01. Players

  • [EVAN LONGORIA] Evan Longoria Demotion: What They Are Saying In The Blogosphere

    [EVAN LONGORIA] Evan Longoria Demotion: What They Are Saying In The Blogosphere

    March 25, 2008 at 2:40 pm 3 comments

    Yesterday the Tampa Bay Rays sans Devil of St. Petersburg Near Tampa announced that Evan Longoria would begin the season at AAA Durham. Despite only 198 career games as a professional and 31 games at AAA most viewed the move as purely financial. Many fans and non-fans weren’t happy noting […]

     
  • [JEFF NIEMANN] Separated At Birth?

    [JEFF NIEMANN] Separated At Birth?

    March 25, 2008 at 1:38 pm 2 comments

    We are going to keep doing this until we run out of ideas so bear with us…You might think that we Photoshopped this weeks entry. We promise you we did not lengthen the neck in the image on the right to look more like that of Jeff Niemann… Jeff Niemann […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Edwin Jackson Is Mr. March

    [THE HANGOVER] Edwin Jackson Is Mr. March

    March 25, 2008 at 8:00 am 4 comments

    Tampa Bay Rays (6 days until Opening Day) Yesterday: Tampa Bay Rays 13, Pirates 4. The Good: Holy Schnikey! Edwin Jackson made 31 starts in 2007. Want to take a guess how many times he worked at least 7 innings? Take your time…Hint: You will only need one hand…That is […]

     
  • [EVAN LONGORIA] Dirtbag-O-Meter: Evan Longoria Will Begin Season In Minors

    [EVAN LONGORIA] Dirtbag-O-Meter: Evan Longoria Will Begin Season In Minors

    March 24, 2008 at 4:50 pm 11 comments

    We call him The Dirtbag because of how he plays and because he played college ball at Long Beach State whose baseball team has the coolest mascot in sports…The Dirtbags. [Queue the dramatic musical score] No surprise here…Evan Longoria was cut today and will begin the 2008 season at AAA […]

     
  • [EVAN LONGORIA] Demoting Longoria Will Cost Rays Money In Long Run

    [EVAN LONGORIA] Demoting Longoria Will Cost Rays Money In Long Run

    March 24, 2008 at 10:38 am 11 comments

    The Rays will make a decision today or tomorrow about the fate of Evan Longoria and where he will begin the 2008 baseball season. All signs indicate that the Rays will send The Dirtbag back to the minors for a little more seasoning. Many have argued that the smart business […]

     
  • [EVAN LONGORIA] Dirtbag-O-Meter: Evidence Suggests Decision Already Made To Send Longoria To Minors

    [EVAN LONGORIA] Dirtbag-O-Meter: Evidence Suggests Decision Already Made To Send Longoria To Minors

    March 24, 2008 at 9:29 am 1 comment

    We call him The Dirtbag because of how he plays and because he played college ball at Long Beach State whose baseball team has the coolest mascot in sports…The Dirtbags. The biggest question mark for the Tampa Bay Rays in Spring Training is whether or not Evan Longoria will be […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] If Zobrist Is On DL, Bench Appears Set

    [THE HANGOVER] If Zobrist Is On DL, Bench Appears Set

    March 24, 2008 at 8:31 am 3 comments

    Tampa Bay Rays (7 days until Opening Day) We have a busy, busy day planned here at RI, so be sure to check back early and often…Yesterday: Tampa Bay Rays 10, Reds 9. The Good: The two players that the Rays will rely on to be power sources in 2008, […]

     
  • [TWO STEPS OR DIE] Maddon Will Have Trouble Winning With This Roster

    [TWO STEPS OR DIE] Maddon Will Have Trouble Winning With This Roster

    March 23, 2008 at 5:13 pm 2 comments

    Last year the Tampa Bay Rays picked up Joe Maddon‘s two-year option. In reality it was a one-year deal as few teams are willing to enter a season with a manager that only has one year left on his contract. In 2008, Papa Joe and the Rays will either take […]

     
  • [EVAN LONGORIA] Exploring Reasons Behind Evan Longoria’s Probable Demotion

    [EVAN LONGORIA] Exploring Reasons Behind Evan Longoria’s Probable Demotion

    March 23, 2008 at 12:28 pm 5 comments

    Before Spring Training began one of the biggest concerns the Rays expressed over the potential promotion of Evan Longoria was that he had yet to experience a prolonged slump in the minor leagues. The Rays wanted to see how their top prospect would handle a situation knowing it will eventually […]

     
  • [EVAN LONGORIA] Dirtbag-O-Meter: 8 Days Until Opening Day

    [EVAN LONGORIA] Dirtbag-O-Meter: 8 Days Until Opening Day

    March 23, 2008 at 11:36 am 0 comments

    We call him The Dirtbag because of how he plays and because he played college ball at Long Beach State whose baseball team has the coolest mascot in sports…The Dirtbags. The biggest question mark for the Tampa Bay Rays in Spring Training is whether or not Evan Longoria will be […]