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  • [THE HANGOVER] Grant Balfour Is Still A Member Of The Rays…For Now

    [THE HANGOVER] Grant Balfour Is Still A Member Of The Rays…For Now

    December 13, 2007 at 9:44 am 0 comments

    Tampa Bay Rays (63 days until pitchers and catchers report)The Tampa Bay Rays offered contracts to all players with less than six years of experience that did not already have a contract. While many (including this site) had speculated that Grant Balfour would be non-tendered and granted free agency, the […]

     
  • [NEW UNIFORMS] Possible Glimpse At Tampa Bay Rays Alternate Uniform To Debut In 2009

    [NEW UNIFORMS] Possible Glimpse At Tampa Bay Rays Alternate Uniform To Debut In 2009

    December 12, 2007 at 12:17 pm 11 comments

    As we mentioned earlier in the week, Joe Maddon is cooking and helping to distribute meals to local area shelters in an annual event called “Thanks-mas”. If you go to DevilRays.com, there is a front page press release covering Thanksmas, that is being run with the following picture [Ed. note: […]

     
  • [NEW STADIUM] Carlos Moncada Does Not Know The Difference Between Apples And Oranges

    [NEW STADIUM] Carlos Moncada Does Not Know The Difference Between Apples And Oranges

    December 12, 2007 at 11:00 am 1 comment

    The biggest point of concern with the new stadium proposed by the Tampa Bay Rays (outside of financing) is the parking, or lack there of, along the St. Pete Waterfront. Carlos Moncada of the Herald-Tribune tries to give his readers a glimpse of the problem by comparing the parking situation […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Rays Minor League Affiliates Finalize Coaching Staffs

    [THE HANGOVER] Rays Minor League Affiliates Finalize Coaching Staffs

    December 12, 2007 at 9:32 am 0 comments

    Tampa Bay Rays (64 days until pitchers and catchers report) DEVIL RAYS WEBTOPIA… Yesterday we mentioned that Ben Broussard and Miguel Olivo could be on the Rays radar if they are non-tendered by their respective teams. Eduardo Encina says that Broussard would fit, but that “at age 29 (Olivo) would […]

     
  • [ELIJAH DUKES] Elijah Dukes Is Now 3 Victories From Being Named Sports Human Of The Year

    [ELIJAH DUKES] Elijah Dukes Is Now 3 Victories From Being Named Sports Human Of The Year

    December 11, 2007 at 5:53 pm 1 comment

    Last month we mentioned that former Tampa Bay Rays outfielder (how nice is it to say those words?) Elijah Dukes was one of 16 finalists the “Sportshuman of the Year” (SHOTY) Tournament. For the second consecutive year, Deadspin is holding a tournament-style bracket featuring 16 of the most entertaining sports […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Rays May Try To Fill Roster Holes With Other Teams’ Non-Tender Trash

    [THE HANGOVER] Rays May Try To Fill Roster Holes With Other Teams’ Non-Tender Trash

    December 11, 2007 at 12:26 pm 8 comments

    Tampa Bay Rays (65 days until pitchers and catchers report)Tomorrow (Dec. 12) is the non-tender deadline in baseball. Players with less than six years of experience must be offered contracts by tomorrow, or those players will automatically become free agents. This is an important date for the Rays on two […]

     
  • [MRS. PROFESSOR] Mrs. Professor Speaks! The Internets Will Never Be The Same

    [MRS. PROFESSOR] Mrs. Professor Speaks! The Internets Will Never Be The Same

    December 10, 2007 at 1:13 pm 2 comments

    Did you know that there is more to the internet than sports, porn and downloading stuff illegally? Or maybe you have wondered if a guy would grow boobs if he touches a woman’s birth control pill…No? You should. In the past we have mentioned Mrs. Professor from time to time. […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Michael Barrett Is No Longer A Free Agent

    [THE HANGOVER] Michael Barrett Is No Longer A Free Agent

    December 10, 2007 at 11:41 am 1 comment

    Tampa Bay Rays (66-96)The Rays are in the market for a veteran catcher to backup or split time with Dioner Navarro. One possible target that was mentioned in numerous circles is Michael Barrett of the Padres, a free agent. At the end of last week, Barrett decided to accept arbitration […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Rays Lose Evan Meek In Rule 5 Draft

    [THE HANGOVER] Rays Lose Evan Meek In Rule 5 Draft

    December 7, 2007 at 10:23 am 0 comments

    Tampa Bay Rays (66-96) DEVIL RAYS WEBTOPIA… The Rule 5 draft was held yesterday and the Rays selected Tim Lahey from the Minnesota Twins and then traded him to the Cubs. The Rays lost one player, as Evan Meek was taken with the second pick by the Pirates. [Baseball America] […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Tampa Bay Rays Have Already Improved By 12 Games Over 2007

    [THE HANGOVER] Tampa Bay Rays Have Already Improved By 12 Games Over 2007

    December 6, 2007 at 10:36 am 0 comments

    Tampa Bay Rays (66-96) DEVIL RAYS WEBTOPIA… Here is an interesting mathematical projection of the Rays 2008 season. Just based on the upgrade in the rotation with the addition of Matt Garza and the upgrade in defense with the addition of Jason Bartlett, the Rays will give up 121 fewer […]