlan To DL; Former Twins Now 3-For-3 With Injuries

    [DOWN ON THE FARM] Eduardo Morlan To DL; Former Twins Now 3-For-3 With Injuries

    April 26, 2008 at 10:46 am 0 comments

    Charlotte 5, Durham 2. Mith Talbot gave up 5 runs in 6 innings. Montgomery 8, Birmingham 3. Wade Davis held Birmingham to 2 hits and no runs in 7 innings. He struck out 4, walked 1. Thanks to two double plays, he faced 1 over the minimum…Ronnie Merril had 4 […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Rays Climb Out Of Cellar

    [THE HANGOVER] Rays Climb Out Of Cellar

    April 25, 2008 at 10:14 am 14 comments

    THE GOOD: A rare sac bunt from the Rays as Aki Iwamura moved Dioner Navarro to third base in the 3rd inning. Navi would score the Rays first run on a Carl Crawford ground out. How rare? That was the Rays second sac bunt this year. AL teams are averaging […]

     
  • [DOWN ON THE FARM] Ruggiano Joins Medlock, DiFelice Back In Durham

    [DOWN ON THE FARM] Ruggiano Joins Medlock, DiFelice Back In Durham

    April 25, 2008 at 12:17 am 0 comments

    Durham: Off Montgomery 5, Birmingham 4. Jake McGee improved to 2-1 after holding Birmingham to 3 runs in 6 innings. He struck out 5 and walked 2. He did give up a solo home run in the 3rd…Erold Andrus and Sergio Pedroza had 2 hits apiece. Andrus added his 8th […]

     
  • [WORLD B. FRIEDMAN] Andrew Friedman Running Rays Like A Fantasy Baseball Team

    [WORLD B. FRIEDMAN] Andrew Friedman Running Rays Like A Fantasy Baseball Team

    April 24, 2008 at 1:29 pm 2 comments

    We have no idea if Andrew Friedman plays fantasy baseball. We have a feeling that Bud Selig might frown upon the idea of team executives logging in every morning to check the rosters of imaginary teams with real players. Looking at the Rays transaction wire this season, we have to […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Rays Likely Without Wheeler And Percival Tonight

    [THE HANGOVER] Rays Likely Without Wheeler And Percival Tonight

    April 24, 2008 at 9:30 am 4 comments

    THE GOOD: With McScrappy on third base and two outs in the first, Jason Hammel got Vernon Wells to strike out to end the inning and avoid early trouble…Lots ‘o goodies in Rays Rally in 6th inning with the Rays down 3-0. Opposite field lead-off double by Dioner Navarro, followed […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Rays Stay Undefeated In Orlando

    [THE HANGOVER] Rays Stay Undefeated In Orlando

    April 23, 2008 at 11:09 am 11 comments

    THE GOOD: James Shields showed us that he is a winner last night. He struggled early without his best stuff and with shoddy defense behind him, but fought through it and still managed to give Joe Maddon 7 innings. For all the changes to the bullpen, the biggest reason the […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Who’s On First? Mickey Mouse Unfortunately

    [THE HANGOVER] Who’s On First? Mickey Mouse Unfortunately

    April 22, 2008 at 9:45 am 2 comments

    THE GOOD: The Rays did not lose their 12th game. THE BAD: The Rays are still in last place in the AL East. THE TELLING: The Rays will still be in last place tomorrow. DEVIL RAYS WEBTOPIA… A programming note: The Rays Index Live Blog-A-Baloo will be held tonight at […]

     
  • [DOWN ON THE FARM] Jeremy Hellickson Might Not Be Long For The FSL

    [DOWN ON THE FARM] Jeremy Hellickson Might Not Be Long For The FSL

    April 22, 2008 at 8:07 am 0 comments

    Durham @ Norfolk, Double-Header (ppd. rain). Jacksonville 5, Montgomery 4. James Houser shut down the Suns on 2 hits in 6.2 shutout innings. He struck out 5 and walked 2. He was never in any real danger as only one runner reached 3rd base…The bullpen blew the lead allowing 5 […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Edwin Jackson Reverts Back To Nuke-Of-Old

    [THE HANGOVER] Edwin Jackson Reverts Back To Nuke-Of-Old

    April 21, 2008 at 10:02 am 4 comments

    THE GOOD: The Bullpen? Are we the only ones that think a huge bullpen implosion is just waiting to happen? Yesterday, four relievers combined for 4.2 innings, 3 hits, 1 walk and no runs, while striking out 5. The bullpen now has an ERA of 2.70, a number that is […]