Archive for June 4th, 2008

  • [2008 DRAFT] If All Else Fails, Draft The ‘Hot’ One

    [2008 DRAFT] If All Else Fails, Draft The ‘Hot’ One

    June 4, 2008 at 5:31 pm 0 comments

    10 posts in one day? Hoochie mamma!We thought (hoped?) we were done for the day, but this just came across our desk and it is too good to pass up. Three of our favorite bloggers and regular commenters of this site, David Chalk (Bugs and Cranks), Jessica (Her Rays) and […]

     
  • [HINDSIGHT IS WHAT IT IS] The 2007 Draft: A Look Back

    [HINDSIGHT IS WHAT IT IS] The 2007 Draft: A Look Back

    June 4, 2008 at 4:01 pm 3 comments

    With the 2008 MLB draft tomorrow, the Tampa Bay Rays front office is busy preparing for their third rodeo. Now is a good time to take a look back and gauge the early returns from players selected in last year’s draft. We all know about David Price, but what about […]

     
  • [DIONER NAVARRO] Defending ‘The Fat Catcher’

    [DIONER NAVARRO] Defending ‘The Fat Catcher’

    June 4, 2008 at 3:01 pm 3 comments

    Yesterday, we ran two posts defending Dioner Navarro against the suggestion from one writer that Navi is a “middling” catcher and that if the Rays want to win now, they should draft Buster Posey. Tampa Bay Sports Blog thinks we went too far… This is getting out of control now. […]

     
  • [PINK HAT NATION] Red Sox Fans Talking Smack? It Couldn’t Be

    [PINK HAT NATION] Red Sox Fans Talking Smack? It Couldn’t Be

    June 4, 2008 at 1:30 pm 8 comments

    Entering this series with the Red Sox we wondered how important this 3-game set was to Red Sox fans and whether they still considered the Yankees more of a threat. It is easy to think that 2 championships in the last 4 years is still not enough to erase 85 […]

     
  • [RI CONFIDENCE GRAPH] The Rays Index Confidence Graph: Week 10

    [RI CONFIDENCE GRAPH] The Rays Index Confidence Graph: Week 10

    June 4, 2008 at 1:00 pm 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 […]

     
  • [WATERFRONT STADIUM] Bud Selig Promises St. Pete An All-Star Game If New Stadium Is Approved

    [WATERFRONT STADIUM] Bud Selig Promises St. Pete An All-Star Game If New Stadium Is Approved

    June 4, 2008 at 12:20 pm 2 comments

    Aaron Sharockman of The St. Pete Times spoke with MLB Commissioner Bud Selig about the Tampa Bay Rays’ proposed stadium to be built along the downtown St. Pete waterfront. Selig was emphatic that the Rays needed a new stadium and that they need one “expeditiously”. “There’s no question that the […]

     
  • [BRIAN GILES] Jeff Moore Doesn’t Understand Why The Rays Are Successful

    [BRIAN GILES] Jeff Moore Doesn’t Understand Why The Rays Are Successful

    June 4, 2008 at 11:40 am 1 comment

    Jeff Moore thinks the San Diego Padres should trade Brian Giles to a team that needs a right fielder and a leadoff hitter. Jeff Moore thinks that the Tampa Bay Rays make a perfect trade partner. Now 37, Giles is no longer a power threat, but he has emerged as […]

     
  • [THE ARCHIVES] One Year Ago On Rays Index

    [THE ARCHIVES] One Year Ago On Rays Index

    June 4, 2008 at 11:20 am 4 comments

    One year ago on Rays Index we conducted a mock draft and correctly predicted every pick of the first round. We’re Going Mock Drafting! The Baseball Mock Draft To End All Mock Drafts [Rays Index]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Sox Dared Garza To Throw Strike-One; Garza Doesn’t Deliver

    [THE HANGOVER] Sox Dared Garza To Throw Strike-One; Garza Doesn’t Deliver

    June 4, 2008 at 10:49 am 5 comments

    THE GOOD: Say what you will about Aki Iwamura, but this guy was born to hit in Fenway Park. His first at bat of the game was a typical Aki flyball to left field, only in Fenway that is a leadoff home run. Aki would hit 50 doubles if he […]

     
  • [DOWN ON THE FARM] Jeremy Hellickson Named One Of Hottest Prospects Of ’08

    [DOWN ON THE FARM] Jeremy Hellickson Named One Of Hottest Prospects Of ’08

    June 4, 2008 at 7:49 am 0 comments

    Richmond 7, Durham 0. Ben Hendrickson dropped to 4-4 after giving up 5 runs in 5 innings on 9 hits and 3 walks…The Bulls managed only 2 hits, singles by Nathan Haynes and Justin Ruggiano. Montgomery 10, Carolina 5. Kevin Lynn gave up 5 runs (3 earned) in 4.1 innings […]