01. Players

  • [THE HANGOVER] We Knew The Bullpen Was Bad, But Geez

    [THE HANGOVER] We Knew The Bullpen Was Bad, But Geez

    May 22, 2007 at 10:00 am 4 comments

    Something smells…Let’s see if we can figure out what it is… Yesterday, somebody in the comments section asked about the number of runners inherited that Shawn Camp had allowed to score this year. Of course, we really don’t need a statistics to tell us that the answer is somewhere between […]

     
  • The Devil Rays Had This Promotion A Few Times This Year Already

    The Devil Rays Had This Promotion A Few Times This Year Already

    May 21, 2007 at 2:27 pm 0 comments

    The Devil Rays single-A affiliate, the Vero Beach Devil Rays, will hold the promotion to end all promotions tonight when they host “Awful Night”. Awful night will contain some of the most awful promotions, music, food, giveaways, and entertainment that you will ever see at a Minor League Baseball game. […]

     
  • The Hangover: Troy Percival To The Devil Rays?

    The Hangover: Troy Percival To The Devil Rays?

    May 21, 2007 at 1:29 pm 4 comments

    Marlins 4, Devil Rays 3.Give us a moment. We need to dig into our bag of previous posts. Let’s see how hard it will be to find a previous post that describes yesterday’s game. James Shields pitches great…Bullpen blows lead..Rays lose…Rays lose series Let’s just move on and pretend it […]

     
  • Down On The Farm: James Houser Wins 14th Straight

    Down On The Farm: James Houser Wins 14th Straight

    May 21, 2007 at 12:13 pm 0 comments

    Durham 10, Syracuse 3. Andy Sonnanstine picked up his 6th win of the season after allowing 3 runs on 7 hits and 3 walks in 6 innings. He was supported by 3 home runs including Joel Guzman’s 5th. He was 2-4 with 3 RBI and picked up his 4th stolen […]

     
  • The Hangover: Are The Devil Rays Ready To Shake Up The Rotation?

    The Hangover: Are The Devil Rays Ready To Shake Up The Rotation?

    May 19, 2007 at 12:45 pm 0 comments

    Marlins 8, Devil Rays 4.In baseball, momentum is only as good as tomorrow’s starting pitcher. The adage was never more evident than last night. The Rays came into the Marlins series riding high on a 4-game winning streak, their longest of the season and by the end of the third […]

     
  • The Hangover: Delmon Young Is Heating Up

    The Hangover: Delmon Young Is Heating Up

    May 18, 2007 at 11:54 am 0 comments

    Devil Rays 8, Rangers 6.Forgve us for getting all “scouty” on you, but we just want to take a moment to point out how smart a hitter Delmon Young is becoming. Here is the pitch sequence before his walk-off home run in the 10th inning. Fastball up and in…Ball 1 […]

     
  • Down On The Farm: Hide The Children…Seth McClung Is Knocking On Rays Door

    Down On The Farm: Hide The Children…Seth McClung Is Knocking On Rays Door

    May 18, 2007 at 11:07 am 2 comments

    Durham 11, Pawtucket 3. JP Howell had his best start of the season for the Bulls last night. He struck out 10 in 6 innings with only 2 hits and 1 run. He did walk three and hit a batter. Ruddy Lugo pitched 2 scoreless innings, but walked 3, and […]

     
  • Juuust A Bit Outside

    Juuust A Bit Outside

    May 17, 2007 at 1:45 pm 3 comments

    One number that is starting to gain steam in baseball circles is VORP (Value Over Replacement Player), a stat invented by Keith Woolner of Baseball Prospectus. Without boring you with all the brain-surgery math behind the number, we will just say that it measures the contribution of a player to […]

     
  • The Hangover: The Rays May Never Come Home

    The Hangover: The Rays May Never Come Home

    May 17, 2007 at 10:30 am 0 comments

    Devil Rays 11, Rangers 8.Last night’s win marked the first time since August 23 of last season that the Rays have won 3 straight. That 3 game streak also came at the hands of Rangers at the Trop when Tampa Bay won the the first 3 of a 4-game set. […]

     
  • Carl Crawford Is No Better Than 51st Most Valuable Player In Baseball

    Carl Crawford Is No Better Than 51st Most Valuable Player In Baseball

    May 16, 2007 at 3:00 pm 3 comments

    Nate Silver of Baseball Prospectus and SI.com recently released his list of “Baseball’s Top 50 MVPs.” In concept, the UFD (Ultimate Fantasy Draft) is pretty simple: If you were starting a baseball team from scratch, which players would you want to build your team around? Three members of the Tampa […]