Tailgating

  • Tailgating Game 109: Why The Rays Had To Trade David Price Now

    Tailgating Game 109: Why The Rays Had To Trade David Price Now

    August 1, 2014 at 3:53 pm 12 comments

    Playing A Little Pepper… A lot of people think the Rays could have kept David Price for the playoff run and received just as good of an offer this winter. Nobody knows for certain and the best evidence of that is noting that there are also some who believe the […]

     
  • Tailgating Game 108: A Big Sign That David Price Won’t Be Traded

    Tailgating Game 108: A Big Sign That David Price Won’t Be Traded

    July 30, 2014 at 10:18 am 1 comment

    Playing A Little Pepper… If David Price makes his start today, it will be a huge sign that he won’t be traded. If the Rays are close on any potential deal, that other team is going to want Price to skip today’s start which would mean one extra start for […]

     
  • Tailgating Game 107: Wil Myers Nearing Return

    Tailgating Game 107: Wil Myers Nearing Return

    July 29, 2014 at 4:02 pm 10 comments

    Playing A Little Pepper… Wil Myers (remember him?) is nearing his return to the lineup. He will learn his rehab schedule on Friday and on Saturday he is scheduled to take batting practice for the first time since breaking a bone in his wrist. But what will be very interesting […]

     
  • 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 […]

     
  • Tailgating Game 105: A Closer Look At The Rays’ Big Turnaround

    Tailgating Game 105: A Closer Look At The Rays’ Big Turnaround

    July 27, 2014 at 10:04 am 1 comment

    Playing A Little Pepper… Juan Carlos Oviedo was designated for assignment to make room for Jeremy Hellickson who was activated for last night’s start (see GIF below)…The Rays have now won 9 in a row, the second longest streak in team history (12 in 2004). On June 11, the Rays […]

     
  • Tailgating Game 104: Rays (50-53) Vs Red Sox (47-56)

    Tailgating Game 104: Rays (50-53) Vs Red Sox (47-56)

    July 26, 2014 at 4:44 pm 0 comments

    Playing A Little Pepper… The Rays have now won 8 in a row (tied for 2nd longest streak in club history) and are now just 4.0 games behind the Yankees and Blue Jays in the East and in the Wild Card. They are also just 1.0 game behind the Indians…Down […]

     
  • Tailgating Game 103: What It Will Take To Make The Playoffs

    Tailgating Game 103: What It Will Take To Make The Playoffs

    July 25, 2014 at 3:04 pm 25 comments

    Playing A Little Pepper… The Rays won 24 of their first 66 games. Since then they have won 25 of 36 games. The result is the Rays are now just 4.5 games back in the Wild Card and are very much a playoff contender. Of course, the Rays can thank […]

     
  • Tailgating Game 102: David Price Sweepstakes Takes An Interesting Turn

    Tailgating Game 102: David Price Sweepstakes Takes An Interesting Turn

    July 23, 2014 at 4:47 pm 1 comment

    Playing A Little Pepper… The David Price sweepstakes just took an interesting turn. Major League Baseball held their Competitive Balance Lottery today, which awards some small market and low revenue clubs with extra draft picks after the first or second round. The Rays did not get any extra picks, but […]

     
  • Tailgating Game 101: Rays (47-53) At Cardinals (54-45)

    Tailgating Game 101: Rays (47-53) At Cardinals (54-45)

    July 22, 2014 at 5:16 pm 2 comments

    Playing A Little Pepper… Jake Odorizzi will bat 8th tonight…Joel Peralta has been placed on the DL with the illness he thinks he contracted over the break. Jeff Beliveau has been called up to take his place. The move is retroactive to July 13, so Peralta can return next week…David […]

     
  • Tailgating Game 100: Rays (46-53) At Twins (44-52)

    Tailgating Game 100: Rays (46-53) At Twins (44-52)

    July 20, 2014 at 11:30 am 3 comments

    Playing A Little Pepper… The Rays are now 46-53, 4.5 games behind the Blue Jays for 3rd place in the East (5 in loss column). The win also moved the Rays ahead of the Twins in the Wild Card standings and there are now 5 teams between the Rays and […]