Nearly Two Years Later, Alex Cobb Starts Tonight

September 2nd, 2016

Better?

Welcome back, Alex Cobb.

What a long road it has been after Tommy John surgery. [read more]

The Last Straw

September 1st, 2016
Beckham

Photo via RaysIndex.com

Under the new accountability movement by Kevin Cash, it was a no-brainer that Tampa Bay’s first-round pick in 2008, the No. 1 overall pick in MLB, Tim Beckham got bounced down to Triple-A yesterday.

Too often playing brain-dead baseball, Beckham took a run off the scoreboard in an 8-6 loss to the Red Sox on Wednesday. See above.

Joe can’t think of one Rays fan that will miss him.

In 198 at bats this season, Beckham hit .247 with 16 RBIs and struck out a whopping 67 times.

Everything Bucs. Every Day.

Sunday, February 21st, 2016

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“They Seem To Pop Up Too Much”

August 31st, 2016

cashGreat stuff today with the dean of Tampa Bay sports radio, Steve Duemig of WDAE-AM 620, and Rays skipper Kevin Cash. [read more]

No. 31 Is Worth Another Look

August 30th, 2016

Is Corey Dickerson Getting Used To The American League, Or Is He Just Bad?

August 28th, 2016

DickersonJoe doesn’t envy the Rays’ braintrust.

While it was an easy call to launch Desmond Jennings and send Steve Geltz packing for Triple-A, there are tougher decisions on the horizon. [read more]

Halftime Jennings Finally Booted

August 27th, 2016

JenningsRaysIn what was a surprise only because of the timing, Desmond Jennings was released today.

One of the great spring training players of the Rays’ decade will no longer torture fans. [read more]

Shoddy Defense Payback

August 25th, 2016
Lockdown before Sox meltdown

Lockdown before Sox meltdown

Joe nearly broke his TV when Kevin Kiermaier and Evan Longoria took called third strikes in the bottom of the ninth last night with the game tied and a runner on second base. [read more]

Kevin Kiermaeir Thinks He Has Turf Hip

August 23rd, 2016

Kevin KiermaierMan, how did Barry Bonds ever manage to get through seven seasons and three Gold Gloves in left field on the Three Rivers Stadium cement turf. [read more]

Sitting On Smyly’s Fastball

August 23rd, 2016

smylyraysInteresting discussion on the fall and rise and meatball-serving of Drew Smyly. [read more]

Souza Trying To “Simplify”

August 22nd, 2016

SouzaRaysWhatever works for Steven Souza, Jr., considering nothing has really worked consistently before. [read more]