Archive for November, 2008

  • [THE ARCHIVES] One Year Ago On Rays Index

    [THE ARCHIVES] One Year Ago On Rays Index

    November 28, 2008 at 5:33 pm 0 comments

    One year ago on Rays Index we saw the Rays make a big splash early in the Hot Stove season when they sent Delmon Young, Brendan Harris and Jason Pridie to the Twins for Matt Garza, Jason Bartlett and Eddie Morlan. A day later they would sign Troy Percival to […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Edwin Jackson Would Be An Expensive Middle Reliever

    [THE HANGOVER] Edwin Jackson Would Be An Expensive Middle Reliever

    November 25, 2008 at 9:50 am 6 comments

    There has been much speculation about what the Rays will do with Edwin Jackson. Let’s assume for the moment that the Rays do not trade Andy Sonnanstine and both Sonny and David Price are in the rotation at the end of Spring Training. The Rays would then have two options. […]

     
  • [SHOWER-SHOE FUNGUS] Playing A Little Pepper: Hot Stove

    [SHOWER-SHOE FUNGUS] Playing A Little Pepper: Hot Stove

    November 24, 2008 at 4:20 pm 20 comments

    FIRST INNING (A look back)…The Rays added three players to the 40-man roster last week to protect them from the Rule 5 draft. The most notable exception was Eddie Morlan…Was it a mistake to leave Morlan unprotected? A quick look at the numbers shows Dale Thayer (2.82 tRA, 10.0 K/9 […]

     
  • [2009 TAMPA BAY RAYS] Projected 2009 Tampa Bay Rays 40-Man Roster And Payroll

    [2009 TAMPA BAY RAYS] Projected 2009 Tampa Bay Rays 40-Man Roster And Payroll

    November 24, 2008 at 12:01 pm 6 comments

    With the recent additions of Wade Davis, Jake McGee and Dale Thayer to the 40-man roster let’s update the 2009 40-man roster projection.40-Man Roster Projection (notes and explanations on the projection can be found following the roster)… Notes on the 40-man roster projection Ages are as of today. Shaded players […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Morlan Eyed As Potential Rule 5 Draftee

    [THE HANGOVER] Morlan Eyed As Potential Rule 5 Draftee

    November 24, 2008 at 10:23 am 0 comments

    DEVIL DOGS WEBTOPIA… Despite earlier reports that Trever Miller had signed with the Cardinals, the deal is not yet finalized but is expected to get done eventually. [MLB Trade Rumors] U.S.S. Mariner takes a look at some of the better players left available for the Rule 5 draft including Eddie […]

     
  • [ROCCO BALDELLI] Rocco Baldelli Meets With Red Sox Officials

    [ROCCO BALDELLI] Rocco Baldelli Meets With Red Sox Officials

    November 23, 2008 at 2:17 pm 5 comments

    Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe is reporting that Rocco Baldelli met with the Red Sox last week. According to major league sources, Baldelli, from Cumberland, R.I., met with the Red Sox at Fenway late last week to discuss his future and the effects of the mitochondrial disorder that limited […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Rays Leave Flexibility In Roster Following 40-Man Roster Additions

    [THE HANGOVER] Rays Leave Flexibility In Roster Following 40-Man Roster Additions

    November 21, 2008 at 9:58 am 18 comments

    DEVIL DOGS WEBTOPIA… Yesterday, the Rays added Wade Davis, Jake McGee and Dale Thayer to the 40-man roster. The moves give the Rays 39 players on the 40-man roster.This is significant because with an open slot on the 40-man roster, the Rays will be able to make a selection in […]

     
  • [RI CONFIDENCE GRAPH] The Rays Index Confidence Graph

    [RI CONFIDENCE GRAPH] The Rays Index Confidence Graph

    November 20, 2008 at 7:34 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 […]

     
  • [40-MAN ROSTER] Rays Make Additions To 40-Man Roster

    [40-MAN ROSTER] Rays Make Additions To 40-Man Roster

    November 20, 2008 at 5:49 pm 0 comments

    Joe Smith of the St. Pete Times is reporting that the Rays have added Wade Davis, Jake McGee and Dale Thayer to the 40-man roster. Thayer is a bit of a surprise as the Rays left him unprotected last season and he went undrafted in the Rule 5 draft. However, […]

     
  • [CARLOS PENA] The Curious Case Of Carlos Pena’s Lucky Wristband

    [CARLOS PENA] The Curious Case Of Carlos Pena’s Lucky Wristband

    November 20, 2008 at 2:41 pm 3 comments

    Earlier today we linked to a video of several Rays receiving their Mohawks during the World Series from a stylist named LMontro. While looking around LMontro’s website, we came across another Rays-related item. On Montro99′s website is this photo of Carlos Pena wearing a “Montro 99″ wristband. According to this […]