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Jacob Larsen

  • joined Feb 11, 2008
  • last login May 02, 2012
  • posts 253
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Quite possibly the most Nomadic Rays Blogger on the web today... Very Opinionated, Very funny...what's not to like?

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Jake's Take: Playing the "Non-tender" Sweepstakes

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With tonight being the last official night for teams to tender contracts to arbitration-eligibles, the Rays sudden lack of moves may not be for long.Again, it's time for me to take a swing at...

Winter Meetings: Day 1 and more...

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Scratch Carlos Quentin off the "Wish List" According to MLB Radio, the D'Backs will soon announce that they have traded OF Carlos Quentin to the White Sox for 20-year-old 1B Chris Carter. According...

Jake Takes on "The Winter Meetings"

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The Winter Meetings are finally here and, for once as a Rays fan, it's something to be excited about. We're confident, we know what we're looking for and we're aggressive enough to make it happen....

Jake's Take on the Delmon Trade

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Last night, I spent attempting to nap from a long day at work(was up at 4 AM to work until 4 PM) and I got bombarded by the Rays possible trade from 3:30 PM on.At first, I read it the details of...

Jake's Take: Crawford may be headed to Chicago

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We've all heard the rumor that Chicago has had their sights set on acquiring Crawford, but Chicago's ESPN 1000 is reporting that the Cubs are getting ready to send a package of players to acquire...

Jake takes on Emeel Salem, OF Prospect and 2007 Draftee

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After reading over the answers, I must say that Salem has shot up in my mind as one of the greatest minds in the organization and a soon-to-be fun guy to watch/cheer for in 2008. This interview...

Jake takes on David Price, again

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Second verse, same as the first...Jake: As I've done before, Welcome to the Devil Rays! How's the ride been so far for you as a professional baseball player? Does it seem surreal to you yet or are...

Jake's Take: The End is Near...

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First off, Why Cleveland why? You had Boston within striking distance and you let them comeback to win the ALCS.Eh, life goes on. I hope Colorado shows that there's no rust and they're ready to...

Jake Takes on Fernando Perez, Rays Minor Leaguer and Future Governor?

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Jake: For Rays fans who aren't familiar with you, who is Fernando Perez? Fernando: So far im number 69.  Maybe this year i'll get a smaller number in Spring Training.  I'm 24 and have played...

Yet another Gratuitous Evan Longoria Post!

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From good buddy Kevin Goldstein's "Monday Morning Ten Pack" 3B Evan Longoria, Scottsdale Scorpions (Rays) Longoria's stay in the Arizona Fall League will be a brief one, as he will change uniforms...

Jake's Take: Who's The Boss? I am- Part. 1

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The WindowIn baseball, it's said that there's always a "window of opportunity" for a team to contend for a championship. In the 10 years of existence of the Rays, it appeared that Chuck LaMar had...

AL Comeback Player of the Year- Carlos Pena

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LINK Rays first baseman Carlos Pena on Tuesday was named AL Comeback Player of the Year by MLB. The award is given to the player who "re-emerges" on the field.

Breaking News: More Uniform Changes

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Breaking News: Operation Shutdown 2007

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Per Lancaster Joe Maddon and Andrew Friedman decided last night to shut Shields down for the year in an effort to preserve the long-term health of his arm. Shields has pitched 215 innings this...

It all starts from the bottom....

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How many of us thought that 3 out of our 4 full-season affliates would be in the championship series of their respective leagues when the season began? Vero Beach basically got left for waste when...

Jake's Take: Maybe....

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Playoffs?!?!-With 19 games remaining the Major League regular season and various Minor Leagues playing their championships or done altogether, the NDRO should be smiling and deserves a pat on the...

Just makes me want to buy his book even more...

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Josh Paul on his "stache" It just kinda grows. It grew from the insanity of nine weeks on the DL. ... It started as a tribute to ('70s porn star) John Holmes. Greg Norton is jealous. ...   Greg...

Jake's Take: I'm Superbad-er?

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Potential DP Duo -Not since "Twins" have you seen a stranger duo, but that may change in 2008. If certain things fall into place, like we believe they will, we may have a 6'6" place-holding SS and...

Meet the Future: Jake Takes on Kyle Ayers

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Being a native citizen of a truely midwestern state, nothing made me smile more than hearing an Illinois kid was drafted(and then signed) by the Rays. One of my "kids to watch" from Princeton(along...

The Story of "Lefty McGee"

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Per Biscuits Broadcasting Team MONTGOMERY - Touted lefthander Jacob McGee has been promoted to the Montgomery Biscuits from Vero Beach (A-Advanced - Florida State League), the Biscuits announced...

Don't ask, Dotel...It's Deadline Day.

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Per Marc Lancaster the Rays are done, no moves forthcoming. Per Yahoo 7/30 Game Recap Notes: There was a large group of scouts at the game, including the Yankees, Mets, White Sox, Seattle, Texas,...

Andy Sonnanstine: David Bush Version 2.0

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For the past few years, I've found ways to make sure I made it a point to draft David Bush and bury him on my fantasy team until he starts to come around. Some say it's a waste of a draft pick,...

Mr. Strangeglove or "How he stopped overthinking groundballs and learned to mash in MLB"

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What a long, weird road Upton has taken on his road to the majors.Even stranger is the last 16 months or so for our beloved "Beej." Back then, he was still a base-ball chucking, beer-chugging and...

What in the hell is wrong with Scott Kazmir?

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Last year, it appeared that Scott was on his way to superstardom and he was putting everything together. He was on a huge strikeout binge, while decreasing his walk rates. He was giving up hits,...

Jake's Take: Um, Yeah....

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The thoughts expressed here are that of Jacob Larsen and do not always express the thoughts and opinions of the staff here at DRays Bay. -Jake -The Brian S, er Casey Fossum, ReportNot that I've...

The Break-Up: The Story of the "Young Trio"

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2 Years ago, Hudson Valley had one of the most promising trios of Starting Pitchers in all of Minor League Baseball. Jake McGee, Wade Davis and Matt Walker were all "strikeout" pitchers with...

Expansion Interleague Rivalry Hits Year #10: Rays Vs. D-Backs(6-18-07)

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Per Lancaster Rays Iwamura 3B Harris SS Crawford LF Wigginton 2B Pena 1B Young CF Gomes RF Navarro C Jackson P D'backs Byrnes RF Jackson 1B Hudson 2B Tracy 3B Hairston LF Drew SS Young CF Montero C ...

Jake's Take: PH Balanced

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The thoughts expressed in this article are those of Jacob Larsen and do not represent(entirely) the thoughts and staff of DRays Bay. -JL--- Stokes ReportYup, still hate him and wondering why he...

Minor Details: Let The Good Times Roll

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Does it surprise me at all that a former Winthrop Eagle is pretty much the top pitcher(statistically, that is) in our farm system?Not really, after seeing Kevin Slowey continually being a punchout...

Jake's Take: Dumb Media Boycott Part Deux

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Oh, if you think I was pissed yesterday night with the "word-spinning" and "fair-weather"-ness of our media...well the venom is about to be spewed tonight.First off, I'd like to put my 2 bucks in...

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