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  • [THE HANGOVER] Friday Morning Odds And Ends

    [THE HANGOVER] Friday Morning Odds And Ends

    February 28, 2014 at 10:16 am 0 comments

    THE JUNKYARD DOGS WEBTOPIA… Juan Sandoval resolved his visa issue and has reported to camp. Juan Carlos Oviedo and Wilson Betemit have not. The Rays play their spring training opener today. Erik Bedard will start for the Rays. Here are the lineups for the game. Eight regular season games are […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Discussing A Triple-A Twitter War And Alex Cobb As The #2 Starter

    [THE HANGOVER] Discussing A Triple-A Twitter War And Alex Cobb As The #2 Starter

    February 26, 2014 at 10:49 am 3 comments

    The Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs, the triple-A affiliate of the Phillies, released a new uniform set that includes a bacon cap and a bacon jersey (see at right, click for a larger view). The uniform was a bit of an internet sensation. And then the Durham Bulls chimed in on […]

     
  • MLB Network To Air Several Rays Spring Training Games

    MLB Network To Air Several Rays Spring Training Games

    February 20, 2014 at 10:48 am 0 comments

    The MLB Network released their spring training schedule and it includes three Rays games that will be shown live. In addition, another six games will be shown live online at MLB.tv and a tenth game will be shown on tape-delay on the MLB Network Of course, it is 2014 and […]

     
  • 2014 Rays Giveaways Will Include A Joe Maddon Potato Head

    2014 Rays Giveaways Will Include A Joe Maddon Potato Head

    February 18, 2014 at 11:20 am 3 comments

    Here are some of the items the Rays will give to fans as part of their promotional schedule. The most popular item will undoubtedly be the Joe Maddon Mr. Potato Head on August 2nd. There will also be a DJ Kitty plush cap and a Wil Myers bobblehead. We don’t […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Discussing The Yankees As The Rays, Missing Pitchers, And Trading David Price

    [THE HANGOVER] Discussing The Yankees As The Rays, Missing Pitchers, And Trading David Price

    February 17, 2014 at 8:11 am 2 comments

    Here is an interesting observation made by Joel Sherman of the New York Post: The Yankees did try to remedy [who will play which infield positions]. But they were outbid on Jhonny Peralta and Omar Infante, and tried hard to acquire Logan Forsythe from the Padres, who was instead dealt […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Discussing Jose Lobaton’s Decision And A Public Marriage Proposal For A Rays Pitcher

    [THE HANGOVER] Discussing Jose Lobaton’s Decision And A Public Marriage Proposal For A Rays Pitcher

    February 12, 2014 at 11:27 am 1 comment

    3 days until Rays pitchers and catchers report. 16 days until the first spring training game. 47 days until opening day. A few more odds and ends… Not sure why Jose Lobaton would refuse to show up to camp, but his agent says he will be there. [TampaBay.com] Ryan Hannigan […]

     
  • Rays To Support Local T-Ball Leagues With Some Pretty Cool Looking Uniforms

    Rays To Support Local T-Ball Leagues With Some Pretty Cool Looking Uniforms

    February 4, 2014 at 1:50 pm 7 comments

    The Tampa Bay Rays have announced a partnership with 70 t-ball baseball leagues in Hillsborough, Manatee, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk and Sarasota counties that will provide jerseys and caps to more than 5,500 little leaguers. The value of the project has been estimated at over $115,000. At first I was worried […]

     
  • Odds And Ends: Farm System Ranking, Free Agency Spending, And FanFest Autographs

    Odds And Ends: Farm System Ranking, Free Agency Spending, And FanFest Autographs

    January 29, 2014 at 3:52 pm 2 comments

    Here are a few odds and ends… Pedro Figueroa, who was placed on waivers to make room for Grant Balfour on the 40-man roster, has been claimed by the Rangers. [@TBTimes_Rays] ESPN.com on why the Rays’ farm system is ranked just 23rd: “they’ve been crushed by the graduations of Wil Myers and Chris […]

     
  • Rays To Re-Sign James Loney

    Rays To Re-Sign James Loney

    December 13, 2013 at 5:33 pm 10 comments

    The Rays have have agreed to a 3-year, $21 million contract with James Loney according to Ken Rosenthal. The deal is pending a physical. This move comes as a surprise, both for the length of the deal and the size. But it also shows you how much the Rays value a […]

     
  • Joe Maddon Met With The Media At The Winter Meetings [AUDIO]

    Joe Maddon Met With The Media At The Winter Meetings [AUDIO]

    December 9, 2013 at 9:49 pm 2 comments

    Joe Maddon met with the media at the Winter Meetings today. You can listen to the session below but here are the highlights: If David Price is not traded this winter, it is “less likely” that he would be traded during the season. When asked again about possibly trading Price: […]