Grant Balfour

  • [SHOWER-SHOE FUNGUS] Playing A Little Pepper: Chicago White Sox

    [SHOWER-SHOE FUNGUS] Playing A Little Pepper: Chicago White Sox

    May 29, 2008 at 3:31 pm 4 comments

    ODDSMAKERS Trading David Price to the Cardinals for Albert Pujols? We understand the temptation. The Cardinals are in rebuilding mode and are pitching-thin. The Rays have a set rotation, and a top pick that so far appears to be toying with minor league hitters. A Pujols in the Rays lineup […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Garza Discovers Strikezone, Dominates Rangers

    [THE HANGOVER] Garza Discovers Strikezone, Dominates Rangers

    May 29, 2008 at 10:14 am 8 comments

    THE GOOD: Matt Garza finally discovered the strikezone. He had shown improvement in his last start, but yesterday he was dominating. 10 strikeouts. 2 walks. 77 of 114 pitches for strikes (67.5%). He was also 23-30 (77%) in getting strike-one on the batter, and two of the batters in which […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Rays Maintain Spot At Top Of Standings Despite Loss

    [THE HANGOVER] Rays Maintain Spot At Top Of Standings Despite Loss

    May 15, 2008 at 10:30 am 0 comments

    Sorry guys…just the links today…Pulling double-duty over at MLB Trade Rumors. DEVIL RAYS WEBTOPIA… Don’t forget to VOTE for Carl Crawford to start the all-star game. If you haven’t voted yet today, go NOW! [MLB All-Star Voting] In case you missed it, the Rays have signed Scott Kazmir 3-year contract […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The Duke To Make ’08 Debut Tonight

    [THE HANGOVER] The Duke To Make ’08 Debut Tonight

    April 4, 2008 at 7:53 am 3 comments

    THE GOOD: The Rays did not lose their first series of the year. THE BAD: Successful teams win series, and the Rays blew their chance to win their first series of the year. THE TELLING: Fitting that the Rays are .500 after their first series. DEVIL RAYS WEBTOPIA… After last […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Matt Garza Offers Glimpses Of His Talent

    [THE HANGOVER] Matt Garza Offers Glimpses Of His Talent

    April 3, 2008 at 9:23 am 6 comments

    The Good: At times we saw exactly how dominating Matt Garza can be. After allowing a leadoff home run to Brian Roberts, Garza retired six straight and after back-to-back run scoring singles in the 3rd, he retired 8 of the next 9 batters with only a two-out walk mixed in…Yesterday […]

     
  • [THE SATURDAY MORNING REVOLUTION] Rays Opening Day Roster Is Now Set

    [THE SATURDAY MORNING REVOLUTION] Rays Opening Day Roster Is Now Set

    March 29, 2008 at 10:26 am 1 comment

    Tampa Bay Devil Dogs (2 days until opening day) DRG here again to get you through the weekend… Yesterday: Reds 6, Tampa Bay Rays 3. The Good: Carl Crawford was 3-4 with 2 doubles…Carlos Pena hit a ball so hard off the top of the wall in right field that […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Grant Balfour Admits Pressure Is Tough On Him

    [THE HANGOVER] Grant Balfour Admits Pressure Is Tough On Him

    March 28, 2008 at 8:32 am 7 comments

    Tampa Bay Rays (28 days until Opening Day) Yesterday: Tampa Bay Rays 9, Indians 7. The Good: Scott Dohmann retired all 4 batters he faced, including the final out of the 6th inning with the bases loaded…Another errorless game for the Rays who have 21 in the spring. Only 6 […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] If Zobrist Is On DL, Bench Appears Set

    [THE HANGOVER] If Zobrist Is On DL, Bench Appears Set

    March 24, 2008 at 8:31 am 3 comments

    Tampa Bay Rays (7 days until Opening Day) We have a busy, busy day planned here at RI, so be sure to check back early and often…Yesterday: Tampa Bay Rays 10, Reds 9. The Good: The two players that the Rays will rely on to be power sources in 2008, […]

     
  • [THE SUNDAY MORNING REVOLUTION] Rays Will Face Jeremy Guthrie On Opening Day

    [THE SUNDAY MORNING REVOLUTION] Rays Will Face Jeremy Guthrie On Opening Day

    March 23, 2008 at 9:54 am 0 comments

    Tampa Bay Devil Dogs (8 days until opening day) DRG here again to get you through the weekend… Yesterday: Tampa Bay Rays. Rained out. DEVIL DOGS WEBTOPIA… Jeremy Guthrie will be the Orioles opening day starter against the Rays on March 31. The O’s are yet to reveal the remaining […]

     
  • [THE SATURDAY AFTERNOON REVOLUTION] Three Players May Not Be Enough For The Fragile ‘Right Field Triangle’

    [THE SATURDAY AFTERNOON REVOLUTION] Three Players May Not Be Enough For The Fragile ‘Right Field Triangle’

    February 16, 2008 at 3:27 pm 5 comments

    Tampa Bay Devil Dogs (44 days until Opening Day)DRG here again to get you through the weekend…Joe Maddon regularly refers to the “right field triangle” of Cliff Floyd, Rocco Baldelli and Jonny Gomes. Maybe it should be the “right field square”.Floyd has arrived at camp and says that he feels […]