Archive for December, 2008

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

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

    December 16, 2008 at 1:35 pm 14 comments

    FIRST INNING (A look back)…Last week the Rays traded Edwin Jackson to the Detroit Tigers for Matt Joyce…What does this trade mean to the 2009 roster? Barring any further trades, it gives us a sense of who will be competing for which spots in spring training. Moving Jackson opens up […]

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

    [RI CONFIDENCE GRAPH] The Tampa Bay Rays Confidence Survey

    December 16, 2008 at 11:44 am 0 comments

    Last week’s Rays Confidence Graph results. Below you will see two polls that ask about your confidence in the Tampa Bay Rays. We will present these same polls every Tuesday. The results will be presented in graphical form on Thursday, and will be displayed permanently in the sidebar. The goal […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] We See King David, He Look’s Glorious

    [THE HANGOVER] We See King David, He Look’s Glorious

    December 16, 2008 at 10:16 am 2 comments

    Above image is David Price throwing souvenir t-shirts to fans at a recent Nashville Predators game (thanks Lee). Is he doing this from the ice? That sound you hear is the accelerated heart beats of every member of the Rays’ front office.DEVIL DOGS WEBTOPIA… Marc Lancaster takes a look at […]

     
  • [THE ARCHIVES] Two Years Ago On Rays Index

    [THE ARCHIVES] Two Years Ago On Rays Index

    December 15, 2008 at 5:51 pm 0 comments

    Two years ago on Rays Index, we learned that the Rays had finalized a contract with Akinori Iwamura. Rays Finalize Deal With Iwamura [Rays Index] Likes(0)Dislikes(0)

     
  • [JONNY TERRIFIC] A Look Back On Jonny Gomes’ Career With The Rays

    [JONNY TERRIFIC] A Look Back On Jonny Gomes’ Career With The Rays

    December 15, 2008 at 2:40 pm 7 comments

    On Friday the Rays chose not to offer Jonny Gomes arbitration. The move most likely ended Gomes’ career with the Rays. Marc Topkin spoke with Gomes, who indicated that he would be open to a rejoining the Rays on a minor league deal if he is unable to find major […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Gerry Hunsicker Signs Extension To Stay With Rays

    [THE HANGOVER] Gerry Hunsicker Signs Extension To Stay With Rays

    December 15, 2008 at 10:27 am 8 comments

    Above image is of Stuart Sternberg arriving for the wedding of Florida Governor Charlie Crist (image from FragMob) Lots o’ goodies today from Marc Topkin, so we are giving him his first-ever Topkintopia (the regular webtopia is below)… We reported last week that it appeared Gerry Hunsicker, “Teller” to Andrew […]

     
  • [THE ARCHIVES] Two Years Ago On Rays Index

    [THE ARCHIVES] Two Years Ago On Rays Index

    December 14, 2008 at 5:41 pm 1 comment

    Two years ago on Rays Index we came to the conclusion that there was little chance of Toby Hall returning to the Rays after he declined the Rays minor league contract offer and responded by saying “That was funny…I guess it would be a minor-league contract because they’re a minor-league […]

     
  • [THE ARCHIVES] One Year Ago On Rays Index

    [THE ARCHIVES] One Year Ago On Rays Index

    December 14, 2008 at 5:34 pm 0 comments

    One year ago on Rays Index, we learned that the Rays had signed Cliff Floyd to be the team’s DH and calming and influential father figure. Dr. Huxtable’s career with the Rays would end after 80 games, 11 home runs, 39 RBI and 43 kazillion billion trips to the DL. […]

     
  • [THE ARCHIVES] One Year Ago On Rays Index

    [THE ARCHIVES] One Year Ago On Rays Index

    December 13, 2008 at 5:28 pm 0 comments

    One year ago on Rays Index, we learned that no current Rays were found in the just released Mitchell Report. We speculated on how the team welcomed the news. The Mitchell Report Is Out…No Rays On The List [Rays Index] Likes(0)Dislikes(0)

     
  • [JONNY TERRIFIC] Jonny Gomes Non-Tendered By Rays, Now A Free Agent

    [JONNY TERRIFIC] Jonny Gomes Non-Tendered By Rays, Now A Free Agent

    December 12, 2008 at 11:19 pm 12 comments

    Marc Topkin is reporting that Jonny Gomes has been non-tendered by the Rays and is now a free agent. The Rays did offer arbitration to the remaining five players that were arbitration-eligible (Willy Aybar, Grant Balfour, Jason Bartlett, Gabe Gross, Dioner Navarro). With the Rays offering Gross arbitration, it suggests […]