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  • [EVAN LONGORIA] Dirtbag-O-Meter: 23 Days Until Opening Day

    [EVAN LONGORIA] Dirtbag-O-Meter: 23 Days Until Opening Day

    March 8, 2008 at 12:55 pm 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 SATURDAY MORNING REVOLUTION] Jeff Niemann Refuses To Be An Afterthought

    [THE SATURDAY MORNING REVOLUTION] Jeff Niemann Refuses To Be An Afterthought

    March 8, 2008 at 11:50 am 1 comment

    Tampa Bay Devil Dogs (23 days until opening day) DRG here again to get you through the weekend… Yesterday: Tampa Bay Rays 9, Phillies 1. The big news yesterday came from the Rays biggest player, Jeff Niemann. Niemann threw three hitless innings with 2 walks and 2 strikeouts. Ben Zobrist […]

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

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

    March 7, 2008 at 4:53 pm 4 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. With Spring Training games underway, let’s update our 25-man roster projections with a couple of changes. We are now also going to include […]

     
  • [ROCCO BALDELLI] Rocco Baldelli Not Playing…Blah, Blah, Blah

    [ROCCO BALDELLI] Rocco Baldelli Not Playing…Blah, Blah, Blah

    March 7, 2008 at 2:33 pm 14 comments

    This story has been brewing for a while but we decided to hold off to see if Rocco’s leg would actually fall off walking to his car. Stop us if you have heard this before…Rocco Baldelli has not pla…Ah fuck it. We’ll let Marc Topkin tell you… The Rays first […]

     
  • [THE ARCHIVES] One Year Ago On Rays Index

    [THE ARCHIVES] One Year Ago On Rays Index

    March 7, 2008 at 12:39 pm 0 comments

    One year ago on Rays Index we broke the news of the Rays biggest free agent signing. Matt Silverman signed free agent blogger Manny Stiles for $535. All the proceeds went to charity. We also realized that having major league ballplayers read kindergarten-level books to area school children sounds a […]

     
  • [EVAN LONGORIA] Dirtbag-O-Meter: 24 Days Until Opening Day

    [EVAN LONGORIA] Dirtbag-O-Meter: 24 Days Until Opening Day

    March 7, 2008 at 11:19 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] Another Rain-Shortened Game Means Less Work For Pitchers

    [THE HANGOVER] Another Rain-Shortened Game Means Less Work For Pitchers

    March 7, 2008 at 10:45 am 0 comments

    Tampa Bay Rays (24 days until Opening Day) Yesterday: Tampa Bay Rays 6, Philies 4. Akinori Iwamura and Carlos Pena went deep. James Shields started, going three innings. He allowed 6 hits and 2 runs, both on a home run. Willy Aybar came on late and played first base making […]

     
  • [PAPA JOE MADDON] Joe Maddon: Then And Now

    [PAPA JOE MADDON] Joe Maddon: Then And Now

    March 6, 2008 at 12:51 pm 13 comments

    Long before Joe Maddon became the fourth manager in the short history of the Tampa Bay Rays, Lil’ Joe was a bright-eyed two-sport athlete at Lafayette College. Click on any image to see a larger version… Maddon attended Lafayette from 1972-1976, where he was originally recruited as a football player. […]

     
  • [EVAN LONGORIA] Dirtbag-O-Meter: 25 Days Until Opening Day

    [EVAN LONGORIA] Dirtbag-O-Meter: 25 Days Until Opening Day

    March 6, 2008 at 11:45 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] Rays Playing With New-Found Intensity

    [THE HANGOVER] Rays Playing With New-Found Intensity

    March 6, 2008 at 1:49 am 2 comments

    Tampa Bay Rays (25 days until Opening Day) Yesterday: Houston 8, Tampa Bay Rays 4. Jason Hammel started. He worked three innings, allowing 2 runs (1 earned) on 4 hits, but did not walk a batter. Reid Brignac made his first spring appearance going 0-2. Scott Dohmann’s shot at a […]