Archive for December, 2008

  • [2009 TAMPA BAY RAYS] Projected 2009 Tampa Bay Rays 25-Man Roster

    [2009 TAMPA BAY RAYS] Projected 2009 Tampa Bay Rays 25-Man Roster

    December 12, 2008 at 4:31 pm 5 comments

    Earlier today we projected the 40-man roster and payroll. Now let’s take a look at the 25-man roster and lineup.25-Man Roster Projection and Lineup (notes and explanations on the projection can be found following the roster)… Notes on the 25-man roster projection Projection is based only on players currently in […]

     
  • [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

    December 12, 2008 at 3:27 pm 8 comments

    With a couple of recent changes to the 40-man roster let’s update the 2009 40-man roster projection. We will be back in a little while to look at the 25-man roster and lineup.40-Man Roster Projection (notes and explanations on the projection can be found following the roster)… Notes on the […]

     
  • [THE ARCHIVES] One Year Ago On Rays Index

    [THE ARCHIVES] One Year Ago On Rays Index

    December 12, 2008 at 2:20 pm 1 comment

    One year ago on Rays Index we speculated on what an alternate jersey and cap might look like for the Tampa Bay Rays in 2009. We have since learned that the alternate jersey would not feature “Tampa Bay” as originally reported. Possible Glimpse At Tampa Bay Rays Alternate Uniform To […]

     
  • [‘TIS THE SEASON] Matt Garza And Jason Bartlett Got Married

    [‘TIS THE SEASON] Matt Garza And Jason Bartlett Got Married

    December 12, 2008 at 12:22 pm 1 comment

    Almost exactly one year after being traded together from the Twins to the Rays, and a couple of weeks after Joe Maddon did the same, Matt Garza and Jason Bartlett got married…Not to each other, that would be illegal in most states. Bartlett married Kelly Chevez on November 15 (picture […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] 2009 Might Be Much Less Jonny-Terrific

    [THE HANGOVER] 2009 Might Be Much Less Jonny-Terrific

    December 12, 2008 at 10:57 am 13 comments

    Tonight is the non-tender deadline for the Rays and their six arbitration-eligible players. So it might be a good time to say your good-byes to Jonny Gomes, as 2009 has a very good chance of being less Jonny-terrific. Willy Aybar, Dioner Navarro, Jason Bartlett and Grant Balfour will certainly be […]

     
  • [EDWIN JACKSON] What They Are Saying About The Edwin Jackson-Matt Joyce Trade

    [EDWIN JACKSON] What They Are Saying About The Edwin Jackson-Matt Joyce Trade

    December 11, 2008 at 3:05 pm 17 comments

    Last night the Rays traded Edwin Jackson to the Tigers for Matt Joyce. We have long said that Jackson needed to be moved and we like the addition of Joyce. But we have to admit, given the demand for young, cheap starting pitchers, we were a little surprised the Rays […]

     
  • [HOT STOVE] Tampa Bay Rays Tidbits And Rumor Updates

    [HOT STOVE] Tampa Bay Rays Tidbits And Rumor Updates

    December 11, 2008 at 2:46 pm 0 comments

    Let’s use this post for minor updates on previous rumors we have heard from the winter meetings and other minor tidbits. Unless something new or substantial comes along, we will continue to update this post the rest of the day. [Update: 1:46pm] Andrew Friedman says the Rays have not made […]

     
  • [RULE 5 DRAFT] Rule 5 Draft: Eddie Morlan Out, Derek Rodriguez In

    [RULE 5 DRAFT] Rule 5 Draft: Eddie Morlan Out, Derek Rodriguez In

    December 11, 2008 at 2:24 pm 2 comments

    Eddie Morlan was taken by the Brewers with the 16th pick of today’s Rule 5 Draft. The Rays were the last team to make a selection in the first round, taking Derek Rodriguez from the White Sox with the 19th pick. Both players must stay on the major league roster […]

     
  • [RI CONFIDENCE GRAPH] The Rays Index Confidence Graph

    [RI CONFIDENCE GRAPH] The Rays Index Confidence Graph

    December 11, 2008 at 12:09 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] The One Where We Look At What The Edwin Jackson Trade Means For The Rays

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Look At What The Edwin Jackson Trade Means For The Rays

    December 11, 2008 at 10:49 am 7 comments

    Last night the Rays acquired outfielder Matt Joyce from the Detroit Tigers for Edwin Jackson. What this trade means for the rotation…Since the end of the World Series it seemed obvious that the Rays were going to trade either Andy Sonnanstine or Edwin Jackson. To most, Jackson seemed to be […]