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  • Rays Trade Wil Myers And Ryan Hanigan To Padres In Massive 10-Player, 3-Team Deal

    Rays Trade Wil Myers And Ryan Hanigan To Padres In Massive 10-Player, 3-Team Deal

    December 17, 2014 at 7:10 pm 29 comments

    The Rays have traded Wil Myers to the San Diego Padres in a deal that also involves the Washington Nationals and ten players in total according to several reports including Jim Bowden of ESPN. The trade is pending physicals, but has been confirmed by at least one general manager of […]

     
  • Matt Joyce Traded To Angels For Relief Pitcher

    Matt Joyce Traded To Angels For Relief Pitcher

    December 16, 2014 at 3:24 pm 4 comments

    The Tampa Bay Rays finally pulled the trigger on trading Mat Joyce, sending him to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim near Disneyland for right-handed reliever Kevin Jepsen. Originally a second-round pick in the 2002 draft, Jepsen did not make his big league debut until 2008 and has made 315 […]

     
  • Rays Trade Joel Peralta To Andrew Friedman And The Dodgers

    Rays Trade Joel Peralta To Andrew Friedman And The Dodgers

    November 21, 2014 at 10:01 am 19 comments

    The Rays have announced that they have traded Joel Peralta and triple-A reliever Adam Liberatore to the Los Angeles Dodgers for relief pitcher Jose Dominguez and single-A starting pitcher Greg Harris. Dominguez made 14 appearances out of the bullpen for the Dodgers over the last two seasons. Harris was a […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Discussing More Promotions And Stadium Optimism

    [THE HANGOVER] Discussing More Promotions And Stadium Optimism

    September 15, 2014 at 7:07 am 1 comment

    The GBT – The Good, The Bad and The Telling sandwich, where The Bad is nice and lean and the The Telling is ripe. RAYS 6, Jays 5 (10; boxscore) [No GBT today] Nick Franklin, part of the David Price trade, will be called up today now that the Durham […]

     
  • Tailgating Game 137: First Round Of September Call-ups Announced

    Tailgating Game 137: First Round Of September Call-ups Announced

    August 31, 2014 at 11:49 am 0 comments

    Playing A Little Pepper… In the first wave of September call-ups, the Rays will bring up Curt Casali and pitchers Steve Geltz and Brandon Gomes. David DeJesus will also be activated on Monday. There will be another round of call-ups after the Durham Bulls’ postseason run ends…Kelly Johnson has been […]

     
  • The Case Against The David Price Trade Shows The Rays Are A Victim Of Their Own Success

    The Case Against The David Price Trade Shows The Rays Are A Victim Of Their Own Success

    August 1, 2014 at 7:46 am 36 comments

    Last night I outlined three reasons why the David Price trade was a brilliant move. A lot of fans disagreed. But in shooting down my case, most of those were actually arguing something else. There are two different ways to look at the Price trade: 1) Did the Rays get […]

     
  • Tailgating Game 106: Erik Bedard Cut By The Rays

    Tailgating Game 106: Erik Bedard Cut By The Rays

    July 28, 2014 at 3:09 pm 14 comments

    Playing A Little Pepper… The Rays announced today that they have designated Erik Bedard for assignment to make room for the return of Joel Peralta, who was on the DL for the first time since 2004. Tests revealed Peralta had the chikungunya virus…There is also word from the Trop that […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Discussing Another Win, Evan Longoria’s Head, And A 15-Year-Old Shortstop

    [THE HANGOVER] Discussing Another Win, Evan Longoria’s Head, And A 15-Year-Old Shortstop

    July 3, 2014 at 8:10 am 6 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 6, Yankees 3 (boxscore) THE GOOD: Sean Rodriguez continues to produce, sorta. Two more hits including his 8th home run. He is hitting just .215 […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Discussing More Hitting Woes And Another Injury

    [THE HANGOVER] Discussing More Hitting Woes And Another Injury

    June 24, 2014 at 8:08 am 16 comments

    The GBT – The Good, The Bad and The Telling sandwich, where The Bad is nice and lean and the The Telling is ripe. Pirates 8, RAYS 1 (boxscore) THE GOOD: Cesar Ramos. Ramos did a great job saving the rest of the bullpen, retiring all 7 batters he faced, […]

     
  • Tailgating Game 55: Rays (23-31) At Red Sox (24-29)

    Tailgating Game 55: Rays (23-31) At Red Sox (24-29)

    May 30, 2014 at 4:47 pm 1 comment

    Playing A Little Pepper… Cole Figueroa was optioned back to Durham and Ben Zobrist has been activated and is in the linup tonight…The Rays enter their 3-game set at Fenway Park 8.5 games behind the Blue Jays in last place in the AL East. Only 3 teams in baseball (Cubs, […]