01. Players

  • Time To Get The Durham Shuttle Warmed Up

    Time To Get The Durham Shuttle Warmed Up

    April 10, 2007 at 11:12 am 0 comments

    Let’s face it, Shawn Camp and Ruddy Lugo are not major league pitchers right now. In spring training Joe Maddon made it clear that there were no more free lunches. No more “scholarships”. This is why we were puzzled when Papa Joe appeared to guarantee Camp and Lugo spots in […]

     
  • Down On The Farm: Casey Fossum Can Feel Mitch Talbot’s Heater

    Down On The Farm: Casey Fossum Can Feel Mitch Talbot’s Heater

    April 10, 2007 at 10:30 am 0 comments

    Durham 5, Pawtucket 0. It was the Mitch Talbot show in Durham last night. Talbot made his first AAA start and still hasn’t allowed a hit. He worked 6 innings, walked 2 and struck out 4. The PawSox broke up the no-hitter with a 2-out single in the 8th off […]

     
  • The Hangover: The Bullpen Couldn’t Hit Water

    The Hangover: The Bullpen Couldn’t Hit Water

    April 10, 2007 at 8:21 am 0 comments

    The Rays dropped their third straight, 8-4 to the Rangers in Arlington. Edwin Jackson made hist first start of the season. He had pop on his fastball, hitting 96-97 regularly. He also had control, with only 1 walk. But he did not have command. He gave up 8 hits and […]

     
  • Down On The Farm: The Dirtbag Is Still Toying With Minor League Pitchers

    Down On The Farm: The Dirtbag Is Still Toying With Minor League Pitchers

    April 8, 2007 at 10:19 am 0 comments

    Durham 9, Syracuse 5. The Bulls took the 3rd game of their opening series and got their first win of the season. Jeff Niemann made his first AAA start and was impressive. He struck out 7 in 5 innings with only 1 walk. He gave up 4 hits and 2 […]

     
  • The Hangover: Casey Fossum Ineffective In Return To Mound

    The Hangover: Casey Fossum Ineffective In Return To Mound

    April 8, 2007 at 8:00 am 0 comments

    The Rays fell behind big in the first two innings and eventually lost to the Jays 8-5. The big blow in the boxscore was a grand slam by the big hurt. However, Rays starter Casey Fossum never gave his teammates a chance. He gaveup 8 hits and a walk in […]

     
  • The Hangover: A Sweet Dream Indeed

    The Hangover: A Sweet Dream Indeed

    April 7, 2007 at 1:12 pm 0 comments

    We had a dream last night that the Rays blew a lead late (as usual) against the Blue Jays but actually rallied to score 3 in the bottom of the 9th off of one of the best closers in baseball including a game-tying 2-run home run by Delmon Young, to […]

     
  • The Hangover: Devil Rays Earn Split With Yankees

    The Hangover: Devil Rays Earn Split With Yankees

    April 6, 2007 at 10:20 am 0 comments

    The Rays earned a sweep against the Yankees with a 7-6 win on a snowy night in the Bronx. One of the Yankee announcers last night mentioned that the Rays were beating the Yankees at their own game. We think it was the other way around. New York committed 3 […]

     
  • The Hangover: Is Bob Gibson’s Arm Available?

    The Hangover: Is Bob Gibson’s Arm Available?

    April 5, 2007 at 8:09 am 0 comments

    Game 2 of the 2007 season was rained out yesterday. No makeup date has been scheduled. If the game had been played, Jonny Damon would not have been in the lineup. He is suffering from a sore calf, which caused him to be removed from Monday’s opener. In fact, now […]

     
  • The Hangover: Carlos Pena Makes Opening Day Roster Afterall

    The Hangover: Carlos Pena Makes Opening Day Roster Afterall

    April 1, 2007 at 8:01 am 0 comments

    The Rays concluded spring training with an 8-3 win over the Mets at the Trop. It’s too bad that the Rays couldn’t have played the Mets on a day that Scott Kazmir started. It would have been fun to see all the Mets fans at the Trop crying. The Rays […]

     
  • Your 2007 Tampa Bay Devil Rays Roster

    Your 2007 Tampa Bay Devil Rays Roster

    March 31, 2007 at 5:41 pm 1 comment

    The Rays made it official today as Jorge Cantu was demoted to Durham, making BJ Upton the Rays starting second baseman. It was probably the last we have seen of Cantu in a Rays uniform, as he has asked to be traded, stating that he “is not a minor league […]