Archive for August, 2008

  • [SEPTEMBER CALL-UPS] Fernando Perez Promoted; John Jaso To Follow

    [SEPTEMBER CALL-UPS] Fernando Perez Promoted; John Jaso To Follow

    August 31, 2008 at 10:56 pm 0 comments

    [Update: 11:29pm] Marc Lancaster is reporting that the Rays will recall Salas in time for Tuesday’s game. At this point, Salas will not be eligible for the post-season roster, since he will not be on the active roster at midnight tonight. However, the Rays also put the injured JK Ryu […]

     
  • [PLAYOFFS?!?] Tampa Bay Rays Magic Number Now 19

    [PLAYOFFS?!?] Tampa Bay Rays Magic Number Now 19

    August 31, 2008 at 6:59 pm 4 comments

    With the win today and the Red Sox loss, the Rays magic number to win the division is now 22. But more importantly, with the Twins 8 games back (9 in the loss column), the magic number to clinch at least a Wild Card spot is 19. With the Red […]

     
  • [JORGE VELANDIA] Rays Acquire Jorge Velandia

    [JORGE VELANDIA] Rays Acquire Jorge Velandia

    August 31, 2008 at 4:57 pm 0 comments

    Marc Lancaster is reporting that the Rays have traded cash to the Cleveland Indians for Jorge Velandia. Despite what MLB.com might have you believe, though, Velandia is NOT being added to the Rays’ 40-man roster. Not to say he might not end up here eventually in case of an injury, […]

     
  • [SHOWER-SHOE FUNGUS] Playing A Little Pepper: Baltimore Orioles

    [SHOWER-SHOE FUNGUS] Playing A Little Pepper: Baltimore Orioles

    August 29, 2008 at 4:53 pm 2 comments

    FIRST INNINGA look back…Last night Edwin Jackson improved to 7-2 with a 2.98 ERA in his last 10 starts…Has Jackson solidified his spot in the rotation for 2009? It was pointed out in the comments this morning that Jackson’s strikeout to walk ratio over that span is not great and […]

     
  • [TAMPA BAY RAYS MEDIA] Media Approval Ratings: Rich Herrera

    [TAMPA BAY RAYS MEDIA] Media Approval Ratings: Rich Herrera

    August 29, 2008 at 1:05 pm 12 comments

    We want to know what you guys think of various members of the Rays media coverage. Here are the most recent results. Next up…Rays radio pre- and postgame host Rich Herrera… As we have stated before, we rarely listen to the Rays’ radio broadcasts. Between the “Extra Innings” package, MLB.tv, […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Jackson Is Now Rays’ Most Consistent Pitcher

    [THE HANGOVER] Jackson Is Now Rays’ Most Consistent Pitcher

    August 29, 2008 at 11:24 am 6 comments

    THE GOOD: Edwin Jackson. His biggest moment came in the 6th when the Jays got men on first and third with no outs. Jackson got the next 3 batters on a line drive to Jason Bartlett, an infield pop-up and a groundball to third to get out of the inning…In […]

     
  • [DOWN ON THE FARM] Karma Not Kind To James Houser

    [DOWN ON THE FARM] Karma Not Kind To James Houser

    August 29, 2008 at 7:53 am 2 comments

    Durham 11, Norfolk 9. David Price picked up his first triple-A win, throwin 5 innings, striking out 5, giving up 2 runs on 4 hits and 3 walks…Calvin Medlock gave up 5 runs in 1.1 innings…Jonny Gomes had 4 hits in 6 at bats, driving in 3…Chris Richard drove in […]

     
  • [MYTHBUSTERS] Debunking The Myth: Rays Are Good Because Of All The High Draft Picks

    [MYTHBUSTERS] Debunking The Myth: Rays Are Good Because Of All The High Draft Picks

    August 28, 2008 at 1:53 pm 25 comments

    We have discussed this twice before within posts about other topics…We felt the topic needed its own stage… It usually goes something like this: The Rays are doing a great job this year…Of course they have been bad so long that they were able to capitalize on all those high […]

     
  • [CAL RIPKEN JR] Ripken Jumps Ship During Orioles’ 11th Consecutive Losing Season

    [CAL RIPKEN JR] Ripken Jumps Ship During Orioles’ 11th Consecutive Losing Season

    August 28, 2008 at 11:00 am 6 comments

    First Brett Favre, and now this? Even Cal Ripken, Jr., he of 21 seasons in only one jersey, knows a good thing when he sees it. It has been our contention that the Rays season has to be more insulting to the Orioles and the Blue Jays, than to the […]

     
  • [RI CONFIDENCE GRAPH] The Rays Index Confidence Graph: Week 22

    [RI CONFIDENCE GRAPH] The Rays Index Confidence Graph: Week 22

    August 28, 2008 at 10:19 am 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 […]