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  • [SHOWER-SHOE FUNGUS] Playing A Little Pepper: Florida Marlins

    [SHOWER-SHOE FUNGUS] Playing A Little Pepper: Florida Marlins

    June 24, 2008 at 2:30 pm 3 comments

    FIRST INNINGThe Rays just dropped 2 of 3 to a last place Astros squad after having swept the team with the best record in baseball, the Cubs. Did the Houston series expose the Rays a little? Certainly the ‘Stros are more talented than their record and the Rays might be […]

     
  • [SHOWER-SHOE FUNGUS] Playing A Little Pepper: Florida Marlins

    [SHOWER-SHOE FUNGUS] Playing A Little Pepper: Florida Marlins

    June 13, 2008 at 3:52 pm 2 comments

    FIRST INNING…The Rays just went 3-6 on a tough 9-game road trip, their worst stretch since going 3-8 after starting the season 3-1. Tampa Bay lost 2 of 3 series and went from 1.5 games up in the AL East to 2 games behind the Sox. Of a bigger concern […]

     
  • [SHOWER-SHOE FUNGUS] Playing A Little Pepper: Anaheim Angels Of Los Angeles Near Disneyland

    [SHOWER-SHOE FUNGUS] Playing A Little Pepper: Anaheim Angels Of Los Angeles Near Disneyland

    June 9, 2008 at 3:43 pm 5 comments

    FIRST INNING…The Rays just missed out on the chance for their first road series sweep of the season, in large part because of the emotional implosion of Matt Garza…Can the Rays win with Matt Garza as their third starter? A team can dominate in the post-season with 2 great pitchers. […]

     
  • [SHOWER-SHOE FUNGUS] Playing A Little Pepper: Texas Rangers

    [SHOWER-SHOE FUNGUS] Playing A Little Pepper: Texas Rangers

    June 6, 2008 at 4:45 pm 1 comment

    FIRST INNING…The Rays just lost 3 in a row to the Red Sox and dropped out of first place for the first time since May 24th…Should Rays fans be worried? Not at all. The Red Sox are a more talented team. They have a solid core of veterans with a […]

     
  • [SHOWER-SHOE FUNGUS] Playing A Little Pepper: Boston Red Sox

    [SHOWER-SHOE FUNGUS] Playing A Little Pepper: Boston Red Sox

    June 3, 2008 at 1:45 pm 0 comments

    We decided to mix things up a little bit today. We have been running our “Shower-Shoe Fungus” feature for a few weeks now, on the first day of every series. One problem with the series is we always have more content than we are willing to type out. You will […]

     
  • [SHOWER-SHOE FUNGUS] Playing A Little Pepper: Chicago White Sox

    [SHOWER-SHOE FUNGUS] Playing A Little Pepper: Chicago White Sox

    May 29, 2008 at 3:31 pm 4 comments

    ODDSMAKERS Trading David Price to the Cardinals for Albert Pujols? We understand the temptation. The Cardinals are in rebuilding mode and are pitching-thin. The Rays have a set rotation, and a top pick that so far appears to be toying with minor league hitters. A Pujols in the Rays lineup […]

     
  • [SHOWER-SHOE FUNGUS] Playing A Little Pepper: Baltimore Orioles

    [SHOWER-SHOE FUNGUS] Playing A Little Pepper: Baltimore Orioles

    May 23, 2008 at 3:53 pm 3 comments

    ODDSMAKERS What are the chances Andrew Friedman completes a trade in the next week? Willy Aybar is currently on a rehab assignment in Vero Beach and he is getting playing time at 2B, suggesting the Rays are preparing Aybar to be a utility-player on the big club when he comes […]

     
  • [SHOWER-SHOE FUNGUS] Playing A Little Pepper: Oakland A’s

    [SHOWER-SHOE FUNGUS] Playing A Little Pepper: Oakland A’s

    May 19, 2008 at 3:03 pm 5 comments

    TOSS UP Eric Hinske or Gabe Gross? On May 11th, Cliff Floyd came off the DL and rejoined the Rays for the first time in over a month. As long as Floyd is healthy (and the Rays are playing in an AL park) he will be the Rays starting DH […]

     
  • [SHOWER-SHOE FUNGUS] Playing A Little Pepper: St. Louis Cardinals

    [SHOWER-SHOE FUNGUS] Playing A Little Pepper: St. Louis Cardinals

    May 16, 2008 at 4:23 pm 6 comments

    Over/Unders: 88 wins for the Rays, as predicted by PECOTA in the preseason: The Rays as of today, sit at 24-17. In order to win 88 games, they need to only go 64-57. In other words, they have played 7-over .500 in the first quarter of the season and need […]