Tailgating

  • 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 […]

     
  • Tailgating Game 99: More On Trade Talks With Mariners

    Tailgating Game 99: More On Trade Talks With Mariners

    July 19, 2014 at 3:39 pm 18 comments

    Playing A Little Pepper… No surprise here, but Jon Heyman does confirm that the Rays have discussed top pitching prospect Taijuan Walker with the Mariners in a potential deal that would include David Price, Ben Zobrist, or both. According to Heyman, the two teams have discussed deal involving both players […]

     
  • Tailgating Game 98: Rays (44-53) At Twins (44-50)

    Tailgating Game 98: Rays (44-53) At Twins (44-50)

    July 18, 2014 at 7:01 pm 0 comments

    Playing A Little Pepper… Ryan Hanigan has been placed on the DL with an oblique injury, retroactive to July 9, so there is a good chance he will be on the DL for only a week. Curt Casali (above with Vanderbilt) has been promoted and is in the starting lineup […]

     
  • Tailgating Game 97: Rays Won’t Have Any Players In All-Star Game

    Tailgating Game 97: Rays Won’t Have Any Players In All-Star Game

    July 13, 2014 at 12:05 pm 4 comments

    Playing A Little Pepper… The Rays will not have any players represented on the American League All-Star game roster as David Price has been removed and replaced by former Rays closer Fernando Rodney. Price is scheduled to start today’s game after being moved back a day due to an illness. […]