01. Players

  • [DOWN ON THE FARM] McGee And Brignac Among Hot Prospects

    [DOWN ON THE FARM] McGee And Brignac Among Hot Prospects

    May 24, 2008 at 7:32 am 3 comments

    Durham 4, Richmond 1. The forgotten prospect, Joel Guzman (can I still call him a prospect?) hit a 3-run home run in the 2nd inning and that was enough for Jeremy Cummings who improved to 3-0 in 3 starts for the Rays, since coming over from Australia Taiwan. He struck […]

     
  • [SHOWER-SHOE FUNGUS] Playing A Little Pepper: Baltimore Orioles

    [SHOWER-SHOE FUNGUS] Playing A Little Pepper: Baltimore Orioles

    May 23, 2008 at 3:53 pm 3 comments

    ODDSMAKERS What are the chances Andrew Friedman completes a trade in the next week? Willy Aybar is currently on a rehab assignment in Vero Beach and he is getting playing time at 2B, suggesting the Rays are preparing Aybar to be a utility-player on the big club when he comes […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Don’t Forget To Cast Your Votes For Crawford (And Navarro)

    [THE HANGOVER] Don’t Forget To Cast Your Votes For Crawford (And Navarro)

    May 23, 2008 at 10:30 am 1 comment

    With yesterday’s off-day, we wanted to take a moment and promote our campaign to get CARL CRAWFORD (and Dioner Navarro) ELECTED TO START THE ALL-STAR GAME. As Rays fans we don’t necessarily need to generate all the votes necessary, but if we can get Crawford on a roll, when the […]

     
  • [DOWN ON THE FARM] David Price Throws 5 Scoreless In Pro Debut; Reid Brignac Continues Hot Streak

    [DOWN ON THE FARM] David Price Throws 5 Scoreless In Pro Debut; Reid Brignac Continues Hot Streak

    May 23, 2008 at 7:54 am 0 comments

    Durham 17, Richmond 3. Mitch Talbot is starting to reeastablish himself as a prospect with his third lights-out performance in his last 5 starts. He went 8 scoreless for the Bulls, striking out 7 and walking none. He gave up 5 hits…Chris Richard was 4-6 with 7 RBI. That included […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Rays Finish Tough Road Trip 3-3

    [THE HANGOVER] Rays Finish Tough Road Trip 3-3

    May 22, 2008 at 10:41 am 3 comments

    THE GOOD: If you would have offered us 3-3 on a tough two-city road trip, we would have signed for that. So, despite yesterday’s awful performance, the Rays are still playing well. Being 2 back in the division is more of an indication of how well the Sox are playing […]

     
  • [DOWN ON THE FARM] Niamann To Make Second Start Since Demotion

    [DOWN ON THE FARM] Niamann To Make Second Start Since Demotion

    May 21, 2008 at 7:50 am 2 comments

    Durham @ Charlotte ppd (rain). Montgomery (off day) Tampa 1, Vero Beach 0. Ryan Morse worked 5 scoreless innings, allowing only 2 hits, but picked up a no-decision as the D-Rays could not get on the board…Vero Beach could only manage 3 hits and did not get a runner past […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Dirtbag Home Run In 13th Gets Rays Back On Winning Track

    [THE HANGOVER] Dirtbag Home Run In 13th Gets Rays Back On Winning Track

    May 20, 2008 at 9:33 am 3 comments

    THE GOOD: Evan Longoria. The kid was the man last night going 3-6, driving in 3, including 2 on a go-ahead home run in the top of the 13th. We may have seen a different side to the Dirtbag in that 13th inning at bat. With Carlos Pena on first […]

     
  • [DOWN ON THE FARM] Hellickson Picks Up Another Win

    [DOWN ON THE FARM] Hellickson Picks Up Another Win

    May 20, 2008 at 7:33 am 4 comments

    Durham (DNP) Montgomery 11, Tennessee 5.Mike Prochaska as victorious in his first start since his demotion from Durham. He allowed 3 run in 6.2 innings…Ronnie Merrill and Gabby Martinez homered for the Biscuits. Martinez drove in 4 on 3 hits. Vero Beach 6, Tampa 5. Jeremy Hellickson improved to 5-0, […]

     
  • [SHOWER-SHOE FUNGUS] Playing A Little Pepper: Oakland A’s

    [SHOWER-SHOE FUNGUS] Playing A Little Pepper: Oakland A’s

    May 19, 2008 at 3:03 pm 5 comments

    TOSS UP Eric Hinske or Gabe Gross? On May 11th, Cliff Floyd came off the DL and rejoined the Rays for the first time in over a month. As long as Floyd is healthy (and the Rays are playing in an AL park) he will be the Rays starting DH […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Rays Anger Baseball Gods By Forgetting To Change Out Of BP Jerseys

    [THE HANGOVER] Rays Anger Baseball Gods By Forgetting To Change Out Of BP Jerseys

    May 19, 2008 at 10:03 am 0 comments

    THE GOOD: Ben Zobrist getting the start. Everytime he did something good, we were rewarded with shots of his wife Julianna. That’s it. That was the only redeeming quality of yesterday’s game. THE BAD: Joe Maddon had some questionable (read: idiotic) pitching changes on Sunday. First he brings Dan Wheeler […]