01. Players

  • [ELLIOT JOHNSON] Elliot Johnson: We Did Not See That Coming

    [ELLIOT JOHNSON] Elliot Johnson: We Did Not See That Coming

    March 27, 2008 at 1:10 pm 4 comments

    Back in December we took a look at “The Curious Case Of Elliot Johnson“. We examined how far he had fallen on the prospect board in only one season, noting that it was “not too late for Johnson to reclaim his semi-elite status” but that he was in danger of […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Jason Bartlett To Be Rays Second Leadoff Hitter

    [THE HANGOVER] Jason Bartlett To Be Rays Second Leadoff Hitter

    March 27, 2008 at 7:48 am 3 comments

    Tampa Bay Rays (4 days until Opening Day) Yesterday: Twins 4, Tampa Bay Rays 2. The Good: The Rays used the league minimum three regulars yesterday. Two of those three, Jason Bartlett and Aki Iwamura the Rays new double-play combo combined for 5 of the Rays 6 hits, including two […]

     
  • [JOEY GATHRIGHT] Joey Gathright No Longer Hurdling Just Cars

    [JOEY GATHRIGHT] Joey Gathright No Longer Hurdling Just Cars

    March 26, 2008 at 11:10 am 1 comment

    Remember that story about former Devil Rays’ prospect Joey Gathright being drafted by the Rays after a scout witnessed him jumping over a car in the high school parking lot? Well, Gathright was never able to utilize that potential with the Rays and was eventually traded to the Royals for […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Rays React To Demotion Of Evan Longoria

    [THE HANGOVER] Rays React To Demotion Of Evan Longoria

    March 26, 2008 at 8:01 am 1 comment

    Tampa Bay Rays (5 days until Opening Day) Yesterday: Tampa Bay Rays 10, Jays 0. The Good: Rays pitchers combined on a shutout without walking a batter and striking out 8. Jason Hammel was limited to 4 innings in the game so that the relievers could catch up on their […]

     
  • [EVAN LONGORIA] POLL: What Should The Tampa Bay Rays Have Done With Evan Longoria?

    [EVAN LONGORIA] POLL: What Should The Tampa Bay Rays Have Done With Evan Longoria?

    March 25, 2008 at 3:51 pm 3 comments

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  • [EVAN LONGORIA] Evan Longoria Demotion: What They Are Saying In The Blogosphere

    [EVAN LONGORIA] Evan Longoria Demotion: What They Are Saying In The Blogosphere

    March 25, 2008 at 2:40 pm 3 comments

    Yesterday the Tampa Bay Rays sans Devil of St. Petersburg Near Tampa announced that Evan Longoria would begin the season at AAA Durham. Despite only 198 career games as a professional and 31 games at AAA most viewed the move as purely financial. Many fans and non-fans weren’t happy noting […]

     
  • [JEFF NIEMANN] Separated At Birth?

    [JEFF NIEMANN] Separated At Birth?

    March 25, 2008 at 1:38 pm 2 comments

    We are going to keep doing this until we run out of ideas so bear with us…You might think that we Photoshopped this weeks entry. We promise you we did not lengthen the neck in the image on the right to look more like that of Jeff Niemann… Jeff Niemann […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Edwin Jackson Is Mr. March

    [THE HANGOVER] Edwin Jackson Is Mr. March

    March 25, 2008 at 8:00 am 4 comments

    Tampa Bay Rays (6 days until Opening Day) Yesterday: Tampa Bay Rays 13, Pirates 4. The Good: Holy Schnikey! Edwin Jackson made 31 starts in 2007. Want to take a guess how many times he worked at least 7 innings? Take your time…Hint: You will only need one hand…That is […]

     
  • [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 […]