01. Players

  • [DOWN ON THE FARM] Rocco Plays OF Again; Price Improves To 9-0 As A Pro

    [DOWN ON THE FARM] Rocco Plays OF Again; Price Improves To 9-0 As A Pro

    July 29, 2008 at 11:03 am 0 comments

    Durham 4, Louisville 3. Mitch Talbot picked up his 10th win, striking out 9 in 6 innings and allowing only 1 run on a solo home run. He gave up 5 hits and 3 walks…Scott Dohmann saved his 15th game…Juan Salas pitched 1 inning, striking out the side, but giving […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Rays Can Only Manage Split In KC

    [THE HANGOVER] Rays Can Only Manage Split In KC

    July 28, 2008 at 11:42 am 3 comments

    THE GOOD: Got nothin’ THE BAD: Using the batting practice jerseys during a game. We have made our feelings known about this in the past. And we are not the only ones that hate the idea…Yet another GIDP for Carl Crawford…Anytime Jason Hammel is in a game. Not just because […]

     
  • [DOWN ON THE FARM] The Rays Will Not Deviate From Plan For Rocco Baldelli

    [DOWN ON THE FARM] The Rays Will Not Deviate From Plan For Rocco Baldelli

    July 28, 2008 at 11:01 am 0 comments

    Durham 2, Louisville 0. Ben Hendrickson pitched 6.1 scoreless innings, allowing only 3 hits and 3 walks. He struck out 4 and hit a batter…Scott Dohmann pitched the 9th for his 14th save…All of the offense came in the first inning on back-to-back home runs by Justin Ruggiano and Dan […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Percival Continues To Struggle

    [THE HANGOVER] Percival Continues To Struggle

    July 27, 2008 at 11:06 am 10 comments

    THE GOOD: Carl Crawford and the Royals defense. With 2 outs and Aki Iwamura on first, BJ Upton hit a lazy bloop to shallow right field that fell in for a double. Aki should have scored, but was held up at third. CC then hit a flyball in foul territory […]

     
  • [DOWN ON THE FARM] Baldelli Homers Again And Plays OF In Rehab Start

    [DOWN ON THE FARM] Baldelli Homers Again And Plays OF In Rehab Start

    July 27, 2008 at 9:45 am 0 comments

    Louisville 5, Durham 3. John Jaso was 3-4 with 2 doubles and an RBI. This was his 3rd 3-hit game since being promoted to triple-A a week ago. Montgomery 8, Tennessee 1. Rocco Baldelli played 5 innings in the outfield. He committed an error on his only fielding chance. At […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Iwamura Saves Game With Glove; Percival Barely Saves Game With Arm

    [THE HANGOVER] Iwamura Saves Game With Glove; Percival Barely Saves Game With Arm

    July 26, 2008 at 10:49 am 1 comment

    THE GOOD: Even more important than Carlos Pena’s 2-run home run in the top of the 9th with 2 outs that gave the Rays a 3-run cushion, was Akinori Iwamura handling the bad-hop ground ball in the 7th inning. With JP Howell relieving Grant Balfour with 1 on and 2 […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Garza Loses His Control

    [THE HANGOVER] Garza Loses His Control

    July 25, 2008 at 10:29 am 4 comments

    THE GOOD: Akinori Iwamura’s defense. We can’t stop praising how seamlessly he has moved to his new position. If he does not win the gold glove, it would be a bigger injustice than Evan Longoria not winning the rookie of the year. Last night, the Rays turned 2 double-plays in […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Zobrist Gives Boost To Struggling Offense, Gets Demoted

    [THE HANGOVER] Zobrist Gives Boost To Struggling Offense, Gets Demoted

    July 24, 2008 at 11:23 am 3 comments

    THE GOOD: James Shields outside of the back-to-back home runs in the 2nd inning. After the 2 home runs, he retired 13 of the next 14 batters and faced the minimum over that span. Other than the 2 solo homers, he allowed only 4 hits and 1 run, striking out […]

     
  • [TRADE DEADLINE] What Do You Like Better..Christmas Or Trading Season?

    [TRADE DEADLINE] What Do You Like Better..Christmas Or Trading Season?

    July 23, 2008 at 3:03 pm 9 comments

    Yesterday we presented our updated Trade Value Index (TVI). With a little over a week until next Thursday’s trade deadline, rather than take a look at the players the Rays may target we will take a look at the players most likely to be sent packing should Andrew Friedman and […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Jonny Gomes Might Be Demoted To Durham

    [THE HANGOVER] Jonny Gomes Might Be Demoted To Durham

    July 23, 2008 at 11:07 am 7 comments

    THE GOOD: Sometimes you watch a game and you just know early on that it is not the Rays’ night. It is easier on the liver. THE BAD: Andy Sonnanstine against the A’s this season. The Rays have only played the A’s 5 times and yet two of their worst […]