Elijah Dukes

  • [THE HANGOVER] Winningest Manager In Devil Rays History Is Let Go

    [THE HANGOVER] Winningest Manager In Devil Rays History Is Let Go

    October 3, 2007 at 8:00 am 3 comments

    Devil Rays (66-96) DEVIL RAYS WEBTOPIA… The longest tenured member of the Devil Rays organization, Bill Evers, is being let go by the Rays. Joe Maddon, felt that he and Evers did not have a strong enough relationship. Evers leaves the Rays having compiled the best managerial record in the […]

     
  • The Hangover: The Emergence Of Dioner Navarro

    The Hangover: The Emergence Of Dioner Navarro

    September 26, 2007 at 9:36 am 1 comment

    Devil Rays 7, Yankees 6 (10 innings). It is easy to talk about how good a hitter Dioner Navarro has been on the morning after he hit a walk-off extra-inning home run to beat the hated Yankees. But exactly how good has Navi been in the second half? Since the […]

     
  • The Hangover: It Will All Be Over Soon

    The Hangover: It Will All Be Over Soon

    September 25, 2007 at 8:24 am 7 comments

    Devil Rays (off day) DEVIL RAYS WEBTOPIA… This just in…Evan Longoria is good. Longoria plays third base. Akinori Iwamura plays third base. Aki ranked 23rd (out of 35, min. 250 PA) of major league third basemen in OPS. Aki has a weak arm. Aki may need to move to a […]

     
  • What Do You Like Better..Christmas Or Trading Season?

    What Do You Like Better..Christmas Or Trading Season?

    June 25, 2007 at 1:02 pm 1 comment

    We are now only a little over two months from the trading deadline, but it is never too early to speculate on who the Devil Rays will move before July 31st. This past off-season, the Rays were expected to big players in the trade market with several of their young […]

     
  • The Hangover: Edwin Jackson Could Be Key To Chasing Charlie Hough

    The Hangover: Edwin Jackson Could Be Key To Chasing Charlie Hough

    June 25, 2007 at 10:07 am 1 comment

    Devil Rays 9, Dodgers 4.Early on, it looked like yet another typical performance from Edwin Jackson. After allowing 4 hits (including a home run) and 2 runs in the top of the first, Jackson settled down and held the Dodgers to 5 hits and a walk over the next 5 […]

     
  • The Hangover: James Shields’ Growing Pains

    The Hangover: James Shields’ Growing Pains

    June 21, 2007 at 10:47 am 0 comments

    Diamondbacks 7, Devil Rays 4. James Shields was roughed up in his second straight start. As has been the case all season long, Shields was susceptible to the long ball allowing two home runs. The difference in the last two starts is that the home runs came at inopportune times, […]

     
  • The Hangover: Edwin Jackson Is The Big Tease

    The Hangover: Edwin Jackson Is The Big Tease

    June 19, 2007 at 10:08 am 5 comments

    Devil Rays 10, D-Backs 2. Last night was as frustrating as a 10-2 win can ever be. Edwin Jackson pitched 4.2 innings before being removed from the game for precautionary reasons. Jackson was experiencing cramping in the index finger of his pitching hand. Last night was frustrating because on the […]

     
  • The Hangover: Carlos Pena Is A Stabilizing Force

    The Hangover: Carlos Pena Is A Stabilizing Force

    June 18, 2007 at 8:44 am 0 comments

    Devil Rays 7, Rockies 4.Remember back in the off-season when the only position we were worried about was who would fill the enormous shoes of Travis Lee? Elijah Dukes took his first base mitt to the Arizona Fall League. Jonny Gomes borrowed a glove for about 3 hours early in […]

     
  • 2007 Devil Rays Trade Value Index

    2007 Devil Rays Trade Value Index

    June 15, 2007 at 2:52 pm 0 comments

    Nate Silver of Baseball Prospectus and SI.com recently released his list of the 50 Most Valuable Players in baseball. We took Mr. Silver to task for not including Carl Crawford. Let’s just say we aren’t buying Nate a beer anytime soon. In light of this glaring omission, we thought it […]

     
  • The Hangover: Andy Sonnanstine Earns First Win And A Nickname

    The Hangover: Andy Sonnanstine Earns First Win And A Nickname

    June 11, 2007 at 10:08 am 1 comment

    Devil Rays 9, Marlins 4. It is all about winning series. Find a way to win 2 of 3 every time out. The win yesterday gave the Rays their second straight series win and both were highly improbable. After losing the opening game of each series with bullpen melt-downs of […]