01. Players

  • The Hangover: Chad Orvella Never Had A Chance To Make Team

    The Hangover: Chad Orvella Never Had A Chance To Make Team

    March 31, 2007 at 7:41 am 0 comments

    Jae Seo came back down to earth a bit allowing 5 runs in the first inning of his final spring tune up. The Rays lost to the Reds 5-4. BJ Upton had 3 hits and 2 stolen bases. That the Rays decided to send Seth McClung down to Durham doesn’t […]

     
  • The Devil Rays Have Shortened The Distance From Tampa Bay To New York

    The Devil Rays Have Shortened The Distance From Tampa Bay To New York

    March 30, 2007 at 9:15 am 0 comments

    The distance from the Trop to Yankee Stadium is more than just 40 wins and $160 million in payroll. Most of that distance can be measured in a single word. Accountability. When the Devil Rays released Dan Miceli yesterday it barely registered a blip on the national sports radar. That […]

     
  • Gerry Hunsicker On WFAN in New York City

    Gerry Hunsicker On WFAN in New York City

    March 29, 2007 at 1:45 pm 0 comments

    Gerry Hunsicker, the Rays Senior V. P. for baseball operations appeared yesterday on WFAN in New York City. Hunsicker, who has the most baseball experience in the Rays front office, was interviewed by Mike Francesa and Chris Russo of the #1 sports talk radio show in the country, Mike and […]

     
  • The Hangover: B. J. Upton Could Be Starting Second Baseman

    The Hangover: B. J. Upton Could Be Starting Second Baseman

    March 29, 2007 at 8:25 am 0 comments

    The Phillies beat the Rays 9-2 in Scott Kazmir’s final appearance before opening day. Damn, we hate losing to Philadelphia team in anything. So then we just go back and watch our tape of THIS game and we feel soooo much better. It appears as though we will need to […]

     
  • The Hangover: More Cuts Expected Today

    The Hangover: More Cuts Expected Today

    March 28, 2007 at 8:19 am 0 comments

    After the Rays 1-0 win over the Jays, the Rays no longer have the worst spring training record. In fact they are now ahead of the White Sox and the Mets. This time it was the pitching staff led by Casey Fossum. The Fossum Flop pitched 5 shutout innings allowing […]

     
  • The Hangover: Wade Townsend? Never Heard Of Him

    The Hangover: Wade Townsend? Never Heard Of Him

    March 27, 2007 at 8:48 am 0 comments

    The Rays fell to Cleveland 4-3. You can tell that Joe Maddon wants his pitchers working deeper in games this year. For the second time this week a starting pitcher worked 7 innings, a rare sight in spring training. This time it was James Shields, who gave up 4 runs […]

     
  • The Devil Rays Rotation Is Set And Edwin Jackson Appears To Be In

    The Devil Rays Rotation Is Set And Edwin Jackson Appears To Be In

    March 26, 2007 at 10:52 am 0 comments

    We are one week from opening day and based on the pitching assignments that manager Joe Maddon has utilized recently, we now know the order of the Rays starting pitching rotation and it hints at who the 5th starter is. First let’s look at the slots… Scott Kazmir Jae Seo […]

     
  • The Impending Return Of Vince Naimoli

    The Impending Return Of Vince Naimoli

    March 26, 2007 at 7:31 am 3 comments

    Normally we begin the day with The Hangover, but something has come to our attention that just couldn’t wait. Buried at the bottom of a longer article on the growth of the Rays as a franchise is a tidbit that made our jaw hit the keyboard. In what might be […]

     
  • The Hangover: There’s No Tying In Baseball!

    The Hangover: There’s No Tying In Baseball!

    March 25, 2007 at 12:09 pm 0 comments

    OK, maybe there is as the Rays and Red Sox tied 1-1. Edwin Jackson struck out 6 and only walked 2 in 4.2 innings. Gary Glover only surrendered 1 walk in 2 innings. It seems like a bit of a stretch that Jorge Cantu could be sent down to Durham […]

     
  • The Hangover: The Damnedest Spring Training Ever

    The Hangover: The Damnedest Spring Training Ever

    March 23, 2007 at 8:39 am 0 comments

    Remember when the Rays were 1-14? Another win last night on a walk-off single by Elijah Dukes in the 10th and the Rays have now won 5 of 7. B. J. Upton had two RBI and two more hits and now has his spring average up to .277. Casey Fossum […]