Archive for January, 2008

  • [2008 ROSTER] 2008 40-Man Roster And Payroll Projections

    [2008 ROSTER] 2008 40-Man Roster And Payroll Projections

    January 22, 2008 at 2:08 pm 7 comments

    The 2008 40-man roster and payroll projection is based only players currently within the organization and will be updated when trades are consummated and free agents are signed. We are now less than a month away from Spring Training and after the recent flurry of contracts signings with the Rays […]

     
  • [WILL LEITCH] "God Save The Fan" By Will Leitch

    [WILL LEITCH] "God Save The Fan" By Will Leitch

    January 22, 2008 at 12:30 pm 0 comments

    This site has been heavily influenced by Will Leitch and his Deadspin website. That is not to say that we model everything here after Deadspin, nor do we pretend to write as well as Will. Rather Will, taught me that I can write in a conversational manner and still be […]

     
  • [WILL LEITCH] "God Save The Fan" By Will Leitch

    [WILL LEITCH] "God Save The Fan" By Will Leitch

    January 22, 2008 at 12:30 pm 0 comments

    This site has been heavily influenced by Will Leitch and his Deadspin website. That is not to say that we model everything here after Deadspin, nor do we pretend to write as well as Will. Rather Will, taught me that I can write in a conversational manner and still be […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The Word "Commitment" Confuses Marc Topkin

    [THE HANGOVER] The Word "Commitment" Confuses Marc Topkin

    January 22, 2008 at 9:21 am 0 comments

    Tampa Bay Rays (23 days until pitchers and catchers report)We have other things to write about later today, so we won’t waste an entire post on Marc Topkin’s latest piece. Rather we will just bitch about it here. In the piece,”Rays paying it forward“, Topkin suggests that the recent contracts […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The Word "Commitment" Confuses Marc Topkin

    [THE HANGOVER] The Word "Commitment" Confuses Marc Topkin

    January 22, 2008 at 9:21 am 13 comments

    Tampa Bay Rays (23 days until pitchers and catchers report)We have other things to write about later today, so we won’t waste an entire post on Marc Topkin’s latest piece. Rather we will just bitch about it here. In the piece,”Rays paying it forward“, Topkin suggests that the recent contracts […]

     
  • [RI CONFIDENCE GRAPH] Rays Continue To Show That They Will Spend Money, Just Not Too Much

    [RI CONFIDENCE GRAPH] Rays Continue To Show That They Will Spend Money, Just Not Too Much

    January 21, 2008 at 2:02 pm 4 comments

    The RI Confidence Graph will appear every Monday and is a look at how much confidence we have in the Tampa Bay Rays at this moment. The graph is designed to give us a look at how our emotional bias as Rays fans fluctuates through time. The “confidence” in the […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Akinori Iwamura Need Not Worry About Second-Year Struggles Of Other Japanese Position Players

    [THE HANGOVER] Akinori Iwamura Need Not Worry About Second-Year Struggles Of Other Japanese Position Players

    January 21, 2008 at 9:26 am 2 comments

    Tampa Bay Rays (24 days until pitchers and catchers report)DRays Bay looks at the history of Japanese position players that have made the switch to Major League Baseball and their improvement (or lack thereof) from year one to year two. History does not bode well for Akinori Iwamura as only […]

     
  • [BRAVES BLOGTOPIA] What They Are Saying In The Blogosphere About The Will Aybar Trade

    [BRAVES BLOGTOPIA] What They Are Saying In The Blogosphere About The Will Aybar Trade

    January 19, 2008 at 2:00 pm 2 comments

    On Thursday, the Tampa Bay Rays acquired Willy Aybar and Chase Fontaine for Jeff Ridgway. We decided to take a look around and see what Braves fans had to say about the move. The feelings on the move are mixed, but most look at Ridgway as a way to add […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Six Or Seven Years For James Shields Is A Risk Worth Taking

    [THE HANGOVER] Six Or Seven Years For James Shields Is A Risk Worth Taking

    January 19, 2008 at 12:05 pm 1 comment

    Tampa Bay Rays (26 days until pitchers and catchers report)The most important news to come out amongst all the moves the Rays have made in the past week is a move they haven’t made…yet. It is being reported that the Tampa Bay Rays are trying to sign James Shields to […]

     
  • [EL GATO] Tampa Bay Rays Lock-Up Carlos Pena For 3 Years

    [EL GATO] Tampa Bay Rays Lock-Up Carlos Pena For 3 Years

    January 18, 2008 at 12:26 pm 2 comments

    [Update: The Heater is reporting that the Rays and Scott Kazmir have reportedly agreed to a 1-year deal and avoided arbitration. The deal is for about $3.5 million] Today the Tampa Bay Rays have reached an agreement with Carlos Pena on a 3-year deal worth just over $24 million. The […]