Archive for January, 2009

  • The Hardball Times Season Preview 2009 Is Now Available

    The Hardball Times Season Preview 2009 Is Now Available

    January 27, 2009 at 4:00 pm 0 comments

    The fine group over at The Hardball Times have just released their 2009 Season Preview. The bulk of the Season Preview consists of team essays, player comments, and projections. In all, we have 1,050 player projections and comments in the book, meaning that we’ve covered just about anyone who might […]

     
  • Morlan Not Impressive In Winter Ball

    January 27, 2009 at 10:00 am 0 comments

    There have been a lot of rumblings that the Rays made a mistake leaving Eddie Morlan unprotected in the Rule 5 draft. Surprise, surprise, maybe the Rays knew what they were doing… “He was a power pitcher in high school, throwing 94-96, but he doesn’t have the power like he […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss King David’s Engagement, Bullpen Depth And A Mystery Celebrity

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss King David’s Engagement, Bullpen Depth And A Mystery Celebrity

    January 27, 2009 at 8:00 am 0 comments

    King David has selected his Queen. Congratulations to David Price who recently became engaged. We have seen his fiance, Heather. You would approve. DEVIL DOGS WEBTOPIA… Yesterday we told you about Pat Burrell’s appearance (and save) at the Bob Hope Classic. The Fightins have come through with the pictorial evidence. […]

     
  • Rays Sent Cash To O’s For Bradford

    Rays Sent Cash To O’s For Bradford

    January 26, 2009 at 2:00 pm 0 comments

    Chad Bradford [Update 2:04pm] We just spoke with the Rays front office and they confirmed that the Rays paid the O’s the standard $20K waiver claim fee for Bradford. This means that even though the Orioles pulled Bradford back from waivers and traded him to the Rays for a player […]

     
  • To Our Favorite Ausie: Happy Australia Day!

    January 26, 2009 at 10:00 am 0 comments

    We don’t know if we have readers in Australia but we do know that our nickname for Grant Balfour has reached the land of Koalas and Kangaroos. So in honor of Australia Day we present this video about our favorite Ausie, The Mad Australian. Here is hoping that that the […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Longoria’s Golf Habbits, Burrell’s Hero Habits And Kazmir’s Diminishing WBC Chances

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Longoria’s Golf Habbits, Burrell’s Hero Habits And Kazmir’s Diminishing WBC Chances

    January 26, 2009 at 8:00 am 0 comments

    EVAN LONGORIA AT BOB HOPE CLASSIC (we are pulling the video until we can figure out how to disable the annoying as H-E-DOUBLE HOCKEY STICKS autoplay) Above is Evan Longoria being interviewed following his first round 78 at the Bob Hope Classic. An interview in which he admits he has […]

     
  • One Year Ago On Rays Index

    January 25, 2009 at 4:00 pm 0 comments

    One year ago on Rays Index we clarified the purpose of RI and the distinction between our site and those written by journalists and wannabe journalists. Please Do Not Accuse Us Of Trying To Be Journalists [Rays Index]

     
  • One Year Ago On Rays Index

    January 24, 2009 at 4:00 pm 0 comments

    One year ago on Rays Index we learned that the Rays gave James Shields a seven-year contract extension. Six Or Seven Years For James Shields Is A Risk Worth Taking [Rays Index]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Beef-K! Happy Birthday Scott Kazmir

    [THE HANGOVER] Beef-K! Happy Birthday Scott Kazmir

    January 24, 2009 at 8:00 am 0 comments

    On this day 25 years ago, Scott Kazmir was born. Still the youngest pitcher in the Rays rotation during the 2008 season, Kazmir already has 124 career starts and 47 career wins. After missing the first month of the season with a sore elbow and struggling with his mechanics most […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Five Rays Among ESPN’s Top 50 Prospects

    [THE HANGOVER] Five Rays Among ESPN’s Top 50 Prospects

    January 23, 2009 at 8:00 am 0 comments

    A few days ago we learned that Keith Law of ESPN ranked the Rays as the second best minor league system despite the graduation of Evan Longoria and the loss of Jake McGee for a year. Now we know why. Six of Keith Law’s top 100 prospects are players in […]