Willy Aybar

  • [THE HANGOVER] Rays Pound Yanks; Drop Magic Number To 15

    [THE HANGOVER] Rays Pound Yanks; Drop Magic Number To 15

    September 5, 2008 at 10:12 am 4 comments

    THE GOOD: Scott Kazmir. Yes he walked 5 batters. Yes he only worked 6 innings. But he did pitch 6, 1-hit shutout innings against a $100 million lineup. Not bad. All over the country last night, Mets fans cried just a little. How much fun would it be to see […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Rays Sweep O’s; Magic Number Now 19

    [THE HANGOVER] Rays Sweep O’s; Magic Number Now 19

    September 1, 2008 at 10:10 am 3 comments

    THE GOOD: Jason Bartlett’s first home run with the Rays. We honestly wondered if he would ever hit an over-the-fence home run with the Rays. We have seen players with “warning track power” and Jason doesn’t even have that. And we wonder if Bartlett actually enjoyed getting plunked his next […]

     
  • [DOUG EDDINGS] Umpires Refuse To Admit Mistake; Sound Even Dumber

    [DOUG EDDINGS] Umpires Refuse To Admit Mistake; Sound Even Dumber

    August 25, 2008 at 2:17 pm 11 comments

    Click on above image for a larger version… It has been close to 20 hours and we feel no better now than when AJ Pierzynski created a phantom interference call supported by Doug Eddings. OBSTRUCTION (from MLB official rules): Obstruction is the act of a fielder who, while not in […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Willy Aybar Has Stepped Up In Dirtbag’s Absence

    [THE HANGOVER] Willy Aybar Has Stepped Up In Dirtbag’s Absence

    August 20, 2008 at 10:35 am 5 comments

    THE GOOD: James Shields. Shields is the gamer in the Rays rotation. More than any of the other 4, Shields is able to overcome nights when he has less than his best stuff. Of course, he was aided by some stellar defense in the first couple of innings or else […]

     
  • [DAN JOHNSON] Defensive Changes In Durham May Be Setting Up Future Move With Rays’ Roster

    [DAN JOHNSON] Defensive Changes In Durham May Be Setting Up Future Move With Rays’ Roster

    August 16, 2008 at 3:34 pm 2 comments

    An interesting situation is developing in Durham, that is worth keeping an eye on… Dan Johnson has started the last two games for the Durham Bulls at third base. Johnson, who leads the International League in OBP (.422) and OPS (.969), has only played first base and DH since being […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Jonny Gomes Might Be Demoted To Durham

    [THE HANGOVER] Jonny Gomes Might Be Demoted To Durham

    July 23, 2008 at 11:07 am 7 comments

    THE GOOD: Sometimes you watch a game and you just know early on that it is not the Rays’ night. It is easier on the liver. THE BAD: Andy Sonnanstine against the A’s this season. The Rays have only played the A’s 5 times and yet two of their worst […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Dirtbag And The Fat Catcher Carry Rays Over Angels

    [THE HANGOVER] Dirtbag And The Fat Catcher Carry Rays Over Angels

    June 10, 2008 at 10:24 am 7 comments

    THE GOOD: Evan Longoria, Willy Aybar and Dioner Navarro. Not only did they hit back-to-back-to-back and belly-to-belly-to-belly home runs in the 2nd inning for the first time in franchise history, but the trio went a combined 9-13 with 3 doubles, 4 home runs and 9 RBI…The Rays managed only 2 […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Right Fielders Are To The Rays What QBs Are To Jon Gruden

    [THE HANGOVER] Right Fielders Are To The Rays What QBs Are To Jon Gruden

    May 30, 2008 at 10:10 am 3 comments

    THE GOOD: Jason Bartlett stole 3 bases, including 3rd base twice…BJ Upton threw a runner out at third base on the fly… THE BAD: The Golden Sombrero for Jonny Gomes…Edwin Jackson being Edwin. After 27 pitches in the 2nd inning we knew it was going to be a long night…Rays […]

     
  • [WHY RAYS COLUMNISTS SUCK] Oh Marc Lancaster, It Has Been Too Long

    [WHY RAYS COLUMNISTS SUCK] Oh Marc Lancaster, It Has Been Too Long

    May 28, 2008 at 10:53 am 2 comments

    Marc Lancaster. You picked the wrong day to try and unload this garbage on us. Willy Aybar is set to come off the DL in the next day or two. Aybar is being prepped on his rehab assignment to be a utility player upon his return, receiving playing time at […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Andy Sonnanstine Deserves All The Blame He Receives

    [THE HANGOVER] Andy Sonnanstine Deserves All The Blame He Receives

    May 28, 2008 at 9:42 am 7 comments

    THE GOOD: The Rays deserved 3 losses for last night. Thank goodness they only get one in the standings. And because everybody else in the division lost except for the O’s, the Rays maintain their half-game lead in the division. THE BAD: DO NOT try to feed us this pile […]