Derek Shelton

  • Postgame Shot Of Joe: Derek Shelton Is Lousy

    Postgame Shot Of Joe: Derek Shelton Is Lousy

    August 8, 2010 at 3:49 pm 27 comments

    Well, thanks to Dirtbag, the Rays avoided being no-hit by Bob Gibson Sunday. Oh, that wasn’t Bob Gibson? Morrow is the guy’s name? Wow, Joe never knew Ken Morrow could pitch. Dude was a helluva hockey player for the Islanders. Guess a great athlete can also be a good player […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss The Struggling Offense, Upton’s Latest Brainfart And Blalock’s Future

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss The Struggling Offense, Upton’s Latest Brainfart And Blalock’s Future

    June 28, 2010 at 7:17 am 10 comments

    The GBT – The Good, The Bad and The Telling sandwich, where The Bad is nice and lean and the The Telling is ripe. Diamondbacks 2, Rays 1 THE GOOD: Wade Davis. Nice strong start from Big Dub. The 7.1 innings was his longest outing of the year and only […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss The Duke, Maddonology And A Little Help From The Vuvuzelas

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss The Duke, Maddonology And A Little Help From The Vuvuzelas

    June 20, 2010 at 11:32 am 4 comments

    The GBT – The Good, The Bad and The Telling sandwich, where The Bad is nice and lean and the The Telling is ripe. THE GOOD: Andy Sonnanstine. After tossing 4.2 scoreless innings Friday and then after Lance Cormier nearly blew a 4-run 11th inning lead, The Duke came in […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Rays Easy Pitching, Bossman’s Easy Glove And Kennedy’s “Commentary”

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Rays Easy Pitching, Bossman’s Easy Glove And Kennedy’s “Commentary”

    May 7, 2010 at 7:47 am 26 comments

    The GBT – The Good, The Bad and The Telling sandwich, where The Bad is nice and lean and the The Telling is ripe. THE GOOD: Making It Look Easy. It feels like every game this season has been like last night. Domination. And it starts with the league best […]

     
  • Staying Classy On Picture Day: Pat Burrell And Co.

    Staying Classy On Picture Day: Pat Burrell And Co.

    March 15, 2010 at 9:30 am 13 comments

    Every team goes through “Picture Day” during spring training where all the players and coaches get all dolled up in their regular season uniforms and have their pictures taken by the professionals. Here is a link to Getty’s pics of the Rays. But before you go look at the entire […]

     
  • Carl Crawford With Derek Shelton (Video)

    February 15, 2010 at 11:00 am 4 comments

    The ESPN cameras were there when Carl Crawford met with Derek Shelton for the first time this off-season. What is telling about this video is that Shelton seems a bit more proactive than most hitting coaches. He has taken the time this winter to fly around the country and meet […]

     
  • Derek Shelton Is Off To A Good Start

    Derek Shelton Is Off To A Good Start

    January 28, 2010 at 11:00 am 3 comments

    There is a lot of debate about the importance of a hitting coach. Often, their biggest challenge is to get hitters out of funks and back to where they are confident swinging a bat. And Shelton’s most important student this off-season is BJ Upton. And how are things working between […]

     
  • Rays Hire Shelton As New Batting Coach

    Rays Hire Shelton As New Batting Coach

    October 21, 2009 at 11:10 am 17 comments

    The Rays today announced that they have hired Derek Shelton as the team’s new hitting coach. For the last four and a half seasons, Shelton served as the hitting coach for the Indians under Eric Wedge. Shelton replaces Steve Henderson, who was let go earlier this month after four seasons […]