Archive for February, 2008

  • [HAPPY HOUR] BJ Upton’s New Role: Coverboy

    [HAPPY HOUR] BJ Upton’s New Role: Coverboy

    February 29, 2008 at 4:35 pm 5 comments

    Tampa Bay Rays (30.5 days until Opening Day) Went out to check the mail today and we were surprised with quite a little present. That my friends is the Tampa Bay Rays’ very own BJ Upton along with his brother Justin Upton of the D-Backs. And no, this is not […]

     
  • [2008 ROSTER] 2008 25-Man Roster And Starting Lineup Projections Redux

    [2008 ROSTER] 2008 25-Man Roster And Starting Lineup Projections Redux

    February 29, 2008 at 3:04 pm 0 comments

    The 2008 25-man roster prediction is based only on players currently within the organization and will be updated when trades are consummated and free agents are signed. With Spring Training games underway, let’s update our 25-man roster projections with a couple of changes. Notes on the projection can be found […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Christmas In February For James Houser

    [THE HANGOVER] Christmas In February For James Houser

    February 29, 2008 at 10:23 am 3 comments

    Tampa Bay Rays (31 days until Opening Day) The Rays and James Houser have found a loophole in his suspension. The Rays added the Sarasota native to their 40-man roster in November to protect him from being taken in the Rule 5 draft, and that move apparently trumps the suspension, […]

     
  • [HAPPY HOUR] Jeff Niemann Will Get An Early Look In Spring Training

    [HAPPY HOUR] Jeff Niemann Will Get An Early Look In Spring Training

    February 28, 2008 at 7:04 pm 4 comments

    Tampa Bay Rays (31 and a half days until Opening Day) The Rays have released their pitching schedule for the next few days, including all pitchers that are scheduled to take the mound tomorrow, Saturday and Sunday and the starting pitchers for Monday and Tuesday. Friday at RedsRays—Jackson, Hammel, Sonnanstine, […]

     
  • [SPRING TRAINING] Rays’ Magic 8-Ball Answers 11 Spring Training Questions

    [SPRING TRAINING] Rays’ Magic 8-Ball Answers 11 Spring Training Questions

    February 28, 2008 at 3:08 pm 5 comments

    The Rays return in 2008 with a much different lineup than that which started the 2007 campaign as only catcher and left field figure to have the same opening day starters. With most of the regular lineup set, there are still a number of questions concerning the Rays entering Spring […]

     
  • [BARRY BONDS] Media Continues To Twist Barry Bonds Story

    [BARRY BONDS] Media Continues To Twist Barry Bonds Story

    February 28, 2008 at 10:06 am 7 comments

    As we pointed out a few days ago, there have now been 64 katrillion gabillion Barry Bonds-to-the-Rays stories. For the most part we have glossed over most of these and don’t feel the need to point you to every article as they all say one of two things: 1) Bonds […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Scott Kazmir Plans To Be On The Mound Opening Day

    [THE HANGOVER] Scott Kazmir Plans To Be On The Mound Opening Day

    February 28, 2008 at 9:29 am 0 comments

    Tampa Bay Rays (32 days until Opening Day) While Scott Kazmir is still aiming to be ready to take the mound on Opening Day in Baltimore on March 31st, Joe Maddon and Andrew Friedman are taking a much more cautious approach. “I know, with pitchers, there’s a certain prestige that […]

     
  • [HAPPY HOUR] Reid Brignac’s Little Piggy Not Going To Bat

    [HAPPY HOUR] Reid Brignac’s Little Piggy Not Going To Bat

    February 27, 2008 at 4:38 pm 0 comments

    Tampa Bay Rays (33 days until Opening Day) The injury bug is striking the Rays camp early this year. After earlier scares from Scott Kazmir and David Price, we now get word that Reid Brignac will miss a week with a broken toe. In other injury news from yesterday’s intrasquad […]

     
  • [RAYS MEDIA] David Whitley’s Column Was Not Only Awful, It Was Unoriginal

    [RAYS MEDIA] David Whitley’s Column Was Not Only Awful, It Was Unoriginal

    February 27, 2008 at 12:59 pm 0 comments

    Earlier this week, in our ever-popular feature “Why The Rays Columnists Suck”, David Whitley made his debut. In his column Whitley emails the Church of Satan in an effort to ask Satan himself how he feels about the Tampa Bay Devil Rays changing their name to the “Tampa Bay Rays. […]

     
  • [RI CONFIDENCE GRAPH] The Rays Index Confidence Graph: 5 Weeks Until Opening Day

    [RI CONFIDENCE GRAPH] The Rays Index Confidence Graph: 5 Weeks Until Opening Day

    February 27, 2008 at 11:27 am 0 comments

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