Grant Balfour

  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Balfour’s Arbitration Decision

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Balfour’s Arbitration Decision

    November 30, 2010 at 7:17 am 0 comments

    Today is the deadline for free agents to accept or reject the arbitration offers from their teams. While players like Carl Crawford and Rafael Soriano will certainly decline arbitration for the opportunity at multi-year deals with other teams, Grant Balfour is a bigger question. As a Type A free agent, […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Pena To The Nats, St. Pete’s Loss And CC’s iPads

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Pena To The Nats, St. Pete’s Loss And CC’s iPads

    November 29, 2010 at 7:08 am 3 comments

    Buster Olney had the following to say about the Nationals’ interest in Carlos Pena… Heard this: Some team officials that have talked about Carlos Pena view the Washington Nationals as being the club most enthusiastic about acquiring the first baseman. The key here, is this is what officials from other […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss

    November 24, 2010 at 7:13 am 6 comments

    The Rays offered arbitration to free agents Grant Balfour, Carl Crawford, Rafael Soriano, Randy Choate, Brad Hawpe, Joaquin Benoit and Chad Qualls. The Rays declined to offer arbitration to Dan Wheeler or Carlos Pena. Offering a free agent arbitration is necessary if the Rays want to receive draft pick compensation […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Roster Moves, Soriano’s Future And A Big Bucs Win

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Roster Moves, Soriano’s Future And A Big Bucs Win

    November 22, 2010 at 6:05 am 1 comment

    With the Rule 5 draft pending, the Rays made some roster moves this weekend (via Marc Topkin). First, they declined the option on Jose Ruiz, who had defected from Cuba. Ruiz, 1B, was considered a hot commodity before signing a cheap one-year deal with a four-year option. In addition, the […]

     
  • A Look At The Rays Free Agents And Their Compensation

    A Look At The Rays Free Agents And Their Compensation

    October 22, 2010 at 8:00 am 7 comments

    The Rays have eight potential free agents once the off-season begins. The Elias rankings will determine whether the Rays will receive any compensation should these players sign with another team (see below for a detailed explanation of free agency compensation). MLB Trade Rumors has determined the formula used in the […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Dave’s Disappointment, Honors For Several Rays And A Book

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Dave’s Disappointment, Honors For Several Rays And A Book

    October 20, 2010 at 7:41 pm 0 comments

    Dave Martinez did not get the Blue Jays managerial job. He told Marc Topkin that it is a “little bit disappointing,” but that he may be still be a candidate for the Pirates and Brewers jobs. THE JUNKYARD DOGS WEBTOPIA… Evan Longoria, Carl Crawford and Rafael Soriano were named post-season […]

     
  • 2011 Tampa Bay Rays: In Or Out? The Relief Pitchers

    2011 Tampa Bay Rays: In Or Out? The Relief Pitchers

    October 18, 2010 at 8:30 am 17 comments

    Before we jump into the 25-man and 40-man roster projections, let’s take a look at the one area where we can expect the most change, the bullpen. But before we start thinking about who the Rays may add to the mix, let’s take a look at who might be back […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Niemann’s Rust, Sonny’s Demotion And Surgery For Matt Bush

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Niemann’s Rust, Sonny’s Demotion And Surgery For Matt Bush

    September 1, 2010 at 6:18 am 12 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: Magic Numbers. The Rays lost, and looked bad doing it. But the good news is, the Red Sox lost also, lowering the Rays’ magic […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Crisp’s Revenge, Wheels Gone Bad And Cold Bats

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Crisp’s Revenge, Wheels Gone Bad And Cold Bats

    August 20, 2010 at 7:52 am 19 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: Hellboy IV. Tonight, the immovable object meets the unstoppable force. The Rays are 2-13 in their last 15 Friday games. But the Rays will […]

     
  • The Feared Tropicana Temple Style

    The Feared Tropicana Temple Style

    August 15, 2010 at 3:53 pm 4 comments

    Back in the day, in the prehistoric pre-Devil Raysian era of 1991, aspiring hip-hop producer Robert Diggs (aka the RZA) brought together nine rappers under the banner of the Wu-Tang Clan and revolutionized the hip-hop genre. In his book “The Wu-Tang Manual”, Diggs discussed his method of utilizing each individual […]