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  • The Great B. J. Upton Debate

    The Great B. J. Upton Debate

    March 15, 2007 at 10:41 am 5 comments

    B. J. “Don’t call me Melvin” Upton is a big story for the Rays this Spring and the Worldwide Leader is starting to pick up on it. Papa Joe Maddon is giving Upton a shot to make the team as a “super-utility” player. He would not have a regular position, […]

     
  • The Hangover: Another Candidate For The Job Seth McClung Does Not Have

    The Hangover: Another Candidate For The Job Seth McClung Does Not Have

    March 15, 2007 at 8:33 am 0 comments

    Moral victory last night. The Rays were losing the entire game so the ‘pen did not blow the lead. We never gave Brian Stokes much of a chance to win the fifth spot in the rotation and…what? We had Stokes in the rotation’s 5th spot earlier this week? Never happened. […]

     
  • The Hangover: The Devil Rays Only Love It When It Rains

    The Hangover: The Devil Rays Only Love It When It Rains

    March 13, 2007 at 10:11 am 0 comments

    Another loss. Want a good reason to hate the Trop? Based on the Spring results so far (1 win came during rain-shortened game) and the inept bullpen, the Rays will go 162-0 if every game were to be shortened due to rain. Maybe they can force a leak in the […]

     
  • The Hangover: Rays First Cuts Expected Today

    The Hangover: Rays First Cuts Expected Today

    March 13, 2007 at 8:48 am 0 comments

    Apparently the Rays have regressed to the point that a pitcher allowing two hits and a walk in one inning of work is “solid“. And the hits losses just keep on comin’. Those fiesty Tiggers…they just don’t know when it is just an exhibition. For the second time in two […]

     
  • What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

    What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

    March 12, 2007 at 11:03 am 0 comments

    The Tampa Bay Devil Rays just announced a new business partnership with AlphaTrade. As part of the agreement, fans will be able to send text messages that will appear on the Rays new scoreboard this season. We have been unable to confirm whether the Rays have also hired the ESPN […]

     
  • Devil Rays Roster And Lineup Projections Redux

    Devil Rays Roster And Lineup Projections Redux

    March 12, 2007 at 8:43 am 0 comments

    We are a few weeks, two intra-squad games and eleven official games into Spring Training. Now is a good time to take a look at our 2007 25-man roster projections. Over the course of the next month we will update these projections once or twice a week. A couple of […]

     
  • The Hangover: Casey Fossum Makes First Start Before Next Injury

    The Hangover: Casey Fossum Makes First Start Before Next Injury

    March 12, 2007 at 8:39 am 0 comments

    Another day…another loss. James Shields was shaky in the first, but settled down and retired nine of the final ten he face. He struck out five in four innings. Seth McClung had a rough outing and Joe Maddon made it clear that he has not decided who the closer is […]

     
  • Peter Gammons On Josh Hamilton

    Peter Gammons On Josh Hamilton

    March 11, 2007 at 1:41 pm 0 comments

    Here is a clip from SportsCenter that aired Sunday morning. Peter Gammons was asked about Josh Hamilton’s chances of sticking with the Reds (you would think we were turning into a Peter Gammons blog with all of the recent posts. We promise, our love for Peter does not leave our […]

     
  • The Devil Rays Need A Torii Hunter

    The Devil Rays Need A Torii Hunter

    March 11, 2007 at 12:47 pm 0 comments

    Peter Gammons‘ latest ESPN Insider piece highlights a recent meeting between Torii Hunter and the Rays three young prospects B. J. Upton, Elijah Dukes and Delmon Young. Hunter, a former first round pick came from a troubled background to emerge as one of the top center fielders in baseball. He […]

     
  • The Hangover: The Curse of LaMar Naimoli Now On The Nationals

    The Hangover: The Curse of LaMar Naimoli Now On The Nationals

    March 11, 2007 at 10:39 am 0 comments

    Anybody else think that Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito throws harder than Casey Fossum. Alito put on a Rays uniform and threw out the first pitch before the Rays-Phils games yesterday. [Insert cheesy "right"-handed joke here] The Rays suffered two more ugly losses during split-squad action, falling to the Twins […]