01. Players

  • The Hangover: Devil Rays Seek Relevancy

    The Hangover: Devil Rays Seek Relevancy

    July 12, 2007 at 10:11 am 2 comments

    The Devil Rays open the second half with a four-game set against the New York Yankees at Tropicana Field. In baseball, momentum is only as good tomorrow’s starting pitcher which doesn’t usually bode too well for the Rays, but this series is huge for both Tampa Bay and New York. […]

     
  • The Hangover: Ben Franklin Thinks Joe Maddon Is Insane

    The Hangover: Ben Franklin Thinks Joe Maddon Is Insane

    July 10, 2007 at 11:40 am 2 comments

    Benjamin Franklin said that the definition of insanity is “doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.” Today we introduce exhibit #1 that Joe Maddon and the Devil Rays front office are insane… If we don’t come back after the break better in the bullpen, we’re not. […]

     
  • Down On The Farm: Jeff Niemann Is Getting Closer To The Devil Rays

    Down On The Farm: Jeff Niemann Is Getting Closer To The Devil Rays

    July 10, 2007 at 11:00 am 0 comments

    Daytona 7, Vero Beach 6 (gm 1). Jake McGee struck out 11 in 6 innings but gave up 3 runs on 3 solo home runs. Greg Dupas gave up 4 unearned runs in the 7th to blow the lead, the final 3 coming on a 3-run home run with 2 […]

     
  • The Hangover: Scott Kazmir Likes To Get His Work In Early

    The Hangover: Scott Kazmir Likes To Get His Work In Early

    July 9, 2007 at 11:16 am 2 comments

    Royals 12, Devil Rays 4. 5 innings, 100 pitches. When we look back on the 2007 season, that could be the opening line. 5 innings, 100 pitches. The rest of the rotation (outside of James Shields) has been awful, but that was no surprise. The bullpen has been vomit-inducing, but […]

     
  • When Joel Guzman Makes Contact, The Baseball Says "Ouch"

    When Joel Guzman Makes Contact, The Baseball Says "Ouch"

    July 9, 2007 at 10:18 am 1 comment

    We had heard about this home run hit by Joel Guzman a couple of weeks ago, but we just now came across the video. If you have never seen a game at the new DBAP in Durham, it may be difficult to appreciate exactly how far Guzman hit this ball. […]

     
  • When Joel Guzman Makes Contact, The Baseball Says "Ouch"

    When Joel Guzman Makes Contact, The Baseball Says "Ouch"

    July 9, 2007 at 10:18 am 1 comment

    We had heard about this home run hit by Joel Guzman a couple of weeks ago, but we just now came across the video. If you have never seen a game at the new DBAP in Durham, it may be difficult to appreciate exactly how far Guzman hit this ball. […]

     
  • Down On The Farm: Jeff Niemann And Evan Longoria Perform On The Big Stage

    Down On The Farm: Jeff Niemann And Evan Longoria Perform On The Big Stage

    July 9, 2007 at 9:37 am 0 comments

    Durham 8, Buffalo 2. Tony Peguero gave up 1 run in 5 inning for his first win at AAA Durham. Juan Salas pitched the 6th and 7th allowing only 1 hit and no runs while striking out 5 of the 7 batters he faced. Jason Pridie was 3-5 with a […]

     
  • The Hangover: Starring Joe Maddon As The Black Knight

    The Hangover: Starring Joe Maddon As The Black Knight

    July 6, 2007 at 9:39 am 0 comments

    Red Sox 15, Devil Rays 4. [They fight until Arthur cuts off Black Knight's left arm] King Arthur: Now, stand aside, worthy adversary! Black Knight: ‘Tis but a scratch! King Arthur: A scratch? Your arm’s off! Black Knight: No, it isn’t! King Arthur: Well, what’s that then? King Arthur: I’ve […]

     
  • Down On The Farm: Reid Brignac Homers To Rally Biscuits

    Down On The Farm: Reid Brignac Homers To Rally Biscuits

    July 6, 2007 at 9:38 am 0 comments

    Buffalo 3, Durham 0. Jae Kuk Ryu gave up 2 runs in 5 innings on 7 hits and 3 walks. He struck out 2. Juan Salas struck out 2 in 1 inning of work but gave a run on 2 hits. Seth McClung was typical AAA Seth McClung. He struck […]

     
  • The Hangover: No Answer For Rays Recent Struggles

    The Hangover: No Answer For Rays Recent Struggles

    July 5, 2007 at 1:14 pm 0 comments

    Red Sox 7, Devil Rays 5.10 straight losses as we near the All-Star break. At one point this season the Devil Rays had three of the ten worst starting pitchers in baseball in their rotation and yet they were only 4 games below The Charlie Hough Line (.500). Since, then […]