01. Players

  • [2008 ROSTER] The Professor’s Take On "Jake Takes On The Winter Meetings"

    [2008 ROSTER] The Professor’s Take On "Jake Takes On The Winter Meetings"

    December 4, 2007 at 1:37 pm 18 comments

    For the record: I have decided to break down this post written by Jacob Larsen of DRays Bay even before reading it, having no idea if I will agree or disagree with the points that have been made… Jake Larsen of DRays Bay takes on the role of Tampa Bay […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Winter Meetings Are Underway In Nashville

    [THE HANGOVER] Winter Meetings Are Underway In Nashville

    December 3, 2007 at 9:39 am 5 comments

    Tampa Bay Rays (66-96)Correction: On Friday we mentioned that Saturday was the deadline for offering arbitration to all players that are arbitration eligible. In fact, the deadline was only for teams to offer arbitration to their free agents. Players with at least three years, but less than six years of […]

     
  • [HAPPY HOUR HANGOVER] Nationals Land Lastings Milledge, May Still Seek Elijah Dukes

    [HAPPY HOUR HANGOVER] Nationals Land Lastings Milledge, May Still Seek Elijah Dukes

    November 30, 2007 at 4:39 pm 2 comments

    Tampa Bay Rays (66-96)What is the best cure for The Hangover? Happy Hour! There was just too much going on in the Raysiverse that we couldn’t wait until tomorrow morning when nobody turns on their computers. Without further ado… DEVIL RAYS WEBTOPIA… The Nationals traded Ryan Church to the Mets […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Four Rays Prospects Make Top 20

    [THE HANGOVER] Four Rays Prospects Make Top 20

    November 30, 2007 at 9:45 am 5 comments

    Tampa Bay Rays (66-96)It takes three things to win in baseball: Pitching, Pitching and Pitching. On Wednesday, the Rays added Matt Garza to a rotation that already features two of the best young pitchers in baseball, in Scott Kazmir and James Shields. Garza, one of the top pitching prospects in […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Rays Pitchers Are Allergic To Strikes

    [THE HANGOVER] Rays Pitchers Are Allergic To Strikes

    November 28, 2007 at 7:56 am 0 comments

    Devil Rays (66-96)Recondite Baseball recently did a little research on a simple pitching statistic and unwittingly may have stumbled upon one of the main reasons that the Rays pitching has been so awful and in turn, why the Devil Rays have been so bad. Since the year 2000 (encompassing all […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Jonny Gomes Never Saw A Pitch He Didn’t Like

    [THE HANGOVER] Jonny Gomes Never Saw A Pitch He Didn’t Like

    November 26, 2007 at 6:07 pm 4 comments

    Devil Rays DEVIL RAYS WEBTOPIA… MVN’s Devil Rays blog has a new lead writer and a new name, and the only surprise is that there wasn’t already a blog using the moniker. We’ve never met Eric SanInocencio or his wife, but let’s hope that the title is the only portion […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] James Houser Added To 40-Man Roster Despite Ongoing Suspension

    [THE HANGOVER] James Houser Added To 40-Man Roster Despite Ongoing Suspension

    November 26, 2007 at 9:19 am 0 comments

    Devil RaysSince the we embarked on our Thanksgiving shenanigans, the Rays made several changes to the 40-man roster. Dropped from the 40-man roster Chris Snelling (traded to Phillies) Jon Switzer (DFA’d) Brian Stokes (DFA’d) Added to 40-man roster John Jaso, C Jason Pridie, OF Fernando Perez, OF James Houser, SP […]

     
  • [AL MVP] Carlos Pena 9th Most Valuable American Leaguer

    [AL MVP] Carlos Pena 9th Most Valuable American Leaguer

    November 19, 2007 at 4:55 pm 0 comments

    In March, Carlos Pena started the 2007 season as a non-roster spring training invitee that was just looking for a roster spot. At the end of March, Pena rode an awful spring training straight back to the minor leagues where he spent most of the 2006 season and many thought […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Evan Longoria And Justin Ruggiano Key Players In Team USA World Cup Title

    [THE HANGOVER] Evan Longoria And Justin Ruggiano Key Players In Team USA World Cup Title

    November 19, 2007 at 11:39 am 3 comments

    Team USA 6, Cuba 3.Team USA won all three games over the weekend including a 6-3 victory over Cuba on Sunday in the final to win the 2007 World Cup. Both Evan Longoria and Justin Ruggiano contributed in the final, with Longoria going 2-5 with 2 runs scored and Ruggiano […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Rays To Feature Alternate Jersey In 2009 With "Tampa Bay" Across The Front

    [THE HANGOVER] Rays To Feature Alternate Jersey In 2009 With "Tampa Bay" Across The Front

    November 16, 2007 at 8:57 am 2 comments

    Tampa Bay Devil Rays (66-96) DEVIL RAYS WEBTOPIA… Marc Lancaster is reporting that the Rays will feature an alternate jersey in 2009 and it will have “Tampa Bay” written across the front. [TBO] Baseball America previews the quarterfinals of the World Cup. Team USA is the top seed and will […]