Archive for July, 2008

  • [RI CONFIDENCE GRAPH] The Rays Index Confidence Graph: Week 17

    [RI CONFIDENCE GRAPH] The Rays Index Confidence Graph: Week 17

    July 23, 2008 at 12:25 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 HANGOVER] Jonny Gomes Might Be Demoted To Durham

    [THE HANGOVER] Jonny Gomes Might Be Demoted To Durham

    July 23, 2008 at 11:07 am 7 comments

    THE GOOD: Sometimes you watch a game and you just know early on that it is not the Rays’ night. It is easier on the liver. THE BAD: Andy Sonnanstine against the A’s this season. The Rays have only played the A’s 5 times and yet two of their worst […]

     
  • [DOWN ON THE FARM] Cummings Named To Olympic Team, Opens Spot In Durham For David Price

    [DOWN ON THE FARM] Cummings Named To Olympic Team, Opens Spot In Durham For David Price

    July 23, 2008 at 10:18 am 1 comment

    Lehigh Valley 4, Durham 3. Ben Hendrickson gave up 4 runs in 5.1 innings…Chris Mason pitched 2 scoreless innings of relief, giving up 3 hits…Fernando Perez was 3-4 with a double. In his last 8 games, he is 16-34 (.471). He is still striking out too much with 14 in […]

     
  • [TRADING DEADLINE] 2008 Tampa Bay Rays Trade Value Index

    [TRADING DEADLINE] 2008 Tampa Bay Rays Trade Value Index

    July 22, 2008 at 2:35 pm 6 comments

    With the non-waiver trade deadline, a little over a week away, there are rumors galore that the Rays are interested in beefing up the bullpen, adding a right-handed hitting outfielder and possibly a utility infielder. Therefore it is time to update our Tampa Bay Rays Trade Value Index (TVI)… The […]

     
  • [RAYS INDEX STORE] RAYSHEADS UNITE! New Item In The Rays Index Store

    [RAYS INDEX STORE] RAYSHEADS UNITE! New Item In The Rays Index Store

    July 22, 2008 at 12:17 pm 1 comment

    Just want to let you know that we added an item to the Rays Index Store, based on requests. It seemed silly that we did not have a shirt for one of the Rays’ All-Stars. Ode To The Fat Catcher* Behind the plate squats your rotundnessAt the plate, your chubby […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Balfour Is So Confident Now, He Will Tell Batters What Is Coming

    [THE HANGOVER] Balfour Is So Confident Now, He Will Tell Batters What Is Coming

    July 22, 2008 at 11:03 am 1 comment

    THE GOOD: Scott Kazmir was at his best and kept his pitch count in check. After needing 18 pitches in the first, he only needed 67 over the next 5 innings and was able to work 7 full innings with 103 pitches… BJ Upton. Upton was 2-3 with 2 walks. […]

     
  • [DOWN ON THE FARM] Brignac Sets Goal Of 3,000 Hits

    [DOWN ON THE FARM] Brignac Sets Goal Of 3,000 Hits

    July 22, 2008 at 10:22 am 1 comment

    Lehigh Valley 4, Durham 2. Jeremy Cummings fell to 7-3 after giving up 4 runs (3 earned) in 6 innings. He struck out 5 and walked none…Calvin Medlock pitched 2 perfect innings of relief…Fernando Perez was 2-4 with 2 strikeouts and stole his 31st and 32nd bases…Justin Ruggiano struck out […]

     
  • [SHOWER-SHOE FUNGUS] Playing A Little Pepper: Oakland A’s

    [SHOWER-SHOE FUNGUS] Playing A Little Pepper: Oakland A’s

    July 21, 2008 at 3:26 pm 0 comments

    FIRST INNING A look back…Several of the Rays top hitters continue to struggle including Carl Crawford, BJ Upton and Carlos Pena…At what point do we stop assuming that they will eventually break out? Crawford was 3-12 in the Jays series and is hitting .255/.295/.378 in the last month. Upton went […]

     
  • [RI CONFIDENCE GRAPH] The Tampa Bay Rays Confidence Survey

    [RI CONFIDENCE GRAPH] The Tampa Bay Rays Confidence Survey

    July 21, 2008 at 11:55 am 3 comments

    Last week’s Rays Confidence Graph results. 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. The results will be presented in graphical form on Wednesday, and will […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Percival Return From DL; Rays Drop Finale To Jays

    [THE HANGOVER] Percival Return From DL; Rays Drop Finale To Jays

    July 21, 2008 at 11:08 am 3 comments

    THE GOOD: The Red Sox were swept in Anaheim by the Angels, maintaining the Rays 1.5 game lead in the AL East. THE BAD: The Yankees swept the A’s. We suppose the good news there is that the Rays now have one less enemy in the wild card hunt. After […]