Grant Balfour

  • [THE HANGOVER] What Rays fans need to know today

    [THE HANGOVER] What Rays fans need to know today

    May 27, 2015 at 7:31 am 9 comments

    The GBT – The Good, The Bad and The Telling sandwich, where The Bad is nice and lean and the The Telling is ripe. Mariners 7, RAYS 6, 10 innings (boxscore) THE GOOD: Jake Elmore was called back up and made the most of his first game back with a […]

     
  • Why the Rays cut ties with Grant Balfour, their highest-paid pitcher

    Why the Rays cut ties with Grant Balfour, their highest-paid pitcher

    April 20, 2015 at 10:11 am 6 comments

    Following Saturday’s game, the Tampa Bay Rays made a surprising move when they designated Grant Balfour for assignment, the first step in ultimately releasing their highest-paid pitcher without getting anything in return. The move was a bit surprising, not only because the Rays will have to eat what’s left of […]

     
  • Rays waive Grant Balfour despite $7 million salary

    Rays waive Grant Balfour despite $7 million salary

    April 18, 2015 at 10:54 pm 9 comments

    The Tampa Bay Rays have designated relief pitcher Grant Balfour for assignment after Saturday’s game the first step in releasing the former closer. The Rays have promoted Brandon Gomes to take Balfour’s spot. Gomes has been added to the 40-man roster. Balfour, struggled in the Rays’ loss to the Yankees […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] What Rays fans need to know today

    [THE HANGOVER] What Rays fans need to know today

    March 16, 2015 at 7:55 am 3 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 8, Mets 4 (boxscore) THE GOOD: The Rays wore light blue socks in honor of Grant Balfour’s father who recently passed away. The elder Balfour was […]

     
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    [THE HANGOVER] What Rays fans need to know today

    March 3, 2015 at 9:32 am 6 comments

    Here is the Rays’ TV broadcast schedule, which will include 150 games  on Sun Sports and three more on Fox Sports 1. That leaves nine games that will not be broadcast locally. Most of those are mid-week afternoon games or late-night west coast games. On a related note, I just […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] What Rays fans need to know today

    [THE HANGOVER] What Rays fans need to know today

    February 5, 2015 at 8:35 am 7 comments

    Grant Balfour has been inducted into the Australian Baseball Hall of Fame despite still being an active player. According to Baseball Australia, Balfour’s “inevitable induction” was moved up so that his ailing father could witness this ceremony. Congrats to Balf. THE JUNKYARD DOGS WEBTOPIA… The Rays have confirmed the signings […]

     
  • Grant Balfour Sarcastically Tipped His Cap To Rays Fans Booing His Latest Disaster

    Grant Balfour Sarcastically Tipped His Cap To Rays Fans Booing His Latest Disaster

    August 20, 2014 at 10:35 am 13 comments

    It might be time for the Rays to give Grant Balfour an extended vacation on the disabled list with a sore left attitude. During the 11th inning of Tuesday night’s loss to the Tigers, Balfour had one of his worst performances of a season full of horrible performances. He faced […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Discussing Evan Longoria’s Ho-Hum Single, Grant Balfour’s Latest Implosion, And Kevin Kiermaier’s Bad Play

    [THE HANGOVER] Discussing Evan Longoria’s Ho-Hum Single, Grant Balfour’s Latest Implosion, And Kevin Kiermaier’s Bad Play

    August 20, 2014 at 8:02 am 21 comments

    The GBT – The Good, The Bad and The Telling sandwich, where The Bad is nice and lean and the The Telling is ripe. Tigers 8, RAYS 6 (11; boxscore) THE GOOD: (none today) THE BAD: Free Passes. Rays pitchers walked 10 batters, a season high, including 4 in the […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Discussing Kevin Kiermaier’s Power And Grant Balfour’s Swagger

    [THE HANGOVER] Discussing Kevin Kiermaier’s Power And Grant Balfour’s Swagger

    June 20, 2014 at 8:25 am 3 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, Astros 0 (boxscore) THE GOOD: Chris Archer. 6.2 shutout innings. 8 strikeouts. 2 walks…Kevin Kiermaier. Here are K2’s home runs by years at all […]

     
  • Grant Balfour Is No Longer The Rays’ Closer

    Grant Balfour Is No Longer The Rays’ Closer

    June 9, 2014 at 10:56 am 28 comments

    Earlier today we talked about the struggles of Grant Balfour this season and now Joe Maddon has announced that Balfour is no longer the closer and the team will instead use a bullpen-by-committee. Maddon added that he wants Balfour to regain his confidence. The irony of this move is that […]