01. Players

  • [HAPPY HOUR] BJ Upton’s New Role: Coverboy

    [HAPPY HOUR] BJ Upton’s New Role: Coverboy

    February 29, 2008 at 4:35 pm 5 comments

    Tampa Bay Rays (30.5 days until Opening Day) Went out to check the mail today and we were surprised with quite a little present. That my friends is the Tampa Bay Rays’ very own BJ Upton along with his brother Justin Upton of the D-Backs. And no, this is not […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Christmas In February For James Houser

    [THE HANGOVER] Christmas In February For James Houser

    February 29, 2008 at 10:23 am 3 comments

    Tampa Bay Rays (31 days until Opening Day) The Rays and James Houser have found a loophole in his suspension. The Rays added the Sarasota native to their 40-man roster in November to protect him from being taken in the Rule 5 draft, and that move apparently trumps the suspension, […]

     
  • [HAPPY HOUR] Jeff Niemann Will Get An Early Look In Spring Training

    [HAPPY HOUR] Jeff Niemann Will Get An Early Look In Spring Training

    February 28, 2008 at 7:04 pm 4 comments

    Tampa Bay Rays (31 and a half days until Opening Day) The Rays have released their pitching schedule for the next few days, including all pitchers that are scheduled to take the mound tomorrow, Saturday and Sunday and the starting pitchers for Monday and Tuesday. Friday at RedsRays—Jackson, Hammel, Sonnanstine, […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Scott Kazmir Plans To Be On The Mound Opening Day

    [THE HANGOVER] Scott Kazmir Plans To Be On The Mound Opening Day

    February 28, 2008 at 9:29 am 0 comments

    Tampa Bay Rays (32 days until Opening Day) While Scott Kazmir is still aiming to be ready to take the mound on Opening Day in Baltimore on March 31st, Joe Maddon and Andrew Friedman are taking a much more cautious approach. “I know, with pitchers, there’s a certain prestige that […]

     
  • [HAPPY HOUR] Reid Brignac’s Little Piggy Not Going To Bat

    [HAPPY HOUR] Reid Brignac’s Little Piggy Not Going To Bat

    February 27, 2008 at 4:38 pm 0 comments

    Tampa Bay Rays (33 days until Opening Day) The injury bug is striking the Rays camp early this year. After earlier scares from Scott Kazmir and David Price, we now get word that Reid Brignac will miss a week with a broken toe. In other injury news from yesterday’s intrasquad […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Scott Kazmir’s Set-back Increases Chance Of Jeff Niemann Making Opening Day Roster

    [THE HANGOVER] Scott Kazmir’s Set-back Increases Chance Of Jeff Niemann Making Opening Day Roster

    February 27, 2008 at 9:18 am 3 comments

    Tampa Bay Rays (33 days until Opening Day) Even though the MRI results are not due until today, the St. Pete Times this morning is reporting that Scott Kazmir will be sidelined for approximately two weeks. The news on Rays ace Scott Kazmir’s left elbow appeared relatively good Tuesday night […]

     
  • [HAPPY HOUR] Scott Kazmir Just Made Us Throw Up A Little

    [HAPPY HOUR] Scott Kazmir Just Made Us Throw Up A Little

    February 26, 2008 at 4:27 pm 3 comments

    Tampa Bay Rays (34 days until Opening Day) What could possibly knock the Barry Bonds non-story from above-the-fold. Hmmmm? What could possibly be a bigger story than that? What is THIS? Rays ace Scott Kazmir will have an MRI exam on his left elbow this afternoon after feeling discomfort while […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Signing Barry Bonds Would Go Against Everything The Rays Have Done In Past Two Years

    [THE HANGOVER] Signing Barry Bonds Would Go Against Everything The Rays Have Done In Past Two Years

    February 26, 2008 at 9:15 am 0 comments

    Tampa Bay Rays (34 days until Opening Day) For those that do not follow the comments sections, let us clarify our point on Barry Bonds. There are reasons to sign Bonds and there are reasons not to sign Bonds. We understand both sides of the argument. In fact, we believe […]

     
  • [PAPA JOE MADDON] Joe Maddon Keeps Promising To Tighten The Leash On His Players

    [PAPA JOE MADDON] Joe Maddon Keeps Promising To Tighten The Leash On His Players

    February 25, 2008 at 3:29 pm 2 comments

    Marc Topkin of the St. Pete Times recently wrote a piece entitled “Maddon shortens his leash” discussing how Joe Maddon would hold players more accountable in 2008. Accountability is already manager Joe Maddon’s favorite word of the spring…And it’s going to become more prevalent, and more apparent, Maddon says, in […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Rays May Keep Evan Longoria In Minors To See Him Struggle

    [THE HANGOVER] Rays May Keep Evan Longoria In Minors To See Him Struggle

    February 25, 2008 at 9:40 am 0 comments

    Tampa Bay Rays (35 days until Opening Day) Over the weekend, Marc Topkin of the St. Pete Times explored the Evan Longoria situation and asked whether he is ready for to be on the Rays opening day roster. “I worked hard in the offseason, and I really do feel I […]