Archive for July, 2008

  • [THE ARCHIVES] Two Years Ago On Rays Index

    [THE ARCHIVES] Two Years Ago On Rays Index

    July 31, 2008 at 9:19 pm 0 comments

    Two years ago on Rays Index we were very critical of the local newspapers for the way in which they handled a few quotes from BJ Upton, Delmon Young and Elijah Dukes in a national publication. The Irresponsible Reporting Of The Tampa Tribune And The St. Pete Times [Rays Index]

     
  • [DAVID PRICE] Feature Story On David Price In Sports Illustrated

    [DAVID PRICE] Feature Story On David Price In Sports Illustrated

    July 31, 2008 at 6:01 pm 0 comments

    David Price once almost quit baseball in college to go work at a McDonalds. Seriously…You can’t make this shit up. That is just part of the story in the upcoming issue of Sports Illustrated about Price and being a black baseball player in this day and age. IN JANUARY 2005, […]

     
  • [TRADE DEADLINE] Tampa Bay Rays Deadline Deals And Rumors

    [TRADE DEADLINE] Tampa Bay Rays Deadline Deals And Rumors

    July 31, 2008 at 10:17 am 27 comments

    Today is the non-waiver trading deadline in baseball and this post will be dedicated to all the rumors and moves as they happen throughout the day. So keep checking back from time-to-time. We will keep this going until a little after the 4pm deadline… [5:17] The Pirates are getting Craig […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Rays Back Up By 3 Games Over Red Sox

    [THE HANGOVER] Rays Back Up By 3 Games Over Red Sox

    July 31, 2008 at 9:55 am 1 comment

    THE GOOD: Carlos Pena. Since the All-Star break, Pena has 4 home runs in 46 at bats or 1 every 11.5 at bats, which is closer to his ’07 rate of 10.7 at bats per home run. Prior to the break he was only hitting home runs once every 20 […]

     
  • [DOWN ON THE FARM] Tim Beckham Sits For 3rd Straight Game

    [DOWN ON THE FARM] Tim Beckham Sits For 3rd Straight Game

    July 31, 2008 at 9:04 am 0 comments

    Buffalo 8, Durham 5. Wade Davis pitched 5 innings, allowing 3 runs on 5 hits and 3 walks and 2 hit batters. He struck out 6. He gave up a 2-out home run in the first, after which he loaded the bases with 2 walks and a hit batter before […]

     
  • [TRADE DEADLINE STARE-DOWN] Don’t Expect The Rays To Blink First In Deal For Jason Bay

    [TRADE DEADLINE STARE-DOWN] Don’t Expect The Rays To Blink First In Deal For Jason Bay

    July 30, 2008 at 5:33 pm 2 comments

    [Update 8:40pm] Jayson Stark is reporting that the Rays and Pirates had “very little dialogue” today. This is not surprising and supports the notion that the Rays have made their “final” offer and the Pirates are shopping for better deals. Stark mentions that the Pirates may seek a better deal […]

     
  • [RI CONFIDENCE GRAPH] The Rays Index Confidence Graph: Week 18

    [RI CONFIDENCE GRAPH] The Rays Index Confidence Graph: Week 18

    July 30, 2008 at 4:11 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 […]

     
  • [THE ARCHIVES] Two Years Ago On Rays Index

    [THE ARCHIVES] Two Years Ago On Rays Index

    July 30, 2008 at 3:15 pm 0 comments

    Two years ago on Rays Index, we relayed a story about BJ Upton in which he apparently was more concerned about his “walk-up” music during a triple-A game, and decided to call the pressbox to relay his “frustration”. Those Crazy Kids Just Can’t Keep Their Mouths Shut [Rays Index]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Matt Garza Summons The Ghost Of Tom Seaver

    [THE HANGOVER] Matt Garza Summons The Ghost Of Tom Seaver

    July 30, 2008 at 12:18 pm 0 comments

    THE GOOD: The Ghost of Tom Seaver. At some point in the 3rd or 4th inning, we suddenly remembered a story told by Tom Seaver. Occasionally Seaver would come back to the dugout after warmups or after the first inning and tell his teammates that they only needed to score […]

     
  • [DOWN ON THE FARM] Rocco Baldelli Very Close To Rejoining Rays

    [DOWN ON THE FARM] Rocco Baldelli Very Close To Rejoining Rays

    July 30, 2008 at 11:07 am 0 comments

    Buffalo 8, Durham 7. Jeff Niemann didn’t do the Rays any favors in his last start prior to the trade deadline. In 4.2 innings, he gave up 5 runs on 5 hits and walked another 6 batters with only 3 strike outs. Niemann dropped to 7-5 with a 3.53 ERA…Justin […]