Kelly Shoppach

  • Postgame Shot Of Joe: Another Friday Win!

    Postgame Shot Of Joe: Another Friday Win!

    April 15, 2011 at 8:59 pm 1 comment

    Just what in the name of Derek Shelton is going on here? The Rays have won again on a Friday night, that’s two in a row. Friday used to be a curse for the Rays, now, thus far this season, it’s a blessing. The Rays — after an uncomfortable early […]

     
  • Rogers: Chirinos Could Push Shoppach For Roster Spot

    Rogers: Chirinos Could Push Shoppach For Roster Spot

    February 12, 2011 at 3:33 pm 24 comments

    When the Rays sent Matt Garza to the Cubs this off-season, most of the attention was focused on the acquisitions of Chris Archer and Hak-Ju Lee. Those two players are now considered among the best prospects in the Rays’ already deep system. But Phil Rogers of the Chicago Tribune says […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss 1,256 Great Games, Lee’s Dominance And The Rays Not Being The Rays

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss 1,256 Great Games, Lee’s Dominance And The Rays Not Being The Rays

    October 13, 2010 at 9:44 am 51 comments

    The GBT – The Good, The Bad and The Telling sandwich, where The Bad is nice and lean and the The Telling is ripe. click above image for boxscore THE GOOD: 1,256. That is the number of regular season and postseason games Carl Crawford played in a Rays uniform. Last […]

     
  • The Fat Catcher Has Likely Played His Last Game With The Rays

    The Fat Catcher Has Likely Played His Last Game With The Rays

    October 7, 2010 at 7:30 am 11 comments

    Yesterday, when we posted the postseason roster, we noted that Dioner Navarro was among those not asked to stay and keep working out with the club in case a player is injured or the team makes changes before the ALCS. Well, it turns out that Navarro was asked to stay. […]

     
  • What Will Rays Do With Their 3-Headed Catcher In 2011?

    What Will Rays Do With Their 3-Headed Catcher In 2011?

    September 3, 2010 at 10:00 am 13 comments

    With the return of Dioner Navarro this week, the Rays now have an interesting dilemma this off-season. When Navi was demoted back in June, we just assumed that he would be non-tendered during the off-season, essentially releasing him. It appeared that the Rays had chosen Kelly Shoppach’s bat over Navi’s defense and familiarity […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Shoppach’s Big Bat, Clumsy Baserunning And Injury Updates

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Shoppach’s Big Bat, Clumsy Baserunning And Injury Updates

    August 15, 2010 at 9:34 am 10 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: Kelly Shoppach. This might be the first time all season that Shoppach made an appearance in “The Good.” He came into the game with […]

     
  • Shoppach Fought His Bat And The Bat Won

    Shoppach Fought His Bat And The Bat Won

    August 6, 2010 at 8:30 am 6 comments

    In the 6th inning of yesterday’s game, with the Rays trailing 6-0, Kelly Shoppach tried his best Bo Jackson impersonation. There was only one problem: Shoppach is not Bo and the bat laughed… Hey Shoppy…Everybody knows, if you are going to get macho with a wood bat, you have to […]

     
  • A Look At The Catchers Defensive Numbers

    A Look At The Catchers Defensive Numbers

    July 19, 2010 at 11:00 am 12 comments

    After this weekend, all three of the Rays catchers have caught at least 20 games. So we thought it would be a good time to take a closer look at how the catchers have performed defensively. First, let’s take a look at some standard defensive metrics (stats do not include […]

     
  • Bartlett Activated; 3-Headed Catcher Lives Another Day

    Bartlett Activated; 3-Headed Catcher Lives Another Day

    June 16, 2010 at 7:33 am 12 comments

    Following last night’s game, the Rays activated Jason Bartlett from the DL and announced he would start tonight’s game in Atlanta. To make room, Justin Ruggiano was sent back to Durham. This means the Rays will keep three catchers (John Jaso, Dioner Navarro, Kelly Shoppach) for the time being. It […]

     
  • John Jaso Needs To Learn A New Position, Right Now

    John Jaso Needs To Learn A New Position, Right Now

    June 8, 2010 at 11:00 am 11 comments

    At some point in the next couple of weeks, the Rays will go back to their normal allotment of two catchers. And based on Joe Maddon’s recent comments, those two catchers will be John Jaso and Kelly Shoppach. Defensively the Rays may sacrifice a little, but that pales in comparison […]