Troy Percival

  • Why The Rays Columnists Suck: Gary Shelton

    Why The Rays Columnists Suck: Gary Shelton

    February 18, 2009 at 3:00 pm 0 comments

    Sorry. It has to be done… There have been 600 kazillion billion preseason previews written about the Rays. One of the tell-tale signs that many of these writers know little about the Rays is when they discuss who is going to close for the Rays. We expect that from writers […]

     
  • [Happy Hour] Raise Your Glass To The 5th Starter, The Lack Of Rays In The WBC And Percy’s Physique

    [Happy Hour] Raise Your Glass To The 5th Starter, The Lack Of Rays In The WBC And Percy’s Physique

    February 13, 2009 at 8:00 am 0 comments

    Bunch of stuff going on in the Raysiverse this afternoon, so let’s dust off the Friday Afternoon Happy Hour. DEVIL DOGS WEBTOPIA… Joe Maddon and Andrew Friedman held court with the press in Port Charlotte today, where Coach Joe addressed the hunger to get back to the World Series and […]

     
  • [HOT STOVE] Rays Sign Lance Cormier

    [HOT STOVE] Rays Sign Lance Cormier

    January 16, 2009 at 3:16 pm 2 comments

    Marc Topkin is reporting that the Rays have signed relief pitcher Lance Cormier to a one-year, $675K contract. To make room on the 40-man roster, the Rays designated Dewon Day for assignment, whom was just claimed off of waivers last week. We have updated the 40-man roster projection to reflect […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] There Is Nothing ‘Utility’ About Julianna Zobrist

    [THE HANGOVER] There Is Nothing ‘Utility’ About Julianna Zobrist

    December 29, 2008 at 11:07 am 1 comment

    We are still waiting on an official announcement from the Rays that they have signed reliever Joe Nelson. Nelson announced on December 24 that he had agreed to a one-year, $1.3 million contract with the Rays. As per most deals, the contract requires the player to pass a physical and […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Look At What The Edwin Jackson Trade Means For The Rays

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Look At What The Edwin Jackson Trade Means For The Rays

    December 11, 2008 at 10:49 am 7 comments

    Last night the Rays acquired outfielder Matt Joyce from the Detroit Tigers for Edwin Jackson. What this trade means for the rotation…Since the end of the World Series it seemed obvious that the Rays were going to trade either Andy Sonnanstine or Edwin Jackson. To most, Jackson seemed to be […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] If You Can ‘Belly Wiggle’ And Scare Children, The Rays Have A Job For You

    [THE HANGOVER] If You Can ‘Belly Wiggle’ And Scare Children, The Rays Have A Job For You

    December 4, 2008 at 9:53 am 0 comments

    Last month the Rays let go the lady that played the part of the mascot, Raymond. Do you think you can fill his enormous shoes? Here is your chance. The Rays have released an official announcement seeking a new “Raymond”. Some of the key requirements… Play a pivotal role in […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Percival Set For Surgery, Out Until At Least March

    [THE HANGOVER] Percival Set For Surgery, Out Until At Least March

    December 2, 2008 at 10:03 am 1 comment

    Troy Percival will have surgery on his back after all. The surgery is scheduled for today and he should be back throwing by early March. In other words, Percy took a month to figure out if he needed surgery. Two months if you consider he was back home in California […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Griffey Could Be Good Fit For Rays

    [THE HANGOVER] Griffey Could Be Good Fit For Rays

    December 1, 2008 at 10:57 am 0 comments

    According to Jim Street, six American League teams are among the group that has contacted free agent Ken Griffey Jr.. Based on some comments from Griffey’s agent, you can be sure the Tampa Bay Rays are one of those teams. “Kenny realizes that he probably would be a middle-ground guy […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Longoria Living The Life In SoCal

    [THE HANGOVER] Longoria Living The Life In SoCal

    November 13, 2008 at 10:57 am 4 comments

    Doug Krikorian of the Long Beach Press-Telegram sat down with Evan Longoria in Long Beach the day after winning the AL Rookie of the Year award. Of the topics covered: His preference for Monarch Clothes: “They have great stuff.” Facial hair: “don’t have any blades at the residence…” Dating: “he […]

     
  • [TROY PERCIVAL] Percival Not As Bad In ’08 As You Might Think

    [TROY PERCIVAL] Percival Not As Bad In ’08 As You Might Think

    November 11, 2008 at 1:30 pm 2 comments

    Yesterday we linked to a story by Joe Posnanski in which he rated managers on their decisions to intentionally walk batters and how often it comes back to bite the manager in the butt (If you missed it, the short version is Posnanski finally found something Papa Joe sucks at). […]