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  • [2009 TAMPA BAY RAYS] 2004 Draft Class Will Force Roster Shake-Up In 2009

    [2009 TAMPA BAY RAYS] 2004 Draft Class Will Force Roster Shake-Up In 2009

    April 21, 2008 at 2:05 pm 18 comments

    Payroll to be at least $54 million and Andrew Friedman will have several tough decisions to make It is an off-day in the Raysiverse, and with all the recent roster moves and contract extensions, we thought today would be a good day to look ahead to 2009. Roster projections are […]

     
  • [RI CONFIDENCE GRAPH] The Tampa Bay Rays Confidence Survey

    [RI CONFIDENCE GRAPH] The Tampa Bay Rays Confidence Survey

    April 21, 2008 at 11:41 am 0 comments

    Last week’s Rays Confidence Graph results. Below you will see two polls that ask about your confidence in the Tampa Bay Rays. Please take a moment to answer each question. We will present these same polls every Monday. The results will be presented in graphical form on Wednesday, and will […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Edwin Jackson Reverts Back To Nuke-Of-Old

    [THE HANGOVER] Edwin Jackson Reverts Back To Nuke-Of-Old

    April 21, 2008 at 10:02 am 4 comments

    THE GOOD: The Bullpen? Are we the only ones that think a huge bullpen implosion is just waiting to happen? Yesterday, four relievers combined for 4.2 innings, 3 hits, 1 walk and no runs, while striking out 5. The bullpen now has an ERA of 2.70, a number that is […]

     
  • [DOWN ON THE FARM] Garza’s Arm Feels Good After Rehab Start

    [DOWN ON THE FARM] Garza’s Arm Feels Good After Rehab Start

    April 21, 2008 at 2:15 am 2 comments

    Durham @ Norfolk ppd (rain). Jacksonville 10, Montgomery 4. In a battle of top pitching prospects Clayton Kershaw outdueled Wade Davis. The game was tied at 2 after 6 innings. Davis gave up a walk and 2 singles to start the 7th before being pulled. All three runners would score. […]

     
  • [TWO STEPS OR DIE] Rays Still Making Too Many Mistakes; Still In Last Place

    [TWO STEPS OR DIE] Rays Still Making Too Many Mistakes; Still In Last Place

    April 20, 2008 at 2:53 pm 2 comments

    I do not want to place a number on how many wins Papa Joe needed in order to earn an extension. Obviously Stuart Sternberg and Andrew Friedman will judge a number of factors before making a decision. Each week I will take a look at how Maddon is performing in […]

     
  • [DOWN ON THE FARM] Minor League Pitchers Fear Dioner Navarro

    [DOWN ON THE FARM] Minor League Pitchers Fear Dioner Navarro

    April 20, 2008 at 1:28 pm 2 comments

    Durham 2, Norfolk 0. Jacksonville 11, Montgomery 7. Vero Beach 10. St. Lucie 5. Dioner Navarro had a double and 4 walks in 5 plate appearances as the DH. Geez. Navi goes to Vero Beach and suddenly transforms into Barry Bonds. In 2 games he has walked 6 times…Matt Garzagoes […]

     
  • THE SUNDAY MORNING REVOLUTION: Sonnanstine Is Masterful

    THE SUNDAY MORNING REVOLUTION: Sonnanstine Is Masterful

    April 20, 2008 at 11:05 am 1 comment

    DRG here again to get you through the weekend. I can be reached here.. The Good: Andy Sonnanstine. The End. The Bad: Baserunning. The End. The Telling: I don’t know if you have ever had an opportunity to watch a White Sox broadcast, but if not, you should put that […]

     
  • [DOWN ON THE FARM] Scott Kazmir Pitches For First Time In ’08

    [DOWN ON THE FARM] Scott Kazmir Pitches For First Time In ’08

    April 19, 2008 at 1:00 pm 1 comment

    Durham 7, Columbus 3. Montgomery 8, Tennessee 5. Vero Beach 8, St. Lucie 3. Scott Kazmir pitched 3 innings, allowed 1 hit, no walks, 1 unearned run. He struck out 3…In 4 plate appearances, Dioner Navarro walked twice, was hit by a pitch and flied out to center. He threw […]

     
  • [THE SATURDAY MORNING REVOLUTION] More Thoughts On The Evan Longoria Deal

    [THE SATURDAY MORNING REVOLUTION] More Thoughts On The Evan Longoria Deal

    April 19, 2008 at 11:09 am 5 comments

    DRG here again after a little hiatus to get you through the weekend… The Good: Getting Evan Longoria signed for an average salary over the next 6 years of less than the average salary in baseball right now, which is just north of $3mm. Longoria is just the latest example […]

     
  • [DAN JOHNSON] Rays Pick Dan Johnson Off Waivers From A’s

    [DAN JOHNSON] Rays Pick Dan Johnson Off Waivers From A’s

    April 18, 2008 at 1:53 pm 5 comments

    [Update 4:24 PM] Marc Lancaster is reporting that Calvin Medlock has been designated for assignment to clear room for Johnson on the 40-man roster. However, there is still no word on who is being dropped from the 25-man roster although Justin Ruggiano seems like the obvious choice. Lancaster also notes […]