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  • Casey Gillaspie Puts On A Rays Jersey For The First Time

    Casey Gillaspie Puts On A Rays Jersey For The First Time

    June 11, 2014 at 1:59 pm 0 comments

    Casey Gillaspie, the first-round pick of the Tampa Bay Rays has signed and was introduced to the media prior to Tuesday’s game. Gillaspie, whose brother Conor is a third baseman for the White Sox, received a signing bonus of $2.04 million and will immediately report to low-A Hudson Valley to […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Discussing Another Blown Call In Baseball’s Replay Era

    [THE HANGOVER] Discussing Another Blown Call In Baseball’s Replay Era

    June 11, 2014 at 9:11 am 7 comments

    The GBT – The Good, The Bad and The Telling sandwich, where The Bad is nice and lean and the The Telling is ripe. Cardinals 1, RAYS 0 (boxscore) THE GOOD: Casey Gillaspie. The Rays have signed Gillaspie. The signing was done quickly and Gillaspie will start playing with Hudson […]

     
  • Tailgating Game 66: Rays (24-41) Vs Cardinals (33-31)

    June 10, 2014 at 3:27 pm 7 comments

    Playing A Little Pepper… The Rays now have 41 losses. No other team has more than 36…The Rays are close to signing first-round draft pick Casey Gillaspie. His bonus will be $2.04 million…Ryan Hanigan says he expects to be activated tomorrow…Tony LaRussa will throw out the first pitch tomorrow. He […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Discussing The Miracle Of An Afternoon Rain In St. Pete During The Summer

    [THE HANGOVER] Discussing The Miracle Of An Afternoon Rain In St. Pete During The Summer

    June 10, 2014 at 7:01 am 28 comments

    The GBT – The Good, The Bad and The Telling sandwich, where The Bad is nice and lean and the The Telling is ripe. Mariners 3, RAYS 0 (boxscore) THE GOOD: Good? Yeah, right. THE BAD: David Price. Guess who had yet another start where he looked like the best pitcher […]

     
  • Grant Balfour Is No Longer The Rays’ Closer

    Grant Balfour Is No Longer The Rays’ Closer

    June 9, 2014 at 10:56 am 28 comments

    Earlier today we talked about the struggles of Grant Balfour this season and now Joe Maddon has announced that Balfour is no longer the closer and the team will instead use a bullpen-by-committee. Maddon added that he wants Balfour to regain his confidence. The irony of this move is that […]

     
  • Tailgating Game 65: Rays (24-40) Vs Mariners (33-29)

    Tailgating Game 65: Rays (24-40) Vs Mariners (33-29)

    June 9, 2014 at 10:20 am 1 comment

    Playing A Little Pepper… Jeremy Hellickson will throw a bullpen session today and then start for Durham Bulls on Wednesday. As of now, Hellickson is still scheduled to return to the Rays on June 27 for the double-header against the Orioles. Game Graph… [Will be up at game time] Source: […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Discussing Grant Balfour’s Rare Struggle And Attendance That Is Going To Get Worse

    [THE HANGOVER] Discussing Grant Balfour’s Rare Struggle And Attendance That Is Going To Get Worse

    June 9, 2014 at 7:30 am 14 comments

    The GBT – The Good, The Bad and The Telling sandwich, where The Bad is nice and lean and the The Telling is ripe. Mariners 5, RAYS 0 (boxscore) THE GOOD: Chris Archer. In his last 5 starts (31 innings), Archer has allowed just 3 earned runs. He has also […]

     
  • Tailgating Game 64: Rays (24-39) Vs Mariners (32-29)

    Tailgating Game 64: Rays (24-39) Vs Mariners (32-29)

    June 8, 2014 at 10:36 am 2 comments

    Playing A Little Pepper… Jaime Edmondson announced on Twitter that she and Evan Longoria are expecting their second child in November, a well-timed pregnancy to be certain…Jeremy Hellickson pitched 3 shutout innings for Charlotte in his first rehab start. He struck out 2 and gave up 2 hits and a walk. Ryan […]

     
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    Rays Honor Don Zimmer With Uniforms And A Video Tribute

    June 7, 2014 at 3:41 pm 5 comments

    The Rays had a pregame ceremony today honoring Don Zimmer. Here is the video tribute that was shown on the videoboard. In addition, both teams wore Brooklyn Dodgers jerseys during warmups (see below). There is lots of great stuff in here. But maybe my favorite is James Shields at the […]

     
  • Tailgating Game 63: Rays Cut Josh Lueke, But He May Not Be Gone Forever

    Tailgating Game 63: Rays Cut Josh Lueke, But He May Not Be Gone Forever

    June 7, 2014 at 2:34 pm 3 comments

    Playing A Little Pepper… Josh Lueke has finally been designated for assignment and Kirby Yates has been called up to replace him. As for Lueke, it is unlikely that he will be claimed off of waivers, so he will probably be reassigned to triple-A Durham. That means Lueke’s career with […]