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  • Tailgating Game 123: The Return Of Flash

    Tailgating Game 123: The Return Of Flash

    August 19, 2013 at 4:04 pm 2 comments

    Playing A Little Pepper… The Rays have activated Desmond Jennings as expected. Brandon Gomes was option down to triple-A. Flash is in the lineup tonight and leading off…The Rays have now 18 of their last 27 1-run games, a sign a strong bullpen…Jose Lobaton became the first catcher since 1917 […]

     
  • Tailgating Game 121: Brandon Gomes Returns As Luke Scott Gets A 2-Week Vacation

    Tailgating Game 121: Brandon Gomes Returns As Luke Scott Gets A 2-Week Vacation

    August 17, 2013 at 3:53 pm 3 comments

    Playing A Little Pepper… The Rays have activated Brandon Gomes from the disabled list. He hasn’t pitched in a game for the Rays since May 7. To make room on the roster, Luke Scott was placed on the disabled list with lower back spasms. To make room on the 40-man […]

     
  • Tailgating Game 119: Rays Cut Ryan Roberts, Replace Him With A Huge-A$$ Snake

    Tailgating Game 119: Rays Cut Ryan Roberts, Replace Him With A Huge-A$$ Snake

    August 15, 2013 at 4:19 pm 2 comments

    Playing A Little Pepper… The Rays cut Ryan Roberts to make room for Alex Cobb on the roster. Roberts was designated for assignment, so if he clears waivers, he could still accept an assignment to triple-A and possibly return in September…Joe Maddon invited a huge-a$$ snake into the locker room […]

     
  • Rays Add A Reliever From The Astros, Demote Josh Lueke

    Rays Add A Reliever From The Astros, Demote Josh Lueke

    August 12, 2013 at 3:28 pm 11 comments

    The Rays have claimed left-handed reliever Wesley Wright off waivers from the Houston Astros. [UPDATE] To make room for Wright, the Rays have demoted Josh Lueke according to Roger Mooney of TBO.com. Wright has spent all or part of each of the last six seasons with the Astros. This season […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Hellickson’s Struggles And The Upcoming Roster Shake-Up

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Hellickson’s Struggles And The Upcoming Roster Shake-Up

    August 12, 2013 at 8:54 am 8 comments

    The GBT – The Good, The Bad and The Telling sandwich, where The Bad is nice and lean and the The Telling is ripe. Dodgers 8, RAYS 2 (boxscore) THE GOOD: Playoffs. The Rays’ playoff hopes are shrinking, but the Rays are still in control of their own destiny. The […]

     
  • He Gone: Kyle Farnsworth Has Been Designated For Assignment

    He Gone: Kyle Farnsworth Has Been Designated For Assignment

    August 9, 2013 at 1:52 pm 9 comments

    Kyle Farnsworth has been designated for assignment by the Rays and Josh Lueke has been called up from Durham to take his spot according to Marc Topkin of TampaBay.com. Farnsworth was struggling in his third season with the Rays. In 39 appearances he had a 5.76 ERA (4.33 FIP) and […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss News From The All-Star Break

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss News From The All-Star Break

    July 19, 2013 at 9:11 am 0 comments

    The links are below, but before we get to them here is Leslie Anderson hitting a home run a couple of days ago… THE JUNKYARD DOGS WEBTOPIA… James Loney will be away from the team for 3 days as he takes paternity leave. Ryan Roberts has been called up to […]

     
  • Tailgating Game 84: A Suspension For Porcello, A Demotion For Roberts, And Another First-Rounder Signs

    Tailgating Game 84: A Suspension For Porcello, A Demotion For Roberts, And Another First-Rounder Signs

    July 2, 2013 at 6:06 pm 2 comments

    Playing A Little Pepper… Tigers pitcher Rick Porcello has been suspended six games for intentionally hitting Ben Zobrist…The Rays made it official today, activating David Price and demoting Ryan Roberts to triple-A Durham…The Rays also announced today that they have signed their second first-round pick, Ryne Stanek a right-handed pitcher from the University […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Wil Myers Promotion, And More On Wil Myers

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Wil Myers Promotion, And More On Wil Myers

    June 17, 2013 at 8:30 am 6 comments

    The GBT – The Good, The Bad and The Telling sandwich, where The Bad is nice and lean and the The Telling is ripe. Royals 5, RAYS 3 (boxscore) THE GOOD: Willlllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll Myers. Remember when some kept saying “the Rays won’t call Myers up because there is nowhere for him […]

     
  • Wil Myers Promoted By Tampa Bay Rays

    Wil Myers Promoted By Tampa Bay Rays

    June 16, 2013 at 4:57 pm 18 comments

    Well, it’s official, Rays’ top prospect Wil Myers has been promoted and will join the Rays when they travel to Boston. To make room on the roster, Ryan Roberts has been optioned to triple-A. Myers will wear no. 9. The Rays have an open spot on the 40-man roster, so […]