Archive for June, 2014

  • Rays Draft Power Hitting, College First Baseman In First Round

    Rays Draft Power Hitting, College First Baseman In First Round

    June 5, 2014 at 8:49 pm 5 comments

    With the 20th pick of the first round in this year’s draft, the Tampa Bay Rays selected Casey Gillaspie from Witchita State, the younger brother of White Sox first baseman Conor Gillaspie. Gillaspie is a switch-hitting first baseman who has drawn comparisons to Mark Teixeira. He hit .389 with 15 […]

     
  • Tailgating Game 61: Rays (23-37) Vs Marlins (31-28)

    Tailgating Game 61: Rays (23-37) Vs Marlins (31-28)

    June 5, 2014 at 2:55 pm 0 comments

    Playing A Little Pepper… No pepper today. Game Graph… [Will be up at game time] Source: FanGraphs Lineup… David DeJesus, DH Ben Zobrist, 2B Evan Longoria, 3B James Loney, 1B Flash Jennings, CF Matt Joyce, LF Yunel Escobar, SS Kevin Kiermaier, RF Ali Solis, C Jake Odorizzi, SP   Likes(0)Dislikes(0)

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Discussing Kevin Kiermaier, Another Loss, And The Passing Of Don Zimmer

    [THE HANGOVER] Discussing Kevin Kiermaier, Another Loss, And The Passing Of Don Zimmer

    June 5, 2014 at 7:39 am 17 comments

    Marlins 5, RAYS 4 (boxscore) THE GOOD: Kevin Kiermaier. How fun in this kid to watch play? The defense is as advertised (although I will say I don’t think K2’s arm is as strong as people were saying. Rather, he makes really strong throws because he is so aggressive charging […]

     
  • Don Zimmer Has Passed Away

    Don Zimmer Has Passed Away

    June 4, 2014 at 8:31 pm 2 comments

    Tampa Bay Rays senior baseball advisor and occasional coach Don Zimmer has passed away at the age of 83 as first reported by Channel 10 News. It is with a very heavy heart we report that baseball and Bay area treasure Don Zimmer has passed away. He was 83. pic.twitter.com/IFuUeN6qao […]

     
  • Tailgating Game 60: Rays (23-36) Vs Marlins (30-28)

    Tailgating Game 60: Rays (23-36) Vs Marlins (30-28)

    June 4, 2014 at 5:23 pm 0 comments

    Playing A Little Pepper… If the Rays lose tonight and the Cubs beat the Mets, the Rays will have the worst record in baseball. The Rays are 16-31 after starting the season 7-5…The MLB draft is tomorrow night at 7:00. The Rays will have 3 picks tomorrow night, including no. […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Discussing A Game That Defines The 2014 Rays

    [THE HANGOVER] Discussing A Game That Defines The 2014 Rays

    June 4, 2014 at 8:24 am 18 comments

    The GBT – The Good, The Bad and The Telling sandwich, where The Bad is nice and lean and the The Telling is ripe. Marlins 1, RAYS 0 (boxscore) THE GOOD: Chris Archer. Big Tree deserved a better outcome. But right now, 1 runs, 8 strikeouts, and 2 walks in […]

     
  • Tailgating Game 59: Rays (23-35) At Marlins (29-28)

    Tailgating Game 59: Rays (23-35) At Marlins (29-28)

    June 3, 2014 at 5:19 pm 17 comments

    Playing A Little Pepper… Wil Myers has been diagnosed with a stress fracture and will likely miss at least 2 months. He will be in a cast for 5-6 weeks and then begin rehab…Matt Joyce is in right field tonight. However, Joe Maddon told the media prior to tonight’s game […]

     
  • Tailgating Game 58: Rays (23-34) At Marlins (28-28)

    Tailgating Game 58: Rays (23-34) At Marlins (28-28)

    June 2, 2014 at 3:25 pm 4 comments

    Playing A Little Pepper… With Wil Myers on the DL and the team playing in Miami, Joe Maddon is shaking up the lineup tonight with Ben Zobrist leading off and playing right field. Also, Ali Solis is back behind the plate which means he did not have a concussion after […]

     
  • Ken Rosenthal Inexplicably Refers To David Price As  ‘touchy, maybe even immature’

    Ken Rosenthal Inexplicably Refers To David Price As ‘touchy, maybe even immature’

    June 2, 2014 at 12:40 pm 11 comments

    Rays consigliere Ken Rosenthal has a curious column up today about the tension between David Price and David Ortiz following Friday night’s incident in which Price hit Ortiz, seemingly in retaliation for Ortiz watching his home run too long in last year’s ALDS. Rays’ Price needs to take road most […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Discussing Evan Longoria’s Bad Season, An Avoidable Injury, And Trading Ben Zobrist

    [THE HANGOVER] Discussing Evan Longoria’s Bad Season, An Avoidable Injury, And Trading Ben Zobrist

    June 2, 2014 at 7:24 am 18 comments

    The GBT – The Good, The Bad and The Telling sandwich, where The Bad is nice and lean and the The Telling is ripe. Red Sox 4, RAYS 0 (boxscore) THE GOOD: On the plus side. The Rays are 3-3 in their last 6 games against the Red Sox. If […]