01. Players

  • [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, […]

     
  • [STEROIDS] The Mitchell Report Is Out…No Rays On The List

    [STEROIDS] The Mitchell Report Is Out…No Rays On The List

    December 13, 2007 at 3:20 pm 6 comments

    The Mitchell Report was released today and there were no current Tampa Bay Rays named as suspected users of Performance Enhancing Drugs. Some will look at the lack of Rays on the list and exclaim that it “explains a lot”. There are several former Rays on the list, including Tim […]

     
  • [NEW UNIFORMS] Possible Glimpse At Tampa Bay Rays Alternate Uniform To Debut In 2009

    [NEW UNIFORMS] Possible Glimpse At Tampa Bay Rays Alternate Uniform To Debut In 2009

    December 12, 2007 at 12:17 pm 11 comments

    As we mentioned earlier in the week, Joe Maddon is cooking and helping to distribute meals to local area shelters in an annual event called “Thanks-mas”. If you go to DevilRays.com, there is a front page press release covering Thanksmas, that is being run with the following picture [Ed. note: […]

     
  • [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 […]