Archive for July 30th, 2008

  • [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] Likes(0)Dislikes(0)

     
  • [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 […]