01. Players

  • [THE HANGOVER] The Tampa Bay Rays Are Promising As Much As $300 Million For Local Schools With New Stadium

    [THE HANGOVER] The Tampa Bay Rays Are Promising As Much As $300 Million For Local Schools With New Stadium

    January 14, 2008 at 10:36 am 0 comments

    Tampa Bay Rays (31 days until pitchers and catchers report)The Tampa Bay Rays claim that as much as $800 million in new local taxes will be generated for St. Petersburg over the next 35 years due to the redevelopment of the Tropicana Field site. As part of the proposal for […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Five To Compete For Final Two Spots In Rotation

    [THE HANGOVER] Five To Compete For Final Two Spots In Rotation

    January 11, 2008 at 10:34 am 1 comment

    Tampa Bay Rays (34 days until pitchers and catchers report) DEVIL RAYS WEBTOPIA… With three spots in the rotation spoken for (Scott Kazmir, James Shields, Matt Garza), Joe Maddon stated that five pitchers will compete for the final two spots including Edwin Jackson, Andy Sonnanstine, Jeff Niemann, Jason Hammel and […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Manatees Anticipating Carlos Pena’s Home Runs

    [THE HANGOVER] Manatees Anticipating Carlos Pena’s Home Runs

    January 9, 2008 at 9:14 am 1 comment

    Tampa Bay Rays (36 days until pitchers and catchers report)Like any major redevelopment, the Tampa Bay Rays will have to win a lot of fights along the way as opposition will pop up everywhere. After removing their request for $60 million in state subsidies, the next fight that is starting […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] One More Time…Scott Kazmir Is Not Going Anywhere…For Now

    [THE HANGOVER] One More Time…Scott Kazmir Is Not Going Anywhere…For Now

    January 7, 2008 at 10:58 am 3 comments

    Tampa Bay Rays (38 days until pitchers and catchers report)Will everybody please shut the hell up about Scott Kazmir? This has been going on all off-season and it is approaching ludicrous levels. The original source for all the stories and speculation was a New York Post article written by the […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] JP Howell Not Best Choice For Rays LOOGY

    [THE HANGOVER] JP Howell Not Best Choice For Rays LOOGY

    January 4, 2008 at 9:05 am 2 comments

    Tampa Bay Rays (41 days until pitchers and catchers report)One spot on the roster that remains to be filled is left-handed relief pitcher. In Joe Maddon’s first two seasons as the manager of the Tampa Bay Rays, he broke camp without a left-hander in the bullpen. In 2008 the Rays […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Three. Numbers. Is. Toooo. Much.

    [THE HANGOVER] Three. Numbers. Is. Toooo. Much.

    January 2, 2008 at 9:19 am 5 comments

    Tampa Bay Rays (42 days until pitchers and catchers report)It is a slow time in baseball right now and a lot of baseball team blogs are struggling to find things to write about. To fill the time, most of these sites are (over)analyzing 2007 and picking apart the numbers and […]

     
  • [2008 TAMPA BAY RAYS] The 12 Days Of Raysmas: Day 8 (Eight Ejections For Joe Maddon)

    [2008 TAMPA BAY RAYS] The 12 Days Of Raysmas: Day 8 (Eight Ejections For Joe Maddon)

    January 2, 2008 at 2:44 am 5 comments

    If you have been hanging around these parts for a while, you know that the model for this site is to tell you what the Rays have done, what they are doing and what they will do, and why. Unlike most team blogs, we do not very often tell you […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The Curious Case Of Syd Finch Elliot Johnson

    [THE HANGOVER] The Curious Case Of Syd Finch Elliot Johnson

    December 14, 2007 at 10:36 am 8 comments

    Tampa Bay Rays (62 days until pitchers and catchers report)Has any prospect in the Rays system fallen farther, faster than Elliot Johnson? Many had Johnson pegged to be the Rays opening day second baseman in 2008 after a strong 2006 campaign in AA Montgomery. While his numbers were not earth-shattering, […]

     
  • [STEROIDS] The Mitchell Report Is Out…No Rays On The List

    [STEROIDS] The Mitchell Report Is Out…No Rays On The List

    December 13, 2007 at 3:20 pm 6 comments

    The Mitchell Report was released today and there were no current Tampa Bay Rays named as suspected users of Performance Enhancing Drugs. Some will look at the lack of Rays on the list and exclaim that it “explains a lot”. There are several former Rays on the list, including Tim […]

     
  • [NEW UNIFORMS] Possible Glimpse At Tampa Bay Rays Alternate Uniform To Debut In 2009

    [NEW UNIFORMS] Possible Glimpse At Tampa Bay Rays Alternate Uniform To Debut In 2009

    December 12, 2007 at 12:17 pm 11 comments

    As we mentioned earlier in the week, Joe Maddon is cooking and helping to distribute meals to local area shelters in an annual event called “Thanks-mas”. If you go to DevilRays.com, there is a front page press release covering Thanksmas, that is being run with the following picture [Ed. note: […]