01. Players

  • Cleveland 4, Rays 1: The plays Rays fans will be talking about today

    Cleveland 4, Rays 1: The plays Rays fans will be talking about today

    April 14, 2016 at 8:06 am 5 comments

    The GBT – The Good, The Bad and The Telling sandwich, where The Bad is nice and lean and the The Telling is ripe. Cleveland 4, RAYS 1 (boxscore) THE GOOD: Drew Smyly tied a career-high with 11 strikeouts and probably deserved a better fate. The three runs he did […]

     
  • The plays Rays fans will be talking about today

    The plays Rays fans will be talking about today

    April 13, 2016 at 7:04 am 7 comments

    The GBT – The Good, The Bad and The Telling sandwich, where The Bad is nice and lean and the The Telling is ripe. RAYS 5, Cleveland 1 (boxscore) THE GOOD: After the Rays got a first-inning single from Evan Longoria, Corey Kluber settled down, retiring 16 out of the […]

     
  • Chris Archer calls concern over his health ‘comical’

    Chris Archer calls concern over his health ‘comical’

    April 11, 2016 at 11:23 am 0 comments

    Over the weekend, Blue Jays announcer Buck Martinez reportedly said that he thought Chris Archer isn’t “physically right.” I found this comment odd and out of the blue, but Martinez is a former big-league catcher and manager and had just called a game against the Rays earlier in the week, […]

     
  • The plays Rays fans will be talking about today

    The plays Rays fans will be talking about today

    April 11, 2016 at 7:00 am 5 comments

    The GBT – The Good, The Bad and The Telling sandwich, where The Bad is nice and lean and the The Telling is ripe. Orioles 5, RAYS 3 (boxscore) THE GOOD: Corey Dickerson looks like the real deal. After questions about whether or not his power would translate outside of […]

     
  • Blue Jays announcer is worried Chris Archer is injured

    Blue Jays announcer is worried Chris Archer is injured

    April 9, 2016 at 1:16 pm 2 comments

    Chris Archer had a rough night on Friday, giving up 6 runs in 5.0 innings including 4 home runs in the 6-1 loss. Most would chalk it up to an off night, but Toronto Blue Jays announcer Buck Martinez is worried something else is up. According to Jerry Crasnick of […]

     
  • Rays win on bizarre walk-off interference call

    Rays win on bizarre walk-off interference call

    April 5, 2016 at 9:31 pm 5 comments

    The Rays won their first game of the season on Tuesday night, but they needed a bizarre interference call to make it happen. Trailing 3-2 in the 9th inning, the Blue Jays loaded the bases with one out with Edwin Encarnacion at the plate. He hit a groundball to Evan Longoria […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The Good, The Bad, and The Telling of Opening Day

    [THE HANGOVER] The Good, The Bad, and The Telling of Opening Day

    April 3, 2016 at 6:14 pm 8 comments

    The GBT – The Good, The Bad and The Telling sandwich, where The Bad is nice and lean and the The Telling is ripe. Blue Jays 5, RAYS 3 (boxscore) THE GOOD: Chris Archer settled down. After a shaky start, Big Tree settled down. He ended up giving up 3 […]

     
  • Curt Schilling says Chris Archer’s hair is not ‘Big League’

    Curt Schilling says Chris Archer’s hair is not ‘Big League’

    April 3, 2016 at 4:25 pm 8 comments

    During the Rays’ Opening Day game against the Blue Jays, ESPN announcers did a side-by-side comparison of Chris Archer and Marcus Stroman, leading to an odd exchange in which Curt Schilling uses the telestrator to criticize Archer’s hair. “Everything but this right here [is] Big League,” Schilling says as he […]

     
  • Longo’s new muscle, kicking James Loney on the way out, and selling the first pitch: It’s Opening Day!

    Longo’s new muscle, kicking James Loney on the way out, and selling the first pitch: It’s Opening Day!

    April 3, 2016 at 10:24 am 0 comments

    Happy Opening Day! The Rays will take on the Blue Jays at 4:00 at The Trop today to start the 2016 season. The game is sold out and Chris Archer will be on the mound and the game will be broadcast nationally on ESPN2. As you can see above, the […]

     
  • Rays announce opening day lineup with only one minor surprise

    Rays announce opening day lineup with only one minor surprise

    April 1, 2016 at 11:36 am 4 comments

    The Rays announced the opening day lineup for Sunday’s game against the Blue Jays and there was only one minor surprise. The one question that was still up in the air for opening day was who would catch Chris Archer, Curt Casali or Hank Conger. It turns out Kevin Cash will […]