01. Players

  • The Great B. J. Upton Debate

    The Great B. J. Upton Debate

    March 15, 2007 at 10:41 am 5 comments

    B. J. “Don’t call me Melvin” Upton is a big story for the Rays this Spring and the Worldwide Leader is starting to pick up on it. Papa Joe Maddon is giving Upton a shot to make the team as a “super-utility” player. He would not have a regular position, […]

     
  • The Hangover: Another Candidate For The Job Seth McClung Does Not Have

    The Hangover: Another Candidate For The Job Seth McClung Does Not Have

    March 15, 2007 at 8:33 am 0 comments

    Moral victory last night. The Rays were losing the entire game so the ‘pen did not blow the lead. We never gave Brian Stokes much of a chance to win the fifth spot in the rotation and…what? We had Stokes in the rotation’s 5th spot earlier this week? Never happened. […]

     
  • The Hangover: The Devil Rays Only Love It When It Rains

    The Hangover: The Devil Rays Only Love It When It Rains

    March 13, 2007 at 10:11 am 0 comments

    Another loss. Want a good reason to hate the Trop? Based on the Spring results so far (1 win came during rain-shortened game) and the inept bullpen, the Rays will go 162-0 if every game were to be shortened due to rain. Maybe they can force a leak in the […]

     
  • The Hangover: Rays First Cuts Expected Today

    The Hangover: Rays First Cuts Expected Today

    March 13, 2007 at 8:48 am 0 comments

    Apparently the Rays have regressed to the point that a pitcher allowing two hits and a walk in one inning of work is “solid“. And the hits losses just keep on comin’. Those fiesty Tiggers…they just don’t know when it is just an exhibition. For the second time in two […]

     
  • The Hangover: Casey Fossum Makes First Start Before Next Injury

    The Hangover: Casey Fossum Makes First Start Before Next Injury

    March 12, 2007 at 8:39 am 0 comments

    Another day…another loss. James Shields was shaky in the first, but settled down and retired nine of the final ten he face. He struck out five in four innings. Seth McClung had a rough outing and Joe Maddon made it clear that he has not decided who the closer is […]

     
  • The Devil Rays Need A Torii Hunter

    The Devil Rays Need A Torii Hunter

    March 11, 2007 at 12:47 pm 0 comments

    Peter Gammons‘ latest ESPN Insider piece highlights a recent meeting between Torii Hunter and the Rays three young prospects B. J. Upton, Elijah Dukes and Delmon Young. Hunter, a former first round pick came from a troubled background to emerge as one of the top center fielders in baseball. He […]

     
  • The Hangover: Seth McClung No Lock To Be Closer

    The Hangover: Seth McClung No Lock To Be Closer

    March 10, 2007 at 10:47 am 0 comments

    Let’s just pretend that last night, and for that matter, the first week of Spring Training never happened. 101 Reasons the Rays could win the World Series this year. Also known as, 101 reasons that Man-Ray’s elevator is not reaching the top floor. We are particularly fond of #60. Yo […]

     
  • The Hangover: Joe Maddon Is Hunting Wabbits

    The Hangover: Joe Maddon Is Hunting Wabbits

    March 9, 2007 at 9:44 am 0 comments

    The Rays lost again. This time to the Pirates 5-2. There were two big story lines. What may be three-fifths of the rotation after the all-star break, Scott Kazmir, Mitch Talbot and Jeff Niemann all struggled and surrendered runs. The other big story was Dioner Navarro who strained a hamstring […]

     
  • Devil Rays Acquire The Rights Of Free Agent Blogger For $535

    Devil Rays Acquire The Rights Of Free Agent Blogger For $535

    March 7, 2007 at 6:41 pm 2 comments

    Last week we mentioned (via Deadspin) that a blogger was auctioning himself off on Ebay. Manny Stiles of ArmchairGM. has never had a favorite baseball team and declared himself a free agent with the proceeds going to charity. The winner of the auction would be able to decide which baseball […]

     
  • Rays Roster And Lineup Projections Update

    Rays Roster And Lineup Projections Update

    March 6, 2007 at 2:30 pm 0 comments

    We are a few weeks, two intra-squad games and four official games into Spring Training. Now is a good time to take a look at our 2007 25-man roster projections. Over the course of the next month we will update these projections twice a week. A couple of notes on […]