01. Players

  • The Hangover: Rocco Baldelli Close To Returning

    The Hangover: Rocco Baldelli Close To Returning

    August 7, 2007 at 1:52 pm 0 comments

    Tiggers 6, Devil Rays 4. New bullpen, still the same ole Devil Rays. DEVIL RAYS WEBTOPIA… Amazingly the Rays are only 5th in baseball with 59 blown leads. However, they are second only to the Houston Astros, having blown 58.4% of their leads. Is the Astros bullpen really that bad? […]

     
  • The Hangover: Its Like Selling A Dead Bird To A Blind Kid

    The Hangover: Its Like Selling A Dead Bird To A Blind Kid

    August 6, 2007 at 12:45 pm 0 comments

    Devil Rays @ Detroit Tigers A 3-game set…Tampa Bay is 42-68, 25.5 games back in the AL East…Detroit is 61-49, a half game back in the AL Central…The Rays are 16-35 on the road…Justin Verlander pitches for Detroit tonight. He is 11-4 with a 3.49 ERA…Edwin Jackson takes the mound […]

     
  • Down On The Farm: Austin Hinkle Playing Above His Draft Position

    Down On The Farm: Austin Hinkle Playing Above His Draft Position

    August 6, 2007 at 11:44 am 0 comments

    Charlotte 6, Durham 4. JP Howell struck out 8 and walked only 1 and allowed 3 runs in 7 innings. Justin Ruggiano was 2-4 and hit his 15th home run. He is hitting .290. Evan Longoria was the Bulls’ DH and went 1-4 with a strike out. He is now […]

     
  • The Hangover: Rays Are Starting To Look Like The Team Joe Maddon Always Wanted

    The Hangover: Rays Are Starting To Look Like The Team Joe Maddon Always Wanted

    August 3, 2007 at 12:21 pm 1 comment

    Devil Rays (off day)The Rays open a three game set tonight at the Trop against the Baltimore Orioles. How bad have the Devil Rays been this season? At the beginning of June, the Rays had thoughts of third place in the division. Now Tampa Bay is 9 games behind the […]

     
  • Down On The Farm: Joel Guzman And Wes Bankston Likely To Be Traded After Season

    Down On The Farm: Joel Guzman And Wes Bankston Likely To Be Traded After Season

    August 3, 2007 at 10:15 am 0 comments

    Durham 9, Columbus 8. Mitch Talbot struck out 7 in 5 innings, but allowed 6 runs (5 earned). Shawn Camp pitched the 9th inning for his first save. Evan Longoria made his AAA debut, playing third base and batting 6th. He was 0-3 with a strike out, but had a […]

     
  • The Hangover: So THIS Is What A Major League Bullpen Looks Like

    The Hangover: So THIS Is What A Major League Bullpen Looks Like

    August 2, 2007 at 12:40 pm 1 comment

    Devil Rays 6, Blue Jays 2. Thank you Mr. Friedman. Thank you. It’s not the ’96 Yankees or the ’02 Angels or the ’06 Tigers. Hell, it is still not even the ’06 Pirates. But for the first time in two years, it is not the Long Island Ducks either. […]

     
  • Down On The Farm: The Dirtbag Is One Step Closer To The Majors

    Down On The Farm: The Dirtbag Is One Step Closer To The Majors

    August 1, 2007 at 8:53 am 1 comment

    Evan Longoria has been promoted to AAA Durham. He hit .307-21-76 with a .930 OPS in 105 games. He is tied with for the lead league in home runs and leads the SL in RBI and Runs (78). Despite a stellar glove, Joel Guzman will be moved permanently to first […]

     
  • The Hangover: Carl Crawford Saves The Day

    The Hangover: Carl Crawford Saves The Day

    July 31, 2007 at 11:21 am 1 comment

    Devil Rays 5, Blue Jays 4. It was the type of game that can help a team salvage a little dignity in a lost season. It was the type of game that can remind team that they do know how to win a game. Andy Sonnanstine allowed 2 runs in […]

     
  • Down On The Farm: Jeff Niemann Removed From Start With Shoulder Fatigue

    Down On The Farm: Jeff Niemann Removed From Start With Shoulder Fatigue

    July 31, 2007 at 8:58 am 0 comments

    Durham 6, Indianapolis 3. Jeff Niemann started but was pulled after just 5 pitches due to an injury. We will have more on this later. Justin Ruggiano collected 3 hits and his 19th stolen base, while Jason Pridie was 2-5 to raise his average to .328. Joel Guzman was 2-5 […]

     
  • The Hangover: The Ty Wigginton Rumors Start Heating Up

    The Hangover: The Ty Wigginton Rumors Start Heating Up

    July 26, 2007 at 8:17 am 2 comments

    Orioles 6, Devil Rays 1. Just the links today, with limited posts for the rest of the week as we trek back to the Sunshine State for some much-needed R&R and a 3-game set with the Red Sox and the Pink Hat Nation. DEVIL RAYS WEBTOPIA… Joe Maddon was openly […]