Tim Beckham

  • [THEO EPSTEIN] Theo Epstein Knows Little About Why Rays Are Winning

    [THEO EPSTEIN] Theo Epstein Knows Little About Why Rays Are Winning

    June 28, 2008 at 2:51 pm 5 comments

    Red Sox GM Theo Epstein appeared on Cal Ripken’s XM Radio show, Ripken Baseball. Epstein was asked about the sudden surge of the Tampa Bay Rays. “Obviously they’ve been picking at the top part of the draft for the better part of a decade now and they haven’t missed with […]

     
  • [DOWN ON THE FARM] Tim Beckham To Debut Tonight

    [DOWN ON THE FARM] Tim Beckham To Debut Tonight

    June 26, 2008 at 7:50 am 6 comments

    Lehigh Valley 4, Durham 3. Ben Hendrickson gave up a single unearned run in 7 innings…Elliot Johnson hit his 4th home run and drove in 2. Mobile 6, Montgomery 4. James Houser gave up 6 runs in 4 innings…Chris Nowak drove in 3 of the runs on 1-3 hitting. Vero […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The Rays Are Magilicious

    [THE HANGOVER] The Rays Are Magilicious

    June 20, 2008 at 10:23 am 2 comments

    THE GOOD: Getting on base in the bottom of the 7th inning. The inning started with 2 walks and a hit-by-pitch. Another HBP with Aki Iwamura at the plate drove in a run. That was followed by Carl Crawford’s second career grand slam, making it 6-3 and effectively killing the […]

     
  • [DOWN ON THE FARM] Rays Sign Top Pick Beckham; Expected To Debut Next Week At Princeton

    [DOWN ON THE FARM] Rays Sign Top Pick Beckham; Expected To Debut Next Week At Princeton

    June 20, 2008 at 8:07 am 2 comments

    Norfolk 8, Durham 6. Jeremy Cummings had his second poor outing in his last 3 starts. He was touched for 8 runs (7 earned) in 4.1 innings…Reid Brignac was 1-3 with 2 walks. He now has 6 walks (to 7 strikeouts) in his last 10 games. He only had 13 […]

     
  • [DOWN ON THE FARM] Price Could Make Next Start In AA; Beckham Could Be Signed By Weekend

    [DOWN ON THE FARM] Price Could Make Next Start In AA; Beckham Could Be Signed By Weekend

    June 18, 2008 at 7:36 am 0 comments

    Durham 6, Buffalo 3. [completion of game from previous day] Jeff Niemann pitched the first 2.1 innings 2 days ago…Juan Salas was on the mound when the game resumed yesterday. He struck out 3 in 1.2 innings…Joel Guzman added a 2-run double to the 2-run home run he hit the […]

     
  • [DOWN ON THE FARM] Houser Earns First Win And Rollins Tosses 3-Hitter

    [DOWN ON THE FARM] Houser Earns First Win And Rollins Tosses 3-Hitter

    June 9, 2008 at 9:10 am 0 comments

    Durham 3, Charlotte 2. The Bulls scored once in the 8th to tie and once in the 9th for the win. Jon Weber’s sac fly in the 8th tied it and Nathan Haynes’ walk-off single in the 9th with 2 outs was the game-winner…Ben Hendrickson gave up 2 runs in […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Luck Starting To Fall In Rays’ Favor

    [THE HANGOVER] Luck Starting To Fall In Rays’ Favor

    June 8, 2008 at 12:29 pm 1 comment

    THE GOOD: Willy Aybar saves the day. The Rays loaded the bases with 1 out in the 8th and Evan Longoria struck out on a hanging 3-2 pitch. Now with 2 outs, Aybar doubled to right and drove in 2 to break a 2-2 tie…Jason Bartlett was even more day-savingish. […]

     
  • [RULE 4 DRAFT] Recapping The First Day Of The Draft

    [RULE 4 DRAFT] Recapping The First Day Of The Draft

    June 6, 2008 at 2:50 pm 11 comments

    THE GOOD: The consensus seem to be that the Rays took the player with the best chance to be a superstar in the big leagues, in Tim Beckham. THE BAD: Can somebody please explain to us why Tim Beckham was wearing an old Devil Rays’ cap after he was drafted? […]

     
  • [2008 RULE 4 DRAFT] Rays To Pick Beckham After Posey Makes $12MM Demand

    [2008 RULE 4 DRAFT] Rays To Pick Beckham After Posey Makes $12MM Demand

    June 5, 2008 at 11:18 am 2 comments

    Word is starting to leak out that the Tampa Bay Rays will select high school shortstop Tim Beckham with the top pick in the draft. It had been thought that the Rays were deciding between Beckham and Florida State catcher Buster Posey. Many will say that the decision was based […]

     
  • [DOWN ON THE FARM] Power Struggle Within Rays Over Posey Or Beckham

    [DOWN ON THE FARM] Power Struggle Within Rays Over Posey Or Beckham

    June 5, 2008 at 7:19 am 1 comment

    Richmond 8, Durham 1. Chris Mason dropped to 2-6 after allowing 5 runs in 5.1 innings on 10 hits and no walks. He struck out 6…Reid Brignac had 2 of the Bulls 5 hits in 4 at bats. Montgomery 10, Carolina 2. Richard de los Santos gave up 2 runs […]