Jason Hammel

  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss The Hammer, Perez And The Return Of The Big 4

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss The Hammer, Perez And The Return Of The Big 4

    March 2, 2009 at 8:00 am 0 comments

    Time to bring back 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: Jason Hammel. Hammer made an early statement for the final spot in the rotation with 4 scoreless innings, allowing only […]

     
  • 10 Questions To Be Answered In Spring Training

    February 20, 2009 at 11:38 am 1 comment

    With most of the opening day roster set, there are still a number of questions concerning the Rays entering Spring Training, and not one will be “who will be the closer?” Let’s start to speculate… What can we expect from BJ Upton this season? Most Rays fans that have watched […]

     
  • [HOT STOVE] Rays Sign Lance Cormier

    [HOT STOVE] Rays Sign Lance Cormier

    January 16, 2009 at 3:16 pm 2 comments

    Marc Topkin is reporting that the Rays have signed relief pitcher Lance Cormier to a one-year, $675K contract. To make room on the 40-man roster, the Rays designated Dewon Day for assignment, whom was just claimed off of waivers last week. We have updated the 40-man roster projection to reflect […]

     
  • [EDWIN JACKSON] Edwin Jackson To Tigers Now Done Deal

    [EDWIN JACKSON] Edwin Jackson To Tigers Now Done Deal

    December 11, 2008 at 12:30 am 3 comments

    [Update: 11:58pm] Marc Topkin confirms. [11:30pm] Jon Paul Morosi of the Detroit Free-Press is now reporting that the deal reported earlier, in which the Rays would send Edwin Jackson to the Tigers for Matt Joyce has now been finalized. Joyce, 24, is a left-handed hitting outfielder that hit .252/.339/.492 with […]

     
  • [HOT STOVE] Friedman Provides Some Clues To Off-Season Plans

    [HOT STOVE] Friedman Provides Some Clues To Off-Season Plans

    December 4, 2008 at 4:46 pm 4 comments

    Andrew Friedman met with the media today prior to heading to the winter meetings in Las Vegas. Marc Topkin gives us a few of the more interesting tidbits… * Their “two biggest focal points” of the off-season are improving their offense and strenghtening their bullpen. Nothing new here. * Though […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Maddon Still Undecided About RF And DH For Game 2

    [THE HANGOVER] Maddon Still Undecided About RF And DH For Game 2

    October 3, 2008 at 10:04 am 4 comments

    Click on above images to be taken to full standings, boxscores or schedule… Best and most telling quote we have read yet about the Rays first playoff game comes from Her Rays: You know what was really refreshing about this game. It was the playoffs and the Rays still looked […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Rays Drop Magic Number To 33 Despite Upton’s Mental Mistake

    [THE HANGOVER] Rays Drop Magic Number To 33 Despite Upton’s Mental Mistake

    August 19, 2008 at 11:06 am 1 comment

    THE GOOD: Andy Sonnanstine. All The Duke does is win, improving to 13-6 on the season. Show of hands: Who thought Sonny would be leading the Rays in wins in the middle of August? Put your damn hands down. Of course, Duke did his best Scott Kazmir impersonation last night, […]

     
  • [NEW BULLPEN PIECE] The Rays Have Acquired Chad Bradford From The Orioles

    [NEW BULLPEN PIECE] The Rays Have Acquired Chad Bradford From The Orioles

    August 7, 2008 at 2:47 pm 3 comments

    The Rays added a relief pitcher this afternoon, sending a player-to-be-named-later to the Orioles for Chad Bradford. Bradford, 34 next month, has a 2.45 ERA in 40.1 innings this year. His strikeout rate is dangerously low, but he’s not walking anyone or allowing home runs. He also has a very […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Rays Can Only Manage Split In KC

    [THE HANGOVER] Rays Can Only Manage Split In KC

    July 28, 2008 at 11:42 am 3 comments

    THE GOOD: Got nothin’ THE BAD: Using the batting practice jerseys during a game. We have made our feelings known about this in the past. And we are not the only ones that hate the idea…Yet another GIDP for Carl Crawford…Anytime Jason Hammel is in a game. Not just because […]

     
  • [TRADE DEADLINE] What Do You Like Better..Christmas Or Trading Season?

    [TRADE DEADLINE] What Do You Like Better..Christmas Or Trading Season?

    July 23, 2008 at 3:03 pm 9 comments

    Yesterday we presented our updated Trade Value Index (TVI). With a little over a week until next Thursday’s trade deadline, rather than take a look at the players the Rays may target we will take a look at the players most likely to be sent packing should Andrew Friedman and […]