01. Players

  • [THE HANGOVER] The Rays Drop $2.9 Million On Seventh Inning Pitcher

    [THE HANGOVER] The Rays Drop $2.9 Million On Seventh Inning Pitcher

    January 16, 2008 at 8:55 am 7 comments

    Tampa Bay Rays (29 days until pitchers and catchers report) The Rays came to an agreement with Dan Wheeler on a one year contract for $2.875 million, avoiding arbitration. The salary will give Wheeler the 5th highest salary on the Rays in 2008, behind only Carl Crawford ($5.25 million), Troy […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Carlos Pena Tells Us Nothing…Some Seem To Think It Is Newsworthy

    [THE HANGOVER] Carlos Pena Tells Us Nothing…Some Seem To Think It Is Newsworthy

    January 15, 2008 at 9:55 am 1 comment

    Tampa Bay Rays (30 days until pitchers and catchers report) Just the links today. DEVIL RAYS WEBTOPIA… We have updated our Meta-Analysis of Top Prospects to now include the “Cursory Top Prospect Post” from Rays of Light. Their post is worth a read if just to read the reasoning for […]

     
  • [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, […]