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  • [TWO STEPS OR DIE] Rays Are Showing Better Fundamentals

    [TWO STEPS OR DIE] Rays Are Showing Better Fundamentals

    March 16, 2008 at 2:46 pm 0 comments

    Last year the Tampa Bay Rays picked up Joe Maddon‘s two-year option. In reality it was a one-year deal as few teams are willing to enter a season with a manager that only has one year left on his contract. In 2008, Papa Joe and the Rays will either take […]

     
  • [EVAN LONGORIA] Dirtbag-O-Meter: 15 Days Until Opening Day

    [EVAN LONGORIA] Dirtbag-O-Meter: 15 Days Until Opening Day

    March 16, 2008 at 11:45 am 0 comments

    We call him The Dirtbag because of how he plays and because he played college ball at Long Beach State whose baseball team has the coolest mascot in sports…The Dirtbags. The biggest question mark for the Tampa Bay Rays in Spring Training is whether or not Evan Longoria will be […]

     
  • [THE SUNDAY MORNING REVOLUTION] JP Howell Not In Running For Rotation

    [THE SUNDAY MORNING REVOLUTION] JP Howell Not In Running For Rotation

    March 16, 2008 at 9:38 am 1 comment

    Tampa Bay Devil Dogs (15 days until opening day) DRG here again to get you through the weekend… Yesterday: Tampa Bay Rays 11, Braves 10. The Good: Jason Hammel finally had a good start, throwing 5 scoreless. Is it enough to get his name back in the mix? Elliot Johnson […]

     
  • [THE ARCHIVES] One Year Ago On Rays Index

    [THE ARCHIVES] One Year Ago On Rays Index

    March 15, 2008 at 11:55 am 0 comments

    One year ago on Rays Index we took a closer look at “The Great B.J. Upton Debate” and what exactly to do with the super-prospect. Some in the mainstream media were questioning the “smarts” behind Joe Maddon’s decision to convert Upton into a super-utility player. The Great B.J. Upton Debate […]

     
  • [EVAN LONGORIA] Dirtbag-O-Meter: 16 Days Until Opening Day

    [EVAN LONGORIA] Dirtbag-O-Meter: 16 Days Until Opening Day

    March 15, 2008 at 10:28 am 2 comments

    We call him The Dirtbag because of how he plays and because he played college ball at Long Beach State whose baseball team has the coolest mascot in sports…The Dirtbags. The biggest question mark for the Tampa Bay Rays in Spring Training is whether or not Evan Longoria will be […]

     
  • [THE SATURDAY MORNING REVOLUTION] Evan Longoria Makes Yet Another Statement

    [THE SATURDAY MORNING REVOLUTION] Evan Longoria Makes Yet Another Statement

    March 15, 2008 at 9:28 am 0 comments

    Tampa Bay Devil Dogs (16 days until opening day) DRG here again to cover my Devil Dogs while The Prof is covering competitive sledding in Canada… Yesterday: Tampa Bay Rays 8, Blue Jays 4. I know it is only spring training but it is a nice feeling to see the […]

     
  • [HAPPY HOUR] All-Star Game Could Come To St. Pete As Early As 2014

    [HAPPY HOUR] All-Star Game Could Come To St. Pete As Early As 2014

    March 14, 2008 at 5:00 pm 5 comments

    Tampa Bay Rays (17 days until Opening Day) With the Rays proposed stadium starting to feel like it could become a reality, we got to wondering when the new stadium might host a Major League All-Star game. The Rays are one of only three franchises that have never hosted the […]

     
  • [2008 ROSTER] 2008 25-Man Roster And Starting Lineup Projections Redux

    [2008 ROSTER] 2008 25-Man Roster And Starting Lineup Projections Redux

    March 14, 2008 at 4:14 pm 5 comments

    The 2008 25-man roster prediction is based only on players currently within the organization and will be updated when trades are consummated and free agents are signed. We are half-way through spring training, let’s update our 25-man roster projections with a couple of changes. We are now also going to […]

     
  • [EVAN LONGORIA] Dirtbag-O-Meter: 17 Days Until Opening Day

    [EVAN LONGORIA] Dirtbag-O-Meter: 17 Days Until Opening Day

    March 14, 2008 at 10:43 am 1 comment

    We call him The Dirtbag because of how he plays and because he played college ball at Long Beach State whose baseball team has the coolest mascot in sports…The Dirtbags. The biggest question mark for the Tampa Bay Rays in Spring Training is whether or not Evan Longoria will be […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Matt Garza Continues To Improve

    [THE HANGOVER] Matt Garza Continues To Improve

    March 14, 2008 at 8:43 am 1 comment

    Tampa Bay Rays (17 days until Opening Day) Yesterday: Tampa Bay Rays 3, Red Sox 3. Matt Garza looks stronger everytime out. Yesterday he went 4.2 scoreless innings, giving up 4 hits and 1 walk while striking out 2. JP Howell relieved and went 2.1 innings giving up only 1 […]