01. Players

  • The Hangover: Andy Sonnanstine Earns First Win And A Nickname

    The Hangover: Andy Sonnanstine Earns First Win And A Nickname

    June 11, 2007 at 10:08 am 1 comment

    Devil Rays 9, Marlins 4. It is all about winning series. Find a way to win 2 of 3 every time out. The win yesterday gave the Rays their second straight series win and both were highly improbable. After losing the opening game of each series with bullpen melt-downs of […]

     
  • Down On The Farm: David Price May Start/Finish Season At Hudson Valley

    Down On The Farm: David Price May Start/Finish Season At Hudson Valley

    June 11, 2007 at 9:29 am 0 comments

    Scranton 2, Durham 1. Jae Kuk Ryu made his second start of the season and was able to stretch out his arm a bit. He lasted 5 innings giving up 1 run on 3 hits and 1 walk. He struck out 6. Ruddy Lugo gave up 2 hits and a […]

     
  • David Price Was The Choice All Along

    David Price Was The Choice All Along

    June 8, 2007 at 3:45 pm 0 comments

    I’m sure many of you noticed that in the day or two before the draft we started getting more and more enamored with Georgia Tech catcher Matt Wieters. Let’s just call that pre-wedding jitters. When it comes down to it, the Rays made the right decision and it sounds as […]

     
  • Devil Rays Select David Price And Years Of Cheesy Headlines

    Devil Rays Select David Price And Years Of Cheesy Headlines

    June 7, 2007 at 11:53 am 3 comments

    Marc Tompkin, of the St. Pete Times is reporting that the Rays have decided to select Vanderbilt pitcher David Price with the first pick of the draft. Funny. I wonder how it came to be that the St. Pete Times was the first to report this story? Great journalism? Good […]

     
  • Down On The Farm: A Dirtbag Among Boys

    Down On The Farm: A Dirtbag Among Boys

    June 7, 2007 at 9:04 am 0 comments

    Durham 2, Ottawa 0 (gm 1). Joel Guzman hit a 2-run home run to break a scoreless tie in the 7th inning. It was his 8th of the season. Mitch Talbot pitched a 7 inning shutout, striking out 3 to even his record at 5-5.Durham 4, Ottawa 3 (gm 2, […]

     
  • Draft Pre-Gaming: Beauty Or The Beast?

    Draft Pre-Gaming: Beauty Or The Beast?

    June 6, 2007 at 7:00 pm 1 comment

    We are now less than 24 hours away from what will be the biggest day of the 2007 baseball season for the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. From most accounts the Rays are faced with the exact same scenario that the Minnesota Twins had to endure in 2001 when they had […]

     
  • The Hangover: Rays Bullpen Likes To Start Fires

    The Hangover: Rays Bullpen Likes To Start Fires

    June 6, 2007 at 12:48 pm 0 comments

    Blue Jays 12, Devil Rays 11. It hurts. real bad. But it would hurt a lot worse if we were surprised. Is there anybody out there that didn’t think, with Al Reyes unavailable, that this bullpen was capable of blowing a 5 run lead? Bullpens are supposed to put out […]

     
  • Down On The Farm: Mason And Longoria Receive Honors

    Down On The Farm: Mason And Longoria Receive Honors

    June 6, 2007 at 11:52 am 1 comment

    Montgomery 3, Carolina 2. Jonathon Barratt struck out 7 and only allowed 1 run in 6 innings. Dale Thayer gave up a solo home run in the 9th, but settled down to pick up his 13th save. Evan Longoria hit his 13th home run and Reid Brignac went 0-4. Sarasota […]

     
  • The Hangover: El Gato Strikes Again

    The Hangover: El Gato Strikes Again

    June 5, 2007 at 9:11 am 0 comments

    Devil Rays 4, Royals 2. Carlos Pena was 3-3 and hit his 12th home run and his 56th catwalk. How good has Pena been this season? Of the 12 players in the AL with at least 11 home runs, Pena’s 131 at bats are at least 56 fewer than any […]

     
  • We’re Going Mock Drafting! The Baseball Mock Draft To End All Mock Drafts

    We’re Going Mock Drafting! The Baseball Mock Draft To End All Mock Drafts

    June 4, 2007 at 11:30 am 6 comments

    We love Mock Drafts. We love them because they make us laugh. So called experts spend countless hours sifting through scouting reports and game film and try to match these kids with team needs. They are immensely popular in football and basketball but have recently began to gain steam in […]