Elijah Dukes

  • The Hangover: Joe Maddon Is Hunting Wabbits

    The Hangover: Joe Maddon Is Hunting Wabbits

    March 9, 2007 at 9:44 am 0 comments

    The Rays lost again. This time to the Pirates 5-2. There were two big story lines. What may be three-fifths of the rotation after the all-star break, Scott Kazmir, Mitch Talbot and Jeff Niemann all struggled and surrendered runs. The other big story was Dioner Navarro who strained a hamstring […]

     
  • The Hangover: Jae Seo Solid And Bullpen Still Sucks

    The Hangover: Jae Seo Solid And Bullpen Still Sucks

    March 6, 2007 at 8:42 am 0 comments

    We didn’t think it would be possible, but it looks like Casey Fossum has come up with a way to throw even slower than he did last season. Another game, and another solid performance by a Korean pitcher named Jae. Jae Seo made his first appearance of the Spring and […]

     
  • The Hangover: Yet Another Rays-Marlins Trade Rumor…*Yawn*

    The Hangover: Yet Another Rays-Marlins Trade Rumor…*Yawn*

    March 4, 2007 at 2:34 pm 0 comments

    We are a little late today, but sometimes, “The Hangover” feature really is a hangover. It took Scott Kazmir 41 pitches to record four outs in the Rays 6-5 victory over the Jays yesterday. Kaz is still young but throwing too many pitches is the only thing that is standing […]

     
  • The Hangover: Akinori Iwamura, 20-40 Guy. Muu-RAH!

    The Hangover: Akinori Iwamura, 20-40 Guy. Muu-RAH!

    February 27, 2007 at 8:56 am 0 comments

    One of the biggest questions entering the 2007 season is how well Akinori Iwamura will adjust to Major League pitching. Most believe that his average will drop slightly, but his power will take a big hit. What nobody has speculated on is his base stealing totals. Well, despite a career […]

     
  • The Hangover: Lil’ Zimms Disses A-Rod, Drive-bys To Ensue

    The Hangover: Lil’ Zimms Disses A-Rod, Drive-bys To Ensue

    February 23, 2007 at 9:26 am 1 comment

    The Hardball Times have made a gallant effort to try and project Akinori Iwamura’s stats for 2007. The problem they face is that there have not been many comparable players that have made the jump from Japan to the Majors. The only similar player (ie. slugger) was Hideki Matsui. Well, […]

     
  • The Hangover: Is Elijah Dukes Overweight?

    The Hangover: Is Elijah Dukes Overweight?

    February 21, 2007 at 1:03 pm 0 comments

    This is why the Rays reporters bug the heck out of us. Here is an article about Elijah Dukes. The article itself is fairly benign. But early in the article Dukes has the following quote… Hopefully when I get that call saying I’m in the league, I’ll probably be about […]

     
  • Jonny Gomes, Meet Kevin Maas

    Jonny Gomes, Meet Kevin Maas

    February 20, 2007 at 10:05 pm 0 comments

    Word has come down that Joe Maddon is no longer considering Jonny Gomes for playing time at first base. Gomes has arrived to Spring Training healthy and strong and Maddon says that makes him an outfielder. Of course somebody should tell Mr. Gomes that, as he apparently didn’t even bring […]