Tailgating

  • Tailgating With The Rays: Should The Rays Call Up Wil Myers Now?

    Tailgating With The Rays: Should The Rays Call Up Wil Myers Now?

    April 15, 2013 at 9:23 am 6 comments

    Playing A Little Pepper… The Rays’ offense is in real trouble. Should the Rays call up Wil Myers now? There are a lot of factors in play here. First and foremost is unfortunately service time, something that most teams worry about with their best prospects. The Rays have already passed […]

     
  • Tailgating With The Rays: The Game Map, The Game Graph, And The Game Lineup

    Tailgating With The Rays: The Game Map, The Game Graph, And The Game Lineup

    April 13, 2013 at 10:45 am 0 comments

    Playing A Little Pepper… Will I be able to watch today’s game if I am not living in the Tampa-St. Pete area? Yes, but only if you live in the green area on the map in this link…the506.com Game Graph… [Will be up at game time] Source: FanGraphs Lineup… Flash […]

     
  • Tailgating With The Rays: Evan Longoria To DH For First Time In 2013

    April 10, 2013 at 2:30 pm 1 comment

    Playing A Little Pepper… [No pepper today] Game Graph… [Will be up at game time] Source: FanGraphs Lineup… Flash Jennings, CF Sean Rodriguez, LF Evan Longoria, 3B Ben Zobrist, RF Shelley Duncan, 1B Yunel Escobar, SS Ryan Roberts, 3B Jose Lobaton, C Kelly Johnson, 2B Matt Moore, SP  

     
  • Tailgating With The Rays: Sean Rodriguez’ Days With The Rays May Soon Be Over

    April 9, 2013 at 5:54 pm 6 comments

    Playing A Little Pepper… When Wil Myers is promoted, who is the odd-man out? With Sam Fuld seeing a lot of playing time early on (with Matt Joyce and Desmond Jennings) in the outfield, Ben Zobrist has moved back to second base earlier than we expected. And with Zorilla at […]

     
  • Tailgating With The Rays:

    Tailgating With The Rays:

    April 8, 2013 at 4:47 pm 1 comment

    Playing A Little Pepper… What has been the most surprising development in the first week of the season? I know it has only been one week, but I am a little surprised we haven’t see Evan Longoria get a day off from the field yet. If I would have guessed […]

     
  • Tailgating With The Rays: Why Did The Indians Throw At Evan Longoria? [GIFs]

    Tailgating With The Rays: Why Did The Indians Throw At Evan Longoria? [GIFs]

    April 7, 2013 at 10:28 am 3 comments

    Playing A Little Pepper… Leading off the seventh inning of last night’s game, the Indians hit Evan Longoria on the heiny. Was it intentional? And why hit him at all? As you can see in the GIFs below, Longo clearly thought it was intentional. The umpire must have thought there […]

     
  • Tailgating With The Rays: Trade Ends Most Heart-Breaking Tenure In Rays History

    April 6, 2013 at 4:49 pm 1 comment

    Playing A Little Pepper… Poor Stephen Vogt, but maybe this is the opportunity he needs. After being designated for assignment prior to the start of the season, Vogt has been traded to the A’s for a player to be named later. And thus ends maybe the most heart-breaking tenure in […]

     
  • Tailgating With The Rays: There Is Evidence That Jeff Niemann Will Be On The DL A Long Time

    April 5, 2013 at 3:47 pm 7 comments

    Playing A Little Pepper… Jeff Niemann was placed on the disabled list today and Brandon Gomes was called up to take his place. Is there any reason to think this is serious? Niemann has what is being called “shoulder soreness.” He hasn’t pitched since Spring Training, and even then his […]

     
  • Tailgating With The Rays: Are the Red Sox A Threat In The East?

    April 4, 2013 at 1:18 pm 1 comment

    Playing A Little Pepper… It’s early, but are the Rays and Jays still the favorites in the AL East? Unless things change dramatically, we can go ahead count out the Yankees. They look awful. But at the same time, as bad as the Yankees have looked, the Red Sox have […]

     
  • Tailgating With The Rays: Should We Be Worried About Jake McGee?

    April 3, 2013 at 5:00 pm 2 comments

    Playing A Little Pepper… After one game, what is a bigger concern, Jake McGee or the offense? Jake McGee will be fine. He was a little too fastball-happy as all 21 of his pitches were fastballs. Normally he will throw about 85% fastballs. On the other hand, the offense has […]