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  • Rays Index Mentioned In Sports Illustrated

    Rays Index Mentioned In Sports Illustrated

    March 27, 2007 at 1:32 pm 0 comments

    You can imagine our surprise when we opened this weeks Baseball Preview issue of Sports Illustrated and we see the name of our little site right there amidst the Devil Rays preview. But don’t worry, we won’t let it go to our heads. In fact we won’t even write a […]

     
  • 2007 AL East Previews: Baltimore Orioles

    2007 AL East Previews: Baltimore Orioles

    March 27, 2007 at 10:09 am 0 comments

    We are now less than a week from the greatest day of the year, opening day, and our hearts are starting to beat a little faster. It is time to preview the rest of the the Rays divisional rivals. Rather than have us rant about the inadequacies of the other […]

     
  • The Hangover: Wade Townsend? Never Heard Of Him

    The Hangover: Wade Townsend? Never Heard Of Him

    March 27, 2007 at 8:48 am 0 comments

    The Rays fell to Cleveland 4-3. You can tell that Joe Maddon wants his pitchers working deeper in games this year. For the second time this week a starting pitcher worked 7 innings, a rare sight in spring training. This time it was James Shields, who gave up 4 runs […]

     
  • The Devil Rays Rotation Is Set And Edwin Jackson Appears To Be In

    The Devil Rays Rotation Is Set And Edwin Jackson Appears To Be In

    March 26, 2007 at 10:52 am 0 comments

    We are one week from opening day and based on the pitching assignments that manager Joe Maddon has utilized recently, we now know the order of the Rays starting pitching rotation and it hints at who the 5th starter is. First let’s look at the slots… Scott Kazmir Jae Seo […]

     
  • The Hangover: A Tale Of Two Devil Rays Springs

    The Hangover: A Tale Of Two Devil Rays Springs

    March 26, 2007 at 9:14 am 0 comments

    How bad were the Rays first 15 spring games? After the Rays 12-4 win over Pittsburgh yesterday, their 7th in 10 games, they still have the worst record in baseball. Delmon Young picked up three more hits to raise his spring average to .345 and Jonny Gomes smacked his 4th […]

     
  • The Impending Return Of Vince Naimoli

    The Impending Return Of Vince Naimoli

    March 26, 2007 at 7:31 am 3 comments

    Normally we begin the day with The Hangover, but something has come to our attention that just couldn’t wait. Buried at the bottom of a longer article on the growth of the Rays as a franchise is a tidbit that made our jaw hit the keyboard. In what might be […]

     
  • The Hangover: There’s No Tying In Baseball!

    The Hangover: There’s No Tying In Baseball!

    March 25, 2007 at 12:09 pm 0 comments

    OK, maybe there is as the Rays and Red Sox tied 1-1. Edwin Jackson struck out 6 and only walked 2 in 4.2 innings. Gary Glover only surrendered 1 walk in 2 innings. It seems like a bit of a stretch that Jorge Cantu could be sent down to Durham […]

     
  • The Hangover: And The Wins Just Keep On Comin’

    The Hangover: And The Wins Just Keep On Comin’

    March 24, 2007 at 8:05 am 0 comments

    15 more runs and 14 more hits and the Rays have now won six of eight. Ben Zobrist and Jonny Gomes each homered. It was Gomes’ third of the spring. J. P. Howell staked his claim to the 5th spot in the rotation by pitching 5 innings of 1-run ball […]

     
  • It’s Raining Love And Stupidity For The Devil Rays

    It’s Raining Love And Stupidity For The Devil Rays

    March 23, 2007 at 12:05 pm 0 comments

    Will Carroll of Baseball Prospectus talks to Derek Jacques about the Tampa Bay Devil Rays and the upcoming 2007 season as part of their “Hope and Faith” series. The article on the website is very flattering towards the Rays offering previous examples of teams that exploded onto the scene when […]

     
  • The Hangover: The Damnedest Spring Training Ever

    The Hangover: The Damnedest Spring Training Ever

    March 23, 2007 at 8:39 am 0 comments

    Remember when the Rays were 1-14? Another win last night on a walk-off single by Elijah Dukes in the 10th and the Rays have now won 5 of 7. B. J. Upton had two RBI and two more hits and now has his spring average up to .277. Casey Fossum […]