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  • [THE HANGOVER] It Is September: Queue All The "Pennant Race Pressure" Stories

    [THE HANGOVER] It Is September: Queue All The "Pennant Race Pressure" Stories

    September 2, 2008 at 9:34 am 0 comments

    THE GOOD: Admit it. You rolled your eyes like we did when Stuart Sternberg predicted 50 home wins for the Rays this season. The Rays are now 52-19 at home after sweeping the O’s. THE BAD: The Rays are only 5-7 against the Yankees this season, and 3-3 at home. […]

     
  • [DOWN ON THE FARM] David Price Set To Open IL Playoffs On Wednesday

    [DOWN ON THE FARM] David Price Set To Open IL Playoffs On Wednesday

    September 2, 2008 at 8:46 am 1 comment

    Charlotte 6, Durham 1. Ben Hendrickson struck out 8 and walked none, but gave up 3 runs in 6 innings for the loss…The Bulls managed only 6 hits, with the only run coming off a first inning, solo home run from Chris Richard…The Bulls finished the regular season 74-70, 8.5 […]

     
  • [GERRY HUNSICKER] Rays Biggest Loss This Off-Season Could Be Gerry Hunsicker

    [GERRY HUNSICKER] Rays Biggest Loss This Off-Season Could Be Gerry Hunsicker

    September 1, 2008 at 1:24 pm 4 comments

    This is a week old, but we just found it while scouring for something else. We have heard previously that new Rangers’ president Nolan Ryan may have his sights on Gerry Hunsicker to be the Rangers’ GM. But this is the first time we heard anything about Hunsicker’s intentions. In […]

     
  • [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 […]

     
  • [DOWN ON THE FARM] Wade Davis Wins 4th

    [DOWN ON THE FARM] Wade Davis Wins 4th

    September 1, 2008 at 9:08 am 0 comments

    Durham 10, Charlotte 2. Wade Davis struck out 7 in 6 innings, giving up 2 runs on 2 hits and 3 walks. He improved to 4-2 in 9 triple-A starts…Chris Richard was 3-4 with a double and 2 home runs. He drove in 5…Jonny Gomes was 2-5 and Dan Johnson […]

     
  • [SEPTEMBER CALL-UPS] Fernando Perez Promoted; John Jaso To Follow

    [SEPTEMBER CALL-UPS] Fernando Perez Promoted; John Jaso To Follow

    August 31, 2008 at 10:56 pm 0 comments

    [Update: 11:29pm] Marc Lancaster is reporting that the Rays will recall Salas in time for Tuesday’s game. At this point, Salas will not be eligible for the post-season roster, since he will not be on the active roster at midnight tonight. However, the Rays also put the injured JK Ryu […]

     
  • [PLAYOFFS?!?] Tampa Bay Rays Magic Number Now 19

    [PLAYOFFS?!?] Tampa Bay Rays Magic Number Now 19

    August 31, 2008 at 6:59 pm 4 comments

    With the win today and the Red Sox loss, the Rays magic number to win the division is now 22. But more importantly, with the Twins 8 games back (9 in the loss column), the magic number to clinch at least a Wild Card spot is 19. With the Red […]

     
  • [JORGE VELANDIA] Rays Acquire Jorge Velandia

    [JORGE VELANDIA] Rays Acquire Jorge Velandia

    August 31, 2008 at 4:57 pm 0 comments

    Marc Lancaster is reporting that the Rays have traded cash to the Cleveland Indians for Jorge Velandia. Despite what MLB.com might have you believe, though, Velandia is NOT being added to the Rays’ 40-man roster. Not to say he might not end up here eventually in case of an injury, […]

     
  • [SHOWER-SHOE FUNGUS] Playing A Little Pepper: Baltimore Orioles

    [SHOWER-SHOE FUNGUS] Playing A Little Pepper: Baltimore Orioles

    August 29, 2008 at 4:53 pm 2 comments

    FIRST INNINGA look back…Last night Edwin Jackson improved to 7-2 with a 2.98 ERA in his last 10 starts…Has Jackson solidified his spot in the rotation for 2009? It was pointed out in the comments this morning that Jackson’s strikeout to walk ratio over that span is not great and […]

     
  • [TAMPA BAY RAYS MEDIA] Media Approval Ratings: Rich Herrera

    [TAMPA BAY RAYS MEDIA] Media Approval Ratings: Rich Herrera

    August 29, 2008 at 1:05 pm 12 comments

    We want to know what you guys think of various members of the Rays media coverage. Here are the most recent results. Next up…Rays radio pre- and postgame host Rich Herrera… As we have stated before, we rarely listen to the Rays’ radio broadcasts. Between the “Extra Innings” package, MLB.tv, […]