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Tampa Bay Rays demote Grant Balfour

The Tampa Bay Rays have decided that 2013 All-Star closer Grant Balfour will no longer be the team’s ninth inning man. Joe Maddon made the decision on Monday after Balfour’s disappointing performance on Sunday afternoon’s game against the Seattle Mariners. Balfour retired the first two batters that he faced in the top of the ninth inning, and was one pitch away from sending...
Via isportsweb.com
June 10, 2014  |  Discuss

The 2014 proven closer disaster

After another late-game meltdown, Grant Balfour is officially out as closer for the Tampa Bay Rays, at least for now, and the Rays will go closer-by-committee for a little while. While no one player can doom an entire team, Balfour’s problems are one of the primary reasons the Rays have the worst record in baseball, […]
Via Fangraphs
June 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Grant Balfour savages Rays fans for booing him after blown save

The Tampa Bay Rays have stumbled mightily out of the gates this season, easily falling well short of expectations. A handful of games past the quarter-pole of the season, the Rays find themselves sitting at 20-28 and six games back of the AL East-leading Toronto Blue Jays. While all hope is not lost — especially […] The post Grant Balfour savages Rays fans for booing him after...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
May 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Nope, nothing ostentatious, gaudy or showy about Grant Balfour’s behemoth truck (pic)

Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Grant Balfour rolled into Spring Training in the above truck. Yep, it’s extremely large. And ridiculous, over the top, extravagant, pretentious or whatever synonym for ostentatious you want to throw in there. Why on God’s Green Earth would Balfour ever need such a ginormous vehicle? Is he planning some kind of […]The post Nope, nothing ostentatious, gaudy...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
February 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Rays pitcher Grant Balfour brings massive truck to spring training

One more reason not to mess with Grant Balfour: this is his truck. pic.twitter.com/xhATcv9y2F— Tampa Bay Rays (@RaysBaseball) February 19, 2014The picture you see above is a shot of the truck 36-year-old reliever Grant Balfour is rolling around with during spring training.As you can see, the vehicle is absolutely massive, ridiculous, mind-boggling, and all of the above.Just look...
Via Bush League Chronicle
February 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Rays sign RHP Balfour to 2-year, $12 million deal

The Tampa Bay Rays have signed right-hander pitcher Grant Balfour to a 2-year, $12 million deal. Team owner Stu Sternberg announced the deal on Thursday. He says it is a significant move for the budget-minded Rays, noting, ''We've had some exceptional teams. We want to give this organization the best chance to win, and we know it's going to cost us more than we can...
Via AP on Fox
January 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Yankees show interest in Grant Balfour after deal falls through

The Grant Balfour saga just got even more interesting. The Yankees have shown interest in Balfour, whose two-year deal with the Orioles fell apart over health concerns, according to the New York Post’s Kevin Kernan. Balfour was expected to join the Orioles on a two-year, $15 million contract, but the deal fell through when Baltimore team doctors expressed concern over the right...
Via NESN.com
December 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Rumor: There are four teams interested in closer Grant Balfour

It appeared that Grant Balfour found his new team earlier this week, but his deal with the Baltimore Orioles fell through. Now, the veteran right-hander tells Jim Duquette of The MLB Network that four teams are interested in his services while he has one offer on the table. The Detroit Tigers, New York Yankees, Colorado Rockies, Los Angeles Angels and Tampa Bay Rays are all teams...
Via MLB Injury News
December 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Grant Balfour ticked off about Orioles deal falling through

Former A’s closer and borderline lunatic Grant Balfour agreed to terms with the Orioles on a two-year, $15 million deal to become their new closer a few days ago. Hopefully he didn’t already go out and blow all of that by buying his own a private island. The Orioles announced today that they are backing out of the deal. Indications are that the Orioles were unimpressed with...
Via Minus Twenty-Two
December 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Video: Grant Balfour's unusual game entrance

Your browser does not support iframes. It's been said that the game of baseball is more mental than it is physical. I'm going to venture to say that Oakland A's reliever Grant Balfour is a believer in this sentiment. That might explain this video clip from Tuesday night at the Oakland Coliseum.Watch as the native Australian pumps himself up before entering Game Three...
Via Bush League Chronicle
October 10, 2012  |  Discuss
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