Archive for December, 2008

  • [THE HANGOVER] Rocco’s Dilemma: NL Clubs May See A Better Fit

    [THE HANGOVER] Rocco’s Dilemma: NL Clubs May See A Better Fit

    December 23, 2008 at 12:00 pm 22 comments

    Dejan Kovacevic of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette is reporting (via MLB Trade Rumors) that the Pirates are very interested in signing Rocco Baldelli. The Pirates have had several conversations with Baldelli’s representatives, according to one high-ranking team executive, and their pursuit is serious. General manager Neal Huntington has acknowledged wanting a […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Pat Burrell And The Rays Could Be A Marriage Of Convenience

    [THE HANGOVER] Pat Burrell And The Rays Could Be A Marriage Of Convenience

    December 22, 2008 at 11:25 am 5 comments

    Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe feels the Rays will add one of Jason Giambi, Milton Bradley, Pat Burrell or Adam Dunn. Seems as if the prices for these guys are dropping rapidly, and the Rays might be able to add a pretty good hitter to replace Cliff Floyd and/or […]

     
  • [HOT STOVE] Dan Johnson Sold To Japan

    [HOT STOVE] Dan Johnson Sold To Japan

    December 19, 2008 at 11:20 pm 6 comments

    [Update: 11:09pm] Marc Topkin comes through with the details (as usual). Johnson is being sold. The details are still being finalized and the Rays are likely to receive between $100K and $500K. Johnson will then sign a one-year deal with Yokohama with an option for 2010. [10:20pm] If we are […]

     
  • [THE ARCHIVES] One Year Ago On Rays Index

    [THE ARCHIVES] One Year Ago On Rays Index

    December 19, 2008 at 4:56 pm 0 comments

    One year ago on Rays Index we were the first website to report on Raymond’s makeover and after closer examination of the “before” and “after” photos, we were suddenly worried that his name would appear in the yet-to-be unveiled “San Diego Chicken Report” on the use of “Mascot Performance Enhancing […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Red Sox Say They Are Out Of Teixeira Sweepstakes

    [THE HANGOVER] Red Sox Say They Are Out Of Teixeira Sweepstakes

    December 19, 2008 at 11:06 am 9 comments

    Just the links today. DEVIL DOGS WEBTOPIA… I appeared with Tyler Hissey yesterday on the “Rays Digest Podcast.” If you missed it, you can catch all the action here. [Rays Digest] In a surprising turn of events, the Red Sox say they are out of the Mark Teixeira sweepstakes. [MLB […]

     
  • [RI CONFIDENCE GRAPH] The Rays Index Confidence Graph

    [RI CONFIDENCE GRAPH] The Rays Index Confidence Graph

    December 18, 2008 at 12:45 pm 3 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] Mark Teixeira Holding Up Free Agent Market

    [THE HANGOVER] Mark Teixeira Holding Up Free Agent Market

    December 18, 2008 at 10:08 am 7 comments

    Just the links today as we celebrate the 122nd birthday of Ty Cobb, spikes high. Which reminds us…If you are looking for a right-handed DH-type, with some positional flexibility and a 2008 OPS+ of 128, there is a certain familiar name available on the market. DEVIL DOGS WEBTOPIA… This afternoon, […]

     
  • [THE ARCHIVES] One Year Ago On Rays Index

    [THE ARCHIVES] One Year Ago On Rays Index

    December 17, 2008 at 10:49 pm 0 comments

    One year ago on Rays Index we learned that BJ Upton doesn’t dance. BJ Upton Doesn’t Dance [Rays Index]

     
  • [ROCCO BALDELLI] Rocco Baldelli Confirms New Diagnosis

    [ROCCO BALDELLI] Rocco Baldelli Confirms New Diagnosis

    December 17, 2008 at 12:37 pm 9 comments

    Earlier this morning we reported that two stations in Rhode Island had been told by Rocco Baldelli’s family that his condition had been misdiagnosed and that his new diagnosis is treatable. ABC6 now has a video report (which does not use all-caps). Marc Topkin spoke with Baldelli who says the […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Rhode Island TV Station: Baldelli Misdiagnosed

    [THE HANGOVER] Rhode Island TV Station: Baldelli Misdiagnosed

    December 17, 2008 at 10:42 am 32 comments

    [Update: 10:12am] The misdiagnois is also being reported by WPRI in Rhode Island (via MLB Trade Rumors). Eyewitness News spoke with Baldelli’s father Tuesday, and he says iIt turns out Baldelli actually has a condition known as channelopothy. This is certainly great news for Rocco and his family. If Baldelli […]