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  • D-Rays @ Baltimore Orioles Tidbits

    D-Rays @ Baltimore Orioles Tidbits

    August 25, 2006 at 2:37 pm 0 comments

    If there is such a thing as an important series when your team is 52-76 and in last place, this is an important series and as important as it gets. The Rays enter this series with one last hope to finish strong and possibly surge past the Horioles into 4th […]

     
  • Addition By Subtraction…Rays Get Rid Of Russell Branyan

    Addition By Subtraction…Rays Get Rid Of Russell Branyan

    August 25, 2006 at 1:16 pm 0 comments

    Kevin Witt called up to replace Branyan on roster Last night the Devil Rays traded Russell Branyan to the San Diego Padres for minor leaguer Evan Meek and either a player to be named later or cash. The Padres, who are 1 game back of the Dodgers in the NL […]

     
  • A Look At The Future: Yesterday On The Farm

    A Look At The Future: Yesterday On The Farm

    August 25, 2006 at 12:55 pm 0 comments

    Durham 5, Norfolk 3. Kevin Witt went 2-4 with 2 runs scored in what was probably his last game for the Bulls. Witt was promoted after the Rays traded Russell Branyan to the Padres (more on that later). Shawn Riggans another player who is likely to be called up next […]

     
  • The Hangover: What The Hell Is Going On Out There?

    The Hangover: What The Hell Is Going On Out There?

    August 24, 2006 at 12:49 pm 0 comments

    D-Rays 7, Texas 3. Something strange is happening and we can’t quite put our finger on it. Here at RI we have been hesitant to give Joe Maddon a hard time. Sure we have poked fun at his glasses from time to time, but we have held back criticism of […]

     
  • A Look At The Future: Yesterday On The Farm

    A Look At The Future: Yesterday On The Farm

    August 24, 2006 at 12:29 pm 0 comments

    Durham 7, Norfolk 6. Darnell McDonald hit a lead-off walk-off home run in the bottom of the 9th to give the Bulls the win. Edwin Jackson picked up the win after blowing the save in the top half of the inning. A single and 2 wild pitches by Jackson was […]

     
  • Maybe B. J. Upton Should Make All His Throws While Sitting Down

    Maybe B. J. Upton Should Make All His Throws While Sitting Down

    August 23, 2006 at 2:04 pm 0 comments

    Two videos below of B. J. Upton making spectacular, yet eerily similar plays last week in Oakland and earlier this season in the minors. We are all familiar with B. J. Upton’s defensive struggles. Those struggle kept him in the minor leagues the past year and half. Of his defensive […]

     
  • Devil Rays Blogtopia

    Devil Rays Blogtopia

    August 23, 2006 at 1:20 pm 0 comments

    Before we get to the arcane, the humorous and the ridiculous, lets take a look at a rare bright spot in the 2006 season. As D-Rays fans, we are all quite familiar by now with Evan Longoria’s exploits, but it is nice to see that others are starting to notice […]

     
  • The Hangover: We’re Going Streaking!

    The Hangover: We’re Going Streaking!

    August 23, 2006 at 12:45 pm 0 comments

    D-Rays 5, Texas 3. Scott Kazmir was betrayed by his defense and left last night’s game down 3-1, after 6 innings and 101 pitches. Kid K is now on a “innings count” and will most likely not see the 7th inning the rest of the season. Kazmir already has 144.2 […]

     
  • A Look At The Future: Yesterday On The Farm

    A Look At The Future: Yesterday On The Farm

    August 23, 2006 at 12:06 pm 0 comments

    Indianapolis 6, Durham 1. First a quick note about yesterday’s post. We erroneously stated that Jason Hammel was pulled because of an “undisclosed injury”. It now appears that Hammel was on a very small and very strict pitch count, that saw him removed in the middle of an inning. This […]

     
  • The Hank Aaron Award Has No Legitimacy And Needs To Be Fixed

    The Hank Aaron Award Has No Legitimacy And Needs To Be Fixed

    August 22, 2006 at 9:15 am 6 comments

    We present here four simple solutions to the Hank Aaron award that will bring it to the level of the MVP and the Cy Young Awards, as well as fix the fatal flaw of the MVP award. There are many reasons to love baseball…too many to list. However, there are […]