Gabe Kapler

  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Stirrup Power, JoeMa’s Entertaining Ejection And CC’s Sore Shoulder

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Stirrup Power, JoeMa’s Entertaining Ejection And CC’s Sore Shoulder

    June 25, 2010 at 7:48 am 18 comments

    The GBT – The Good, The Bad and The Telling sandwich, where The Bad is nice and lean and the The Telling is ripe. RAYS 5, PADRES 3 THE GOOD: Stirrup Power! If you didn’t get to see yesterday’s game and if you missed our post last night, please go […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss The Duke’s Role, A Window For Hellboy And Rodriguez’ Brainfart

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss The Duke’s Role, A Window For Hellboy And Rodriguez’ Brainfart

    June 23, 2010 at 8:26 am 8 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. The Duke has tossed 8 scoreless innings in his last 3 appearances and has retired 14 in a row helping to save […]

     
  • Kapler To DL; Ruggiano Recalled From Durham

    June 12, 2010 at 6:32 pm 3 comments

    Prior to today’s game, Gabe Kapler was placed on the DL with a hip flexor strain. Justin Ruggiano was recalled from Durham to take his place on the DL. Likes(0)Dislikes(0)

     
  • Projected 2010 Tampa Bay Rays 25-Man Roster

    Projected 2010 Tampa Bay Rays 25-Man Roster

    March 23, 2010 at 1:04 pm 35 comments

    Earlier today, Joe Maddon raised some eyebrows by indicating that Hank Blalock now has a shot at making the opening day roster. With a decision on the final rotation spot expected tomorrow, and several key players still nursing injuries, let’s see what these decisions mean for the opening day roster […]

     
  • Position Battles: A Look At Playing Time During High Leverage Innings

    Position Battles: A Look At Playing Time During High Leverage Innings

    March 16, 2010 at 10:30 am 10 comments

    Spring hitting statistics are fun to track, but often mean little or nothing, even when a player is battling for a position. So then how can we get an idea of which players may have an edge for a starting job or a roster spot? To get a better idea […]

     
  • 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 […]

     
  • Projected 2010 Tampa Bay Rays 25-Man Roster

    Projected 2010 Tampa Bay Rays 25-Man Roster

    March 11, 2010 at 10:00 am 12 comments

    Yesterday, Joe Maddon indicated that Ben Zobrist will likely start the season platooning in both right field and at second base. Let’s take a look at what that means for the rest of the players competing for roster spots and playing time… Notes on the 25-man roster projection… If Gabe […]

     
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    Mark McGwire’s Next Move: Invoke Gabe Kapler

    January 26, 2010 at 10:00 am 6 comments

    Ken Rosenthal has a new piece on how Mark McGwire “needs a do-over.” His apology was not enough. His tearful interview with Bob Costas on MLB Network was not enough. We couldn’t agree more. In fact, if McGwire really wants people to believe that steroids did not help him hit […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Aki’s Option, The Prettiest Pug And Joyce’s D

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Aki’s Option, The Prettiest Pug And Joyce’s D

    November 2, 2009 at 8:32 am 6 comments

    The Rays face an interesting dilemma the day after the World Series ends: What to do with Aki Iwamura’s $4.25 million option. While the amount is cheap for what Aki brings to the table, the Rays can find cheaper options in-house. And the Rays are a club where every million […]

     
  • Rays Re-Sign Gabe Kapler

    October 27, 2009 at 1:19 pm 17 comments

    The Rays announced today (via press release) that they have re-signed Gabe Kapler to a one-year deal. The deal is a major league contract for $1.05 million. He made $1.0 million last season. Kapler, who turned 34 in August, hit .239-8-32 with a 98 OPS+ and .334 wOBA as the […]