Willy Aybar

  • [JONNY TERRIFIC] Jonny Gomes Non-Tendered By Rays, Now A Free Agent

    [JONNY TERRIFIC] Jonny Gomes Non-Tendered By Rays, Now A Free Agent

    December 12, 2008 at 11:19 pm 12 comments

    Marc Topkin is reporting that Jonny Gomes has been non-tendered by the Rays and is now a free agent. The Rays did offer arbitration to the remaining five players that were arbitration-eligible (Willy Aybar, Grant Balfour, Jason Bartlett, Gabe Gross, Dioner Navarro). With the Rays offering Gross arbitration, it suggests […]

     
  • [HOT STOVE] Rays Talked To Twins About Bringing Back Delmon Young

    [HOT STOVE] Rays Talked To Twins About Bringing Back Delmon Young

    December 2, 2008 at 5:00 pm 12 comments

    According to Danny Knobler of CBS Sportline, a baseball official says the Rays talked to the Twins about reacquiring Delmon Young. …the Rays have also discussed trying to reacquire Delmon Young, the outfielder who they traded to the Twins last winter to get Bartlett and Matt Garza…It doesn’t appear that […]

     
  • [VIDEO] Several Rays Get Their Mohawks On Prior To Game 5 Of World Series

    [VIDEO] Several Rays Get Their Mohawks On Prior To Game 5 Of World Series

    November 20, 2008 at 1:42 pm 1 comment

    The Rays, not surprisingly, are off to a slow start in the Hot Stove. What do we do when things are slow? We of course turn to YouTube. As a wise man once said, if you can’t find anything interesting on YouTube, you just aren’t trying. Here is a somewhat […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Time To Start Looking At 2009

    [THE HANGOVER] Time To Start Looking At 2009

    October 31, 2008 at 9:20 am 25 comments

    Online Surveys & Market Research DEVIL DOGS WEBTOPIA… Another day, another feature piece on the Rays in the New York Times. This time they take a look at the staying power of the team in the AL East, noting that core of the team could be unchanged in 2009 and […]

     
  • [CLIFF FLOYD] Cliff Floyd’s Injury Could Lead To Retirement

    [CLIFF FLOYD] Cliff Floyd’s Injury Could Lead To Retirement

    October 28, 2008 at 10:59 am 8 comments

    Cliff Floyd was removed from the World Series roster with a suspected tear of the labrum in his right shoulder. Now Floyd says the injury could end his career. “If I have any more surgeries, my career’s a wrap,” Floyd said. “If it’s something I can rehab from, we’ll see […]

     
  • [HAPPY HOUR] Rocco Baldelli Will Start Game 2 In Right Field

    [HAPPY HOUR] Rocco Baldelli Will Start Game 2 In Right Field

    October 23, 2008 at 4:43 pm 5 comments

    Because the best cure for a bad “Hangover” is a good “Happy Hour”. That cute little Rayhawked, bespectacled fella is part of the new logo over “The Heater“, Marc Topkin’s blog at the St. Pete Times. He sure is cute. But he looks a little familiar. Hmmm? Where have we […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] King David Slays The Red Sox; Rays Are AL Champs

    [THE HANGOVER] King David Slays The Red Sox; Rays Are AL Champs

    October 20, 2008 at 9:59 am 12 comments

    Click on above images to be taken to full standings, box scores or schedule… THE GOOD: Matt Garza. Only fitting that we start with the ALCS MVP. 7 innings, 2 hits, 1 run and 1 huge pair of cajones. And Joe Maddon had the guts to stick with Garza in […]

     
  • [HAPPY HOUR] Apparently Red Sox Lead ALCS 1 Games To 3

    [HAPPY HOUR] Apparently Red Sox Lead ALCS 1 Games To 3

    October 15, 2008 at 3:50 pm 5 comments

    The Red Sox Nation rallying cry is “we have been here before.” You would think Red Sox fans wanted to lose 3 of the first 4 games. Anybody with a pink hat on today will be quick to point to the 2004 ALCS against the Yankees and the 2007 ALCS […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Rays Power Past Lester The Invincible

    [THE HANGOVER] Rays Power Past Lester The Invincible

    October 14, 2008 at 9:32 am 8 comments

    THE GOOD: Matt Garza was never dominating, but he was never in real trouble. Despite allowing at least 1 baserunner in each of the first 6 innings and a runner on at least 2nd base with less than 2 outs in each of the first 3 innings, Garza was able […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Maddon Still Undecided About RF And DH For Game 2

    [THE HANGOVER] Maddon Still Undecided About RF And DH For Game 2

    October 3, 2008 at 10:04 am 4 comments

    Click on above images to be taken to full standings, boxscores or schedule… Best and most telling quote we have read yet about the Rays first playoff game comes from Her Rays: You know what was really refreshing about this game. It was the playoffs and the Rays still looked […]