Author Archives: Mark Panuthos

Rays preview: Tampa Bay is the New Boston (w/o the $$$)

Last September, the Rays staged a miracle comeback versus the Yankees.  Down 7-0 in the 7th inning, Evan Longoria homered off Cory Wade to cap a six run 7th inning.  Dan Johnson, who was batting .108, then connected for a homerun in the 9th to tie it.  In the 12th, just as Boston blew a ...

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5 reason Andy Pettitte will have a great year in 2012

Andy Pettitte’s “un-retirement” has caused much consternation, and not just among certain other pitchers who were, until recently, struggling for a starting rotation spot.  Just think of the other teams in the American League East – against all of whom Pettitte holds winning records.  He was dominant versus the Rays (16-6), Red Sox (18-10), and ...

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For Phil Hughes, 2012 is an opportunity

To put it gently, Phil Hughes “struggled” in 2011. He showed up to spring training overweight and out of shape, so much so, as a matter of fact, that the usually laconic Joe Girardi noted to New York Times reporter David Waldstein, “There's a concern … It does question where their mindset is. You know, ‘where’s ...

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