Archive for July, 2008

  • [DOWN ON THE FARM] Baldelli Homers And Puts Speed On Display

    [DOWN ON THE FARM] Baldelli Homers And Puts Speed On Display

    July 26, 2008 at 9:18 am 1 comment

    Durham 10, Louisville 5. Wade Davis picked up his 2nd win in 2 triple-A starts. He allowed 3 runs in 6 innings on 4 hits and 3 walks. He struck out 6. All 3 runs were scored on 2 home runs in his final inning. Before allowing a leadoff home […]

     
  • [RADIO APPEARANCE] Rays Index Radio Appearance Tomorrow On "The Sports Cafe"

    [RADIO APPEARANCE] Rays Index Radio Appearance Tomorrow On "The Sports Cafe"

    July 25, 2008 at 3:01 pm 0 comments

    I will be joining Sean Duade on “The Sports Cafe” radio show tomorrow at 3:20pm on 1220 WSRQ. Tune in on your radio or listen live by going to their website. Likes(0)Dislikes(0)

     
  • [TAMPA BAY RAYS MEDIA] Media Approval Ratings: Todd Kalas

    [TAMPA BAY RAYS MEDIA] Media Approval Ratings: Todd Kalas

    July 25, 2008 at 1:55 pm 15 comments

    C’mon, you guys knew this was coming eventually…There is a general sense amongst some of our readers that all we do is bash the Rays media coverage. The truth is we actually admire most of the working media and respect most of their work. We just get a sense that […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Garza Loses His Control

    [THE HANGOVER] Garza Loses His Control

    July 25, 2008 at 10:29 am 4 comments

    THE GOOD: Akinori Iwamura’s defense. We can’t stop praising how seamlessly he has moved to his new position. If he does not win the gold glove, it would be a bigger injustice than Evan Longoria not winning the rookie of the year. Last night, the Rays turned 2 double-plays in […]

     
  • [DOWN ON THE FARM] Glenn Gibson Demoted To Hudson Valley

    [DOWN ON THE FARM] Glenn Gibson Demoted To Hudson Valley

    July 25, 2008 at 9:49 am 0 comments

    Durham 6, Lehigh Valley 5 (gm 1;9). This was the completion of the game from the day before. Mitch Talbot who had pitched 1 inning on Wednesday, did not pitch yesterday. Nick DeBarr pitched the next 3 innings for the win, allowing only a solo home run, and striking out […]

     
  • [SHOWER-SHOE FUNGUS] Playing A Little Pepper: Kansas City Royals

    [SHOWER-SHOE FUNGUS] Playing A Little Pepper: Kansas City Royals

    July 24, 2008 at 3:08 pm 4 comments

    FIRST INNING A look back…The A’s threw three lefties in this series against the Rays and yet the Rays still won 2 games…Did this series lay any doubt on the notion that the Rays struggle against lefties and need a right-handed bat before the trading deadline? In the series, the […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Zobrist Gives Boost To Struggling Offense, Gets Demoted

    [THE HANGOVER] Zobrist Gives Boost To Struggling Offense, Gets Demoted

    July 24, 2008 at 11:23 am 3 comments

    THE GOOD: James Shields outside of the back-to-back home runs in the 2nd inning. After the 2 home runs, he retired 13 of the next 14 batters and faced the minimum over that span. Other than the 2 solo homers, he allowed only 4 hits and 1 run, striking out […]

     
  • [DOWN ON THE FARM] Rocco Baldelli Makes Appearance In Outfield

    [DOWN ON THE FARM] Rocco Baldelli Makes Appearance In Outfield

    July 24, 2008 at 7:42 am 0 comments

    Durham @ Lehigh Valley (ppd. rain) Tennessee 4, Montgomery 3 (10). David Price gave 3 runs (2 earned) in 6 innings. He gave up 7 hits, including 1 double and a 2-run home run in the 4th inning. He struck out 6 and walked 2…Eddie Morlan pitched 1.2 scoreless innings, […]

     
  • [TRADE DEADLINE] What Do You Like Better..Christmas Or Trading Season?

    [TRADE DEADLINE] What Do You Like Better..Christmas Or Trading Season?

    July 23, 2008 at 3:03 pm 9 comments

    Yesterday we presented our updated Trade Value Index (TVI). With a little over a week until next Thursday’s trade deadline, rather than take a look at the players the Rays may target we will take a look at the players most likely to be sent packing should Andrew Friedman and […]

     
  • [THE ARCHIVES] One Year Ago On Rays Index

    [THE ARCHIVES] One Year Ago On Rays Index

    July 23, 2008 at 2:29 pm 0 comments

    One year ago on Rays Index we documented the conversation on the mound between Jim Hickey and Brian Stokes during a 21-4 loss to the Yankees. What a difference a year makes. We Like The Feel Of A Hammer On Our Heads [Rays Index] Likes(0)Dislikes(0)