Brian Fuentes

  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss The Rays Pursuit Of Brian Fuentes

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss The Rays Pursuit Of Brian Fuentes

    December 31, 2010 at 8:14 am 9 comments

    The Rays are one of several teams interested in signing lefty reliever Brian Fuentes. Ken Rosenthal says Fuentes is looking for $5 million per season and a multi-year deal. The Rays can probably afford $5 million, but we can’t imagine they offer more than a one-year deal plus an option. […]

     
  • Ranking The AL Closers; JP Howell Second Worst

    Ranking The AL Closers; JP Howell Second Worst

    November 30, 2009 at 9:30 am 8 comments

    Last year, Joe Posnanski generated a new statistic to evaluate closers (CLOSER+) based on Bill James’ method of classifying saves. James breaks down save opportunities into three categories: 1. Easy Save. This is a save when the first batter faced is not the tying or go-ahead run. 2. Tough save: […]

     
  • [HAPPY HOUR] ‘Blue Man Grandma’ Will Haunt Our Nightmares

    [HAPPY HOUR] ‘Blue Man Grandma’ Will Haunt Our Nightmares

    October 24, 2008 at 4:09 pm 2 comments

    Earlier today we discussed how a rainout in game 3 will leave the Rays and Phillies scrambling for a starter in a potential game 7. Now we want to hear your opinion… Online Surveys & Market Research DEVIL DOGS WEBTOPIA… Some curious photos from game 2. The “Blue Man” Grandma […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Rays Magic Number Is 69

    [THE HANGOVER] Rays Magic Number Is 69

    July 8, 2008 at 11:36 am 1 comment

    THE GOOD: Carlos Pena’s solo home run with 1 out in the bottom of the 9th inning to tie the game. Could this be the moment that gets El Gato back on track? Prior to that at bat, Pena had left 2 runners on in the 1st inning, 3 in […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Rays Sweep Red Sox, Stretch Lead In East

    [THE HANGOVER] Rays Sweep Red Sox, Stretch Lead In East

    July 3, 2008 at 10:20 am 5 comments

    THE GOOD: The 7th inning. Gary Glover was ginormous in the 7th with a man on second with no outs and Manny Being Manny up in a 4-1 game. There is a very big difference psychologically, between a 3-run lead and a 4-run lead. After working the count full on […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Marlins Giftwrap The Rays 45th Win

    [THE HANGOVER] Marlins Giftwrap The Rays 45th Win

    June 25, 2008 at 10:35 am 6 comments

    THE GOOD: Aki Iwamura’s 2-run home run in the 3rd. How did that get out of the park? That looked like a lazy flyball off the bat. In fact, it was Aki’s 200th career home run…The Top of the 8th could very easily fall in the bad category if not […]