01. Players

  • [THE HANGOVER] Rays Minor League Affiliates Finalize Coaching Staffs

    [THE HANGOVER] Rays Minor League Affiliates Finalize Coaching Staffs

    December 12, 2007 at 9:32 am 0 comments

    Tampa Bay Rays (64 days until pitchers and catchers report) DEVIL RAYS WEBTOPIA… Yesterday we mentioned that Ben Broussard and Miguel Olivo could be on the Rays radar if they are non-tendered by their respective teams. Eduardo Encina says that Broussard would fit, but that “at age 29 (Olivo) would […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Rays May Try To Fill Roster Holes With Other Teams’ Non-Tender Trash

    [THE HANGOVER] Rays May Try To Fill Roster Holes With Other Teams’ Non-Tender Trash

    December 11, 2007 at 12:26 pm 8 comments

    Tampa Bay Rays (65 days until pitchers and catchers report)Tomorrow (Dec. 12) is the non-tender deadline in baseball. Players with less than six years of experience must be offered contracts by tomorrow, or those players will automatically become free agents. This is an important date for the Rays on two […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Rays Lose Evan Meek In Rule 5 Draft

    [THE HANGOVER] Rays Lose Evan Meek In Rule 5 Draft

    December 7, 2007 at 10:23 am 0 comments

    Tampa Bay Rays (66-96) DEVIL RAYS WEBTOPIA… The Rule 5 draft was held yesterday and the Rays selected Tim Lahey from the Minnesota Twins and then traded him to the Cubs. The Rays lost one player, as Evan Meek was taken with the second pick by the Pirates. [Baseball America] […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Tampa Bay Rays Have Already Improved By 12 Games Over 2007

    [THE HANGOVER] Tampa Bay Rays Have Already Improved By 12 Games Over 2007

    December 6, 2007 at 10:36 am 0 comments

    Tampa Bay Rays (66-96) DEVIL RAYS WEBTOPIA… Here is an interesting mathematical projection of the Rays 2008 season. Just based on the upgrade in the rotation with the addition of Matt Garza and the upgrade in defense with the addition of Jason Bartlett, the Rays will give up 121 fewer […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The Price For Scott Kazmir Keeps Going Up

    [THE HANGOVER] The Price For Scott Kazmir Keeps Going Up

    December 5, 2007 at 9:54 am 4 comments

    Tampa Bay Rays (66-96)If the Rays want to sign Scott Kazmir to a long-term contract, they may want to do it sooner rather than later, because the price keeps going up. Jake Peavy signed a contract extension with the San Diego Padres that will guarantee him $65.5 million over the […]

     
  • [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 10 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 […]

     
  • [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 […]