We went over some of the top hitting and pitching prospects from this years' Pacific League Portland Beavers with Randy Smith to get his impressions on their seasons and what they have been doing in the Instructional Leagues.
January 2, 2011
Summary: The San Diego Padres Triple-A affiliate rarely found a consistent rotation that could be relied upon to stop the bleeding. Most of the success here came from moving parts that were transitioned in and out.
December 5, 2010
Wade LeBlanc pitches well until the sixth and Scott Munter takes the loss in extras. Nathan Culp goes 2-for-2 with a homer and James Darnell scores the game-winner. Drew Cumberland fuels a come from behind win with a homer in the ninth. Juan Oramas takes the loss, matching last season's total in a tight game.
Here is our first edition of our awards, where we give a Batter and Pitcher of the Month for each of the Rockies affiliates. We also name some Honorable Mention players, and give a run down on who excelled during the month of April.
The Sky Sox got off to a blistering start to the 2009 campaign, as they posted a 14-6 record through the season's first month. They got some key contributions up and down the lineup, and the pitching was better than advertised.
Today marked the beginning of the end for this historic ballpark, as the Rays will move their preseason efforts to Port Charlotte in 2009, about two hours south the Sunshine City as the team looks to spread their wings to a potential new fan base, says Ted Fleming of Rays Digest.
On Tuesday, February, 12, Rays Digest writers Ted Fleming and Tyler Hissey will discuss the Tampa Bay Rays on TBSN Radio.
February 11, 2008
During a busy offseason, the Rays changed their name (dropping the Devil), their team colors (from green to blue) and their attitude (acknowledging it was time to stop building and start winning). But as they prepare for the spring training, they know the biggest change has to occur on the field as they seek to surpass 70 wins for the first time.
February 9, 2008