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  • #16
    I heard the team spring training batting average is currently sitting at .219. While I know BA is not the Be All end all of winning teams or players, it is kind of indicative so far of how our spring has gone. Pitching good, hitters not so much. Time for Joe to clear out the minor leaguers and send them back to Durham or Montgomery, and start fielding the lineup you intend to play the majority of the time. Start developing some chemistry on the field and in the batting order. Opening Day is less than 2 weeks away, and looking at the April schedule, this team needs to get off to a fast start, play at least .550 baseball until the schedule softens up a little. 1-8 like 2011 won't cut it in 2012.
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    • #17
      Originally posted by raysnbran View Post
      I heard the team spring training batting average is currently sitting at .219. While I know BA is not the Be All end all of winning teams or players, it is kind of indicative so far of how our spring has gone. Pitching good, hitters not so much. Time for Joe to clear out the minor leaguers and send them back to Durham or Montgomery, and start fielding the lineup you intend to play the majority of the time. Start developing some chemistry on the field and in the batting order. Opening Day is less than 2 weeks away, and looking at the April schedule, this team needs to get off to a fast start, play at least .550 baseball until the schedule softens up a little. 1-8 like 2011 won't cut it in 2012.
      I agree and on top of that moore looked like utter crap in his first real start of the ST
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      • #18
        Opening Day is 18 days away.

        The tough opening schedule means the Rays do NOT have to start off strong. I expect them to go 11-12 in April and still win the division.

        The Red Sox and Yankees have similar April schedules anyway. One team might start off slow but I can't see NY, Boston, or TB reaching 16 wins in April.

        Toronto on the other hand plays CLE, BAL, SEA, and KC 16 times in April. They could very well be in first place by May.

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        • #19
          Rotation is set Sheilds,Price, Helliskon,Moore and finally neimen and wade going to the pen
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          • #20
            shields got hammered but still they managed a walk off win against mariano. pena with a great day although he also struck out with runner on third an less than 2 outs.

            why does shields start there? I know he is a good pitcher and able to do much better but I always thought price was the ace of that stuff. doesn't the ace start game 1 usually?
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            • #21
              Oh What a way for Los to return there What a game as well!
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              • #22
                Shields deserved the start Friday for being the veteran leader and he also had a better year in 2011 than Price. He didn't perform Friday like a #1 but neither did CC. 3 straight wins against the Yankees? Can't ask for a better start, but now we head out to three tough places to play, Detroit, Boston & Toronto. Certainly off to a better start than '11 and hoping we go at least .500 on the road trip.
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                • #23
                  Originally posted by raysnbran View Post
                  Shields deserved the start Friday for being the veteran leader and he also had a better year in 2011 than Price. He didn't perform Friday like a #1 but neither did CC. 3 straight wins against the Yankees? Can't ask for a better start, but now we head out to three tough places to play, Detroit, Boston & Toronto. Certainly off to a better start than '11 and hoping we go at least .500 on the road trip.
                  there are only tough places this season. the orioles suck but the other teams of the division are all really good. I think NY is going to win the division but the race for the two WCs will be really tough with the angels (or rangers), red sox and rays. the blue jays are also very tough. the rays can of course also win the division but then it has to go really well and some guys need really good years.
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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by raysnbran View Post
                    Shields deserved the start Friday for being the veteran leader and he also had a better year in 2011 than Price. He didn't perform Friday like a #1 but neither did CC. 3 straight wins against the Yankees? Can't ask for a better start, but now we head out to three tough places to play, Detroit, Boston & Toronto. Certainly off to a better start than '11 and hoping we go at least .500 on the road trip.
                    Not Worried about the sox Detroit i will be happy with 2 of three.
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                    • #25
                      I am officially worried about this team. The SPs are just going through a slump right now, but it's wearing the bullpen down in the process. Looks like we are on the way to our 3rd straight L to the Red Sox, with a potent Blue Jay team waiting in the wings. Time for Shields tomorrow to stand up and lead the way.
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                      • #26
                        Thank you Friedman for signing Fernando Rodney. We would be in last place without him. Finally get to play a night game on the road tomorrow and get back into what the schedule will be like most days of the season...
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                        • #27
                          Ummmmm our bull pen is a disaster but doesn't help that the starters aren't going deep at all.
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                          • #28
                            Good news is that I just got my tickets to see the Rays play Sunday afternoon against the Twins. Bad news is that I get to see Jeff Neimann pitch instead of Shields, Price or Moore...
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                            • #29
                              Originally posted by raysnbran View Post
                              Good news is that I just got my tickets to see the Rays play Sunday afternoon against the Twins. Bad news is that I get to see Jeff Neimann pitch instead of Shields, Price or Moore...
                              Neimen has been alright the big man can get settled in and pitch as great as anyone i have seen! good all around win tonight by the boys.
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                              • #30
                                Rays claim Brandon Allen from Oakland, put Chirinos on the 60 day DL. They will have to make another move tomorrow, as BJ Upton is due back with the team, probably Stephen Vogt gets sent down...

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