Archive for February, 2008

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

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

    February 12, 2008 at 1:40 pm 1 comment

    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. Last week we took at the latest 25-man roster projection, and with pitchers and catchers set to report this week let’s update […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Rays To Watch In Spring Training

    [THE HANGOVER] Rays To Watch In Spring Training

    February 12, 2008 at 10:25 am 3 comments

    Tampa Bay Rays (2 days until pitchers and catchers report)The Tampa Tribune lists “Five Rays To Watch” in Spring Training. The list includes several obvious names, including Akinori Iwamura, Rocco Baldelli, Edwin Jackson, Dioner Navarro and Trever Miller. We are not sure Trever Miller needs to be on this list. […]

     
  • [ANDREW FRIEDMAN] Rays Had A Deal With Tim Lincecum In Place Prior To 2006 Draft

    [ANDREW FRIEDMAN] Rays Had A Deal With Tim Lincecum In Place Prior To 2006 Draft

    February 11, 2008 at 2:38 pm 10 comments

    Yesterday Andrew Friedman appeared on Blog Talk Radio on the show “Talking Baseball” with Carl the Cabbie and Dugout Joe. The audio can be found HERE. While the show is two hours long, Friedman’s segment is over at about the 35 minute mark after approximately 20 minutes of questions from […]

     
  • [RI CONFIDENCE GRAPH] The Rays Confidence Graph Survey

    [RI CONFIDENCE GRAPH] The Rays Confidence Graph Survey

    February 11, 2008 at 12:30 pm 0 comments

    Last week we debuted our improved Rays Confidence Graph. Below you will see two polls that ask about your confidence in the Tampa Bay Rays. Please take a moment to answer each question. We will present these same polls every Monday and will update the results in graphical form on […]

     
  • [HARDBALL TIMES 2008 PREVIEW] The Hardball Times Season Preview 2008 Is Now Available

    [HARDBALL TIMES 2008 PREVIEW] The Hardball Times Season Preview 2008 Is Now Available

    February 11, 2008 at 11:30 am 0 comments

    The fine group over at The Hardball Times have just released their 2008 Season Preview. This year’s effort includes 240 pages of team essays, player comments for almost 900 different players, projections, and other goodies. We’ve adopted Bill James’ “Team-in-a-Box” format for the essays and tried to maintain a similarly […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] We Promise That All The Talk About Prospects Will End Soon, Just Not Today

    [THE HANGOVER] We Promise That All The Talk About Prospects Will End Soon, Just Not Today

    February 11, 2008 at 8:52 am 4 comments

    Tampa Bay Rays (3 days until pitchers and catchers report)Just wanted to take a second to once again thank DRG for holding down the fort on the weekend, allowing us to enjoy are literal hangovers in peace. We have a few things on tap for you today but until then […]

     
  • [JASON BARTLETT] Being Prepared Is Jason Bartlett’s Motto

    [JASON BARTLETT] Being Prepared Is Jason Bartlett’s Motto

    February 10, 2008 at 6:26 pm 4 comments

    This cute couple above is the Rays’ new shortstop, Jason Bartlett and Kelly Chevez. They are getting married! ahhh, how cute. Even better is that the couple has their wedding on TheKnot.com. Unfortunately, there are not a lot of details, but we do learn that the couple got engaged on […]

     
  • [THE SUNDAY MORNING REVOLUTION] Evidence Suggests 2007 Was Only The Beginning For Carlos Pena

    [THE SUNDAY MORNING REVOLUTION] Evidence Suggests 2007 Was Only The Beginning For Carlos Pena

    February 10, 2008 at 10:44 am 2 comments

    Tampa Bay Devil DogsDRG back at you today, and today’s topic is everybody’s pick to fall back to earth in 2008, Carlos Pena. Armchair GM ranks the top first basemen in baseball. Pena does not make the top 5, but he does get the dubious title of “Risky Pick”. Bouncing […]

     
  • [THE SATURDAY MORNING REVOLUTION] Pedro Alvarez Named Preseason All-American

    [THE SATURDAY MORNING REVOLUTION] Pedro Alvarez Named Preseason All-American

    February 9, 2008 at 10:20 am 2 comments

    Tampa Bay Devil Dogs (5 days until pitchers and catchers report)Baseball America names their preseason college All-Americans. The list includes Vanderbilt’s third baseman Pedro Alvarez. Alvarez has been a first-team All-American and the top hitter on Team USA in each of his first two seasons, and his bat speed and […]

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

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

    February 8, 2008 at 4:58 pm 5 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. We are now less than a week away from Spring Training and after a couple of more free agent signings, we now have […]