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  • Rays Trade Value Index Update

    Rays Trade Value Index Update

    January 23, 2007 at 10:52 am 0 comments

    Yesterday the Rays signed relief pitcher (we use that term loosely) Scott Dohmann to a 1-year contract. We were amused by the headline that surfaced on the Tampa Tribune website here…”Rays Get Some Relief”. Other than being an unoriginal and overused headline when a major league team signs a relief […]

     
  • We Like To Think Of Elijah Dukes As A Mischievous Badger

    We Like To Think Of Elijah Dukes As A Mischievous Badger

    January 17, 2007 at 10:52 am 0 comments

    It has been a quiet off-season for the Rays. Other than the acquisitions of Brendan Harris and Akinori Iwamura, there has been little news regarding the Tampa Bay Baseball Club other than various trade rumors that are yet to come to fruition. Of course Elijah Dukes celebrated his promotion to […]

     
  • Pirates Talking To Rays About Elijah Dukes

    Pirates Talking To Rays About Elijah Dukes

    January 10, 2007 at 1:38 am 0 comments

    It has been a slow off-season for the Rays, as they have been hesitant to get involved in this year’s free agency not-so-free-for all. And since the winter meetings, the news has come even slower than Toby Hall trying to score from second on a single. Andrew Friedman and company […]

     
  • Iwamura’s Army

    Iwamura’s Army

    December 18, 2006 at 9:05 am 0 comments

    Today we bring you video footage of Yakult Swallows fans paying tribute to the newest D-Ray, Akinori Iwamura, or as we prefer to refer to him…Muu-Rah! (Think Marines). Ozzie Guillen may hate the Gays, but he sure does love idiot catchers with big mouths. After Toby Hall’s recent remarks regarding […]

     
  • Rays Finalize Deal With Iwamura

    Rays Finalize Deal With Iwamura

    December 15, 2006 at 2:16 am 0 comments

    The Tampa Tribune is reporting that the Tampa Bay Devil Rays and Japanese all-star third baseman Akinori Iwamura have agreed in principal on a contract. The deal would be for $7.25 million over three years with a team option in the fourth year. No word on how much the option […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Toby Hall, Minor League Talent, Major League Mouth

    [THE HANGOVER] Toby Hall, Minor League Talent, Major League Mouth

    December 14, 2006 at 9:42 am 1 comment

    We can rule out any possible return of Toby Hall to the Rays. Buried at the bottom of the Iwamura article is the news that Hall has been offered a minor league contract by the Rays. Hall scoffed at the idea and was quoted as saying “That was funny…I guess […]

     
  • Devil Rays Webtopia-Rays Reject Scott Olsen For Rocco Baldelli

    Devil Rays Webtopia-Rays Reject Scott Olsen For Rocco Baldelli

    December 12, 2006 at 1:32 pm 0 comments

    According to the South Florida Sun-Sentinal, the Marlins were willing to part with Scott Olsen and some lesser prospects for Rocco Baldelli. It had originally been thought that the Rays were seeking Olsen and had been offered Ricky Nolasco. Now it appears that the Rays may actually have been asking […]

     
  • Rocco Baldelli Is Still A Devil Ray…For Now

    Rocco Baldelli Is Still A Devil Ray…For Now

    December 11, 2006 at 9:19 am 0 comments

    The hottest trade rumor in baseball? Rocco Baldelli to anybody with a need for an outfielder and a surplus of young pitching. When the free agency market entered the land of One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest territory, beginning with the $136 million committed by the Cubbies to Alfonso Soriano, […]

     
  • Is Carl Crawford Still Available?

    Is Carl Crawford Still Available?

    December 11, 2006 at 2:41 am 0 comments

    On December 7, DevilRays.com ran an article entitled “Baldelli continues to draw interest; Crawford will stay put.” This article led many to assume that Carl Crawford was no longer available to other teams in a potential trade. Across Devil Rays message boards, many were even attributing this as a direct […]

     
  • Josh Hamilton Selected By Cubs in Rule 5 Draft

    Josh Hamilton Selected By Cubs in Rule 5 Draft

    December 7, 2006 at 11:42 am 4 comments

    update (11:17 am): The Cubs have traded Hamilton to the Cincinnati Reds. Details at this point are sketchy, but The St. Pete Times is reporting that the Cubs have selected Josh Hamilton in the Rule 5 draft this morning. The Times indicates that the Cubs selected Hamilton in the major […]