Cliff Floyd

  • [THE HANGOVER] The Rays Are Beginning To Believe

    [THE HANGOVER] The Rays Are Beginning To Believe

    February 21, 2008 at 9:07 am 2 comments

    Tampa Bay Rays (39 days until Opening Day) A while back we were critical of Joe Maddon for the following quote… I think [81 wins is] a reasonable goal…But of course I don’t want us just to stop there. Some thought we were too hard on Papa Joe. Our point […]

     
  • [THE SATURDAY AFTERNOON REVOLUTION] Three Players May Not Be Enough For The Fragile ‘Right Field Triangle’

    [THE SATURDAY AFTERNOON REVOLUTION] Three Players May Not Be Enough For The Fragile ‘Right Field Triangle’

    February 16, 2008 at 3:27 pm 5 comments

    Tampa Bay Devil Dogs (44 days until Opening Day)DRG here again to get you through the weekend…Joe Maddon regularly refers to the “right field triangle” of Cliff Floyd, Rocco Baldelli and Jonny Gomes. Maybe it should be the “right field square”.Floyd has arrived at camp and says that he feels […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] All Evan Longoria Needs Is A Chance, And Now He’s Got It

    [THE HANGOVER] All Evan Longoria Needs Is A Chance, And Now He’s Got It

    February 12, 2008 at 9:54 pm 3 comments

    Tampa Bay Rays (1 day until pitchers and catchers report) It is what he wanted. It is what we wanted. It is not necessarily what the front office wanted. But now it looks like Evan Longoria will get the opportunity to prove in Spring Training that he belongs in the […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The Rays Add Trever Miller And Eric Hinske To The Mix

    [THE HANGOVER] The Rays Add Trever Miller And Eric Hinske To The Mix

    February 7, 2008 at 9:07 am 0 comments

    Tampa Bay Rays (7 days until pitchers and catchers report)The Rays signed a pair of players yesterday. Relief pitcher Trever Miller was signed to a one year contract that will pay him $1.6 million this season with a $2 million team option in 2009. Miller previously pitched for the Rays […]

     
  • [PROJECTING STATS] Right Field and DH To Be Much Improved In 2008

    [PROJECTING STATS] Right Field and DH To Be Much Improved In 2008

    January 24, 2008 at 2:26 pm 6 comments

    Bill Chastain has his latest installment of “Around the Horn” in which he previews the 2008 Tampa Bay Rays “positions”. This time it is the outfielders. The most telling statement in the piece is a quote from Joe Maddon in which he states that he would prefer to not use […]

     
  • [CLIFF FLOYD] Rays And Cliff Floyd Agree On One-Year Deal

    [CLIFF FLOYD] Rays And Cliff Floyd Agree On One-Year Deal

    December 14, 2007 at 5:57 pm 0 comments

    [Ed. note (4:29pm): Eduardo Encina is reporting that the contract has not been finalized] Yahoo! Sports (are we the only ones that loathe the exclamation point?) is reporting that the Rays have signed Cliff Floyd to a 1-year contract with a team option in 2009. Floyd will make a base […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The Curious Case Of Syd Finch Elliot Johnson

    [THE HANGOVER] The Curious Case Of Syd Finch Elliot Johnson

    December 14, 2007 at 10:36 am 8 comments

    Tampa Bay Rays (62 days until pitchers and catchers report)Has any prospect in the Rays system fallen farther, faster than Elliot Johnson? Many had Johnson pegged to be the Rays opening day second baseman in 2008 after a strong 2006 campaign in AA Montgomery. While his numbers were not earth-shattering, […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Tampa Bay Rays Have Already Improved By 12 Games Over 2007

    [THE HANGOVER] Tampa Bay Rays Have Already Improved By 12 Games Over 2007

    December 6, 2007 at 10:36 am 0 comments

    Tampa Bay Rays (66-96) DEVIL RAYS WEBTOPIA… Here is an interesting mathematical projection of the Rays 2008 season. Just based on the upgrade in the rotation with the addition of Matt Garza and the upgrade in defense with the addition of Jason Bartlett, the Rays will give up 121 fewer […]