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  • 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, […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Discussing Relievers We Trust And A Juiced Ballpark

    [THE HANGOVER] Discussing Relievers We Trust And A Juiced Ballpark

    May 29, 2014 at 7:43 am 30 comments

    The GBT – The Good, The Bad and The Telling sandwich, where The Bad is nice and lean and the The Telling is ripe. Blue Jays 3, RAYS 2 (boxscore) THE GOOD: Jake McGee. Is McGee the Rays’ best reliever right now? Would you rather have anybody else in a […]

     
  • Tailgating Game 54: Rays (23-30) At Blue Jays (31-22)

    Tailgating Game 54: Rays (23-30) At Blue Jays (31-22)

    May 28, 2014 at 3:58 pm 0 comments

    Playing A Little Pepper… Ryan Hanigan was placed on the DL today and Kevin Kiermaier was called up. Hanigan can come off the DL on June 11…Sean Rodriguez is back in the lineup tonight with a right-hander on the mound. In addition, Desmond Jennings is back in the cleanup spot […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Discussing The Jays Season, Sean Rodriguez’ Role, And Alex Cobb’s Heiny

    [THE HANGOVER] Discussing The Jays Season, Sean Rodriguez’ Role, And Alex Cobb’s Heiny

    May 28, 2014 at 7:13 am 25 comments

    The GBT – The Good, The Bad and The Telling sandwich, where The Bad is nice and lean and the The Telling is ripe. Jays 9, RAYS 6 (boxscore) THE GOOD: Offense. If the Rays have a real concern moving forward it is the offense. You gotta figure the pitching […]

     
  • Tailgating Game 42: Rays (18-23) At Angels (21-18)

    Tailgating Game 42: Rays (18-23) At Angels (21-18)

    May 15, 2014 at 6:12 pm 2 comments

    Playing A Little Pepper… Ben Zobrist was placed on the DL today after dislocating his thumb yesterday. Cole Figueroa was promoted from triple-A Durham. Figueroa is a left-handed hitting infielder who can play 2b, 3B, and SS. He even played a little in the outfield last year suggesting the Rays think […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Discussing The End Of Heath Bell, Erik Bedard’s Strong Start, And Wil Myers

    [THE HANGOVER] Discussing The End Of Heath Bell, Erik Bedard’s Strong Start, And Wil Myers

    May 5, 2014 at 7:30 am 24 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 5, Yankees 1 (boxscore) THE GOOD: Erik Bedard. Bedard was able to keep the walks to a minimum (just 1, which is impressive against the […]

     
  • Tailgating Game 18: Rays (8-9) Vs Yankees (10-7)

    Tailgating Game 18: Rays (8-9) Vs Yankees (10-7)

    April 19, 2014 at 4:57 pm 2 comments

    Playing A Little Pepper… After last night’s game, Brad Boxberger was sent back to Durham and lefty CJ Riefenhauser was called up. Boxberger pitched 2 huge innings last night and may have been the biggest factor in the Rays’ comeback. The demotion was probably more about him pitching 3 innings in […]