Pepper

  • Playing A Little Pepper: Week 1

    Playing A Little Pepper: Week 1

    April 10, 2009 at 2:00 pm 11 comments

    FIRST INNING (A look back)… The Rays just took two of three from the Red Sox at Fenway Park. In the grand scheme of things it is still just three games of 162, but…Does winning this series mean more than that? This series was big on several levels. First, it […]

     
  • Playing A Little Pepper: Spring Training

    Playing A Little Pepper: Spring Training

    April 3, 2009 at 12:30 pm 16 comments

    FIRST INNING (A look back)… Matt Joyce has been named to the opening day roster as a replacement for BJ Upton…Can Joyce impress enough to stay with the Rays, or is he automatically on his way to Durham when Upton returns from the DL? The biggest question with Joyce is […]

     
  • [SHOWER-SHOE FUNGUS] Playing A Little Pepper: Hot Stove

    [SHOWER-SHOE FUNGUS] Playing A Little Pepper: Hot Stove

    December 16, 2008 at 1:35 pm 14 comments

    FIRST INNING (A look back)…Last week the Rays traded Edwin Jackson to the Detroit Tigers for Matt Joyce…What does this trade mean to the 2009 roster? Barring any further trades, it gives us a sense of who will be competing for which spots in spring training. Moving Jackson opens up […]

     
  • [SHOWER-SHOE FUNGUS] Playing A Little Pepper: Hot Stove

    [SHOWER-SHOE FUNGUS] Playing A Little Pepper: Hot Stove

    December 9, 2008 at 3:12 pm 0 comments

    FIRST INNING (A look back)…The Rays appear to be one of the leading candidates to land free agent Milton Bradley…Knowing how the Rays handled fellow trouble-makers Delmon Young and Elijah Dukes, is it surprising the Rays are interested in Bradley? There is a stark difference between these three players. Dukes […]

     
  • [SHOWER-SHOE FUNGUS] Playing A Little Pepper: Hot Stove

    [SHOWER-SHOE FUNGUS] Playing A Little Pepper: Hot Stove

    December 2, 2008 at 3:40 pm 0 comments

    FIRST INNING (A look back)…The Hot Stove season has been very quiet so far. In addition, several surprise names were not offered arbitration by their former teams…How will this affect the Rays as they begin to mold the 2009 roster? Some are speculating that the current state of the economy […]

     
  • [SHOWER-SHOE FUNGUS] Playing A Little Pepper: Hot Stove

    [SHOWER-SHOE FUNGUS] Playing A Little Pepper: Hot Stove

    November 24, 2008 at 4:20 pm 20 comments

    FIRST INNING (A look back)…The Rays added three players to the 40-man roster last week to protect them from the Rule 5 draft. The most notable exception was Eddie Morlan…Was it a mistake to leave Morlan unprotected? A quick look at the numbers shows Dale Thayer (2.82 tRA, 10.0 K/9 […]

     
  • [SHOWER-SHOE FUNGUS] Playing A Little Pepper: Hot Stove

    [SHOWER-SHOE FUNGUS] Playing A Little Pepper: Hot Stove

    November 17, 2008 at 4:01 pm 10 comments

    FIRST INNING (A look back)…It has now been 3 weeks since the Rays lost the World Series, but at the same time concluded one of the most remarkable and improbable World Series runs in the history of the game…Looking back now, is there anything we have learned? We feel it […]

     
  • [SHOWER-SHOE FUNGUS] Playing A Little Pepper: World Series

    [SHOWER-SHOE FUNGUS] Playing A Little Pepper: World Series

    October 22, 2008 at 6:13 pm 1 comment

    FIRST INNING (A look back)…The heart of the order for the Rays carried the offense in the ALCS…Can they keep it up? After going 2-13 with no RBI in the first game, batters 2-5 (BJ Upton, Carlos Pena, Evan Longoria, Carl Crawford) hit .405/.474/.957 (1.430 OPS) in the next 4 […]

     
  • [SHOWER-SHOE FUNGUS] Playing A Little Pepper: ALCS Game 7

    [SHOWER-SHOE FUNGUS] Playing A Little Pepper: ALCS Game 7

    October 19, 2008 at 4:58 pm 47 comments

    FIRST INNING (A look back)…In game 6, TBS lost their feed to the baseball broadcast and people watching at home missed the first inning…How can a network let something like this happen? TBS blamed the the problem on what sounded like a piece you could buy at Best Buy for […]

     
  • [SHOWER-SHOE FUNGUS] Playing A Little Pepper: Boston Red Sox (Part 2)

    [SHOWER-SHOE FUNGUS] Playing A Little Pepper: Boston Red Sox (Part 2)

    October 13, 2008 at 3:04 pm 3 comments

    FIRST INNING (A look back)…In game 1 the Rays were shutout and didn’t get a hit until the 7th inning. In game 2 the Rays scored 8 runs in the first 5 innings, including 3 home runs…Which offense are we more likely to see the rest of the series? We […]