Archive for November, 2008

  • [THE ARCHIVES] One Year Ago On Rays Index

    [THE ARCHIVES] One Year Ago On Rays Index

    November 16, 2008 at 6:39 pm 4 comments

    One year ago on Rays Index, we learned that the Rays were planning a new alternate jersey to be unveiled in 2009. The jersey would feature “Tampa Bay” across the front, something not seen in either the home or road uniforms in 2008…We have since learned that if the Rays […]

     
  • [TVI] 2009 Tampa Bay Rays Trade Value Index Top 50

    [TVI] 2009 Tampa Bay Rays Trade Value Index Top 50

    November 14, 2008 at 2:30 pm 22 comments

    Last week we updated our 40-man and 25-man roster projections for the 2009 season. With free agency now in full swing, the Hot Stove is upon us. Therefore it is time to update the Tampa Bay Rays “Trade Value Index” in which we rank the value of top 50 players […]

     
  • [PARTY AT PLASCHKE'S] FireJoeMorgan Moves Out Mom’s Basement, Closes Doors

    [PARTY AT PLASCHKE'S] FireJoeMorgan Moves Out Mom’s Basement, Closes Doors

    November 14, 2008 at 12:22 pm 3 comments

    FireJoeMorgan seems to think they can just close up shop and deprive us all of whatever it was they did, which somehow always made us feel better about ourselves. The Professor: OMG OMG OMG!!! It’s an FJMchat! Get out your [sic]s, fire up the WTF?! machine and say your goodbyes, […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Wade Townsend’s Career With Rays In Jeopardy After Latest Injury

    [THE HANGOVER] Wade Townsend’s Career With Rays In Jeopardy After Latest Injury

    November 14, 2008 at 9:57 am 2 comments

    Some sobering news today. Via RaysProspects we learn that Wade Townsend has been shut down in the Arizona Fall League due to a shoulder injury that is expected to “sideline him for an indefinite period of time into 2009.” This is a huge setback for Townsend, who will be 25 […]

     
  • [RI CONFIDENCE GRAPH] The Rays Index Confidence Graph

    [RI CONFIDENCE GRAPH] The Rays Index Confidence Graph

    November 13, 2008 at 12:48 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] Longoria Living The Life In SoCal

    [THE HANGOVER] Longoria Living The Life In SoCal

    November 13, 2008 at 10:57 am 4 comments

    Doug Krikorian of the Long Beach Press-Telegram sat down with Evan Longoria in Long Beach the day after winning the AL Rookie of the Year award. Of the topics covered: His preference for Monarch Clothes: “They have great stuff.” Facial hair: “don’t have any blades at the residence…” Dating: “he […]

     
  • [THE ARCHIVES] One Year Ago On Rays Index

    [THE ARCHIVES] One Year Ago On Rays Index

    November 12, 2008 at 7:37 pm 1 comment

    One year ago on Rays Index, the Rays unveiled plans for a new ballpark and we wondered how it would fit at the proposed waterfront site. The Tampa Bay Rays Distract Fans With Plans For New Stadium [Rays Index] Likes(0)Dislikes(0)

     
  • [PAPA JOE] Joe Maddon Wins AL Manager Of The Year Award

    [PAPA JOE] Joe Maddon Wins AL Manager Of The Year Award

    November 12, 2008 at 3:24 pm 3 comments

    It’s official. Joe Maddon was named the AL Manager of the Year and everybody knows except possibly Papa Joe himself. Maddon is currently traveling through Europe on his honeymoon with his new bride. Maddon received 27 of 28 first-place votes. The other top vote went to Ron Gardenhire. In the […]

     
  • [HOT STOVE] Measuring The Rays Offseason Needs Statistically

    [HOT STOVE] Measuring The Rays Offseason Needs Statistically

    November 12, 2008 at 11:58 am 2 comments

    There has been a lot of talk about what the Rays need to add to the mix this offseason, with most pointing to right field. That got us to wondering how Rays right fielders performed this past season and what they need to produce in 2009. In 2008 Joe Maddon […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Michel Hernandez Dropped From 40-Man Roster, Granted Free Agency

    [THE HANGOVER] Michel Hernandez Dropped From 40-Man Roster, Granted Free Agency

    November 12, 2008 at 9:41 am 3 comments

    Just a couple of notes and links for now. Will be back in a little while with more… DEVIL DOGS WEBTOPIA… The AL Manager of the Year award will be announced today. Michel Hernandez has been granted free agency and removed from the 40-man roster. Stacy Long has his list […]