Some thoughts on the first series of 2014

The Rays have played their first series, I have some concerns about the team.

2014 predictions

How will the AL East look at the end of 2014? Here are my predictions.

Don't trade David Price

It's been widely accepted that the Rays will trade David Price. I don't think they should. Here's why.

Rays acquire Ryan Hanigan and Heath Bell

Rays acquire two big names in a three team trade involving the Reds and D-Backs, but what did they give up in return?

2014 Rays Schedule released

We disect the 2014 Rays schedule.

Apr 26, 2014

GAME REVIEW: Offensive Lapse

8:10pm ET
U.S. Cellular Field
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W: Lindstrom (2-1)L: Balfour (0-1)S: N/A
TOG: 4:04Att.: 17,210

Well that was long and painful. Over four hours and the Rays come away with a loss. And why? Because of the Rays ever prevalent inability to be clutch as a team. A problem persistent since Derek Shelton's arrival in 2010. You don't draw 11 walks as a team and leave 11 on base and win. You just don't. This game should have been so far out of reach that the Abreu grand slam shouldn't have mattered. Let's delve deeper now.

Apr 24, 2014

Yankee fans alone in support of pine tar for pitchers

If you haven't heard already, last night Michael Pineda of the Yankees proved how much of an idiot he is. Nearly 2 weeks after getting busted by the media for using pine tar on his wrist in a game against the Red Sox. He did it again last night, again against the Red Sox. Only this time, the Red Sox were ready to pounce and pounce they did. It ended with him being ejected for an illegal foreign substance on his neck. (Video)

Apr 17, 2014

GAME REVIEW: Triple Trouble

7:10pm ET
Tropicana Field
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W: Sabathia (2-2)L: Price (2-1)S: N/A
TOG: 3:13Att.: 28,085

It's safe to say that wasn't the game we were expecting tonight. The Rays came home to the Trop struggling mightily offensively and being "war torn" with 3 starting pitchers on the DL, one done for the year. The Rays needed a win to get their swagger back. But alas, the promising match-up of David Price and CC Sabathia failed to deliver. It wasn't a pitchers duel, it was a hit show. Unfortunately, the hit show was coming from the Yankees. The microcosm of the Rays season is summed up with the 2nd inning triple play pulled off by the Yankees on a hard hit ball by Sean Rodriguez.

Apr 8, 2014

Matt Moore to 15-day DL

Brian Kenny of MLB Network stated just a few minutes ago on MLB Now that Matt Moore is heading to the 15-day DL.

Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times that the Rays have recalled RP Jeff Beliveau to fill Matt's spot on the 25 man roster and he has arrived in KC.

Apr 4, 2014

Some thoughts after the first series

David Price returns to the dugout after an inning
David Price returns to the dugout after an inning
Courtesy: USA TODAY Sports via FoxSportsFlorida.com
So I thought I would give my thoughts after the first series of the season. First and foremost, starting pitching needs to find itself. Yes, David Price and Chris Archer were themselves. However, both Matt Moore and Alex Cobb struggled. It was probably the first-start-of-the-season jitters, but they need to settle down and find their selves if this team is to have a hope at living up to it's potential.

Apr 2, 2014

New teammates ignore Fernando Rodney during first bow and arrow of 2014

As you know, Fernando Rodney didn't resign with the Rays this offseason. He ultimately signed with the Seattle Mariners and last night the M's were playing their game two under the lights in Anaheim. Rodney was brought in to close out a 8-3 victory over the Angels. He did it with a double play and did his bow and arrow routine. What happened next is kind of sad. See for yourself.

Mar 31, 2014

Opening Day!

With it being Opening Day, I thought I'd put my artistic side to work and write a little poem in celebration of the new season. Here it is.

Mar 20, 2014

Evan Longoria's daughter is 13 months old

In a bit of lightheartedness this late afternoon, I thought I'd point out that Evan Longoria and Jaime Edmondson's daughter Elle is 13 months old as of today. She was born February 20, 2013. The proud father sports his daughter's image as his profile picture on Twitter.

Now I hope you all will join me in a rousing edition of "D'aww".