Pat Burrell

  • [THE HANGOVER] Cliff Floyd Wants To Return To Rays; May Have To Hire Jeff Gillooly

    [THE HANGOVER] Cliff Floyd Wants To Return To Rays; May Have To Hire Jeff Gillooly

    January 8, 2009 at 9:02 am 0 comments

    Just the links today, Jason Giambi’s birthday. We don’t think David Chalk will be sending any gifts. Also, on this day 7 years ago, the [Devil] Rays were involved in a three-team swap that sent Roberto Hernandez to the Royals. The Rays received Ben Grieve from Oakland and the A’s […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Arbitration Deadline Looms For Five Rays

    [THE HANGOVER] Arbitration Deadline Looms For Five Rays

    January 7, 2009 at 9:31 am 0 comments

    The Rays have five players that are arbitration-eligible: Dioner Navarro, Jason Bartlett, Gabe Gross, Grant Balfour, Willy Aybar. The Rays will have until January 19 to reach an agreement with each of these players prior to filing arbitration numbers. The Rays have a strict “file-and-go” policy. Once arbitration numbers have […]

     
  • [PAT THE BAT] What They Are Saying About The Pat Burrell Signing

    [PAT THE BAT] What They Are Saying About The Pat Burrell Signing

    January 6, 2009 at 9:53 am 0 comments

    We will be appearing as a guest today at 1:00pm on the Rays Digest podcast to talk about the Pat Burrell acquisition. You can listen live HERE, or download the podcast later. Until then, let’s take a look at what is being written about the Rays’ newest bat… [Marc Topkin […]

     
  • [PAT THE BAT] Pat Burrell Agrees To Two-Year Deal With Rays

    [PAT THE BAT] Pat Burrell Agrees To Two-Year Deal With Rays

    January 5, 2009 at 3:19 pm 40 comments

    [Update 6:15pm] Marc Lancaster has some of Burrell’s thoughts from his conference call. Marc Topkin has a couple of quotes from Andrew Friedman. The most telling is that the Rays will have still look to make improvements but that “this signing is a major commitment of our resources and it […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Rays Pitching Prospect Arrested

    [THE HANGOVER] Rays Pitching Prospect Arrested

    January 5, 2009 at 11:01 am 0 comments

    How good is it to be Evan Longoria these days? Las Vegas Weekly reminds us… Tampa Bay Devil Rays third baseman Evan Longoria took Hugh Hefner’s VIP table at the Playboy Club with his eight friends for two hours atop the Palms and enjoyed several games of blackjack in between […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Pat Burrell And The Rays Could Be A Marriage Of Convenience

    [THE HANGOVER] Pat Burrell And The Rays Could Be A Marriage Of Convenience

    December 22, 2008 at 11:25 am 5 comments

    Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe feels the Rays will add one of Jason Giambi, Milton Bradley, Pat Burrell or Adam Dunn. Seems as if the prices for these guys are dropping rapidly, and the Rays might be able to add a pretty good hitter to replace Cliff Floyd and/or […]

     
  • [HOT STOVE] Milton Bradley Has Lunch With Andrew Friedman And Co.

    [HOT STOVE] Milton Bradley Has Lunch With Andrew Friedman And Co.

    December 8, 2008 at 5:48 pm 4 comments

    Ken Rosenthal is reporting that Milton Bradley got off a plane in Las Vegas at the Winter Meetings and went straight to lunch with Rays officials. Jon Heyman adds that the Rays may be considering several of the top right field/DH free agents including Milton Bradley, Pat Burrell, Bobby Abreu, […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Friedman Takes Home Top Executive Honor

    [THE HANGOVER] Friedman Takes Home Top Executive Honor

    November 4, 2008 at 9:25 am 0 comments

    DEVIL DOGS WEBTOPIA… The Sporting News has named Andrew Friedman their Executive of the Year for 2008…So let this be a warning to all. If you are about to join a fantasy baseball league and one of the teams is named “World B. Friedmans”, don’t do it. He’ll kick your […]