Archive for January, 2009

  • The Rays Index Confidence Graph

    The Rays Index Confidence Graph

    January 22, 2009 at 1:00 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] We All Mourn The Break Up Of Roccessica

    [THE HANGOVER] We All Mourn The Break Up Of Roccessica

    January 22, 2009 at 8:00 am 0 comments

    Just the links today. DEVIL DOGS WEBTOPIA… To say that Her Rays isn’t taking Rocco Baldelli’s move to the Red Sox well would be a gross understatement. In fact we are stating to think that in the same off-season that saw Andrew Friedman, Joe Maddon, Jason Bartlett and Matt Garza […]

     
  • Law: Rays’ Farm System Second Best

    January 21, 2009 at 1:00 pm 0 comments

    Earlier this week we saw that the Rays fell out of the top spot in Baseball America’s ranking of the minor league systems. Like BA, Keith Law of ESPN has the Texas Rangers as the top far system. Unlike BA, Law has the Rays in the top 3. In fact, […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Sorry, James Shields Is Not Cole Hamels

    [THE HANGOVER] Sorry, James Shields Is Not Cole Hamels

    January 21, 2009 at 8:00 am 0 comments

    Yesterday Tom Verducci of SI.com showed that James Shields and Cole Hamels have very similar career stats. However, Hamels was called up a little earlier giving him “Super Two” status, thus making Hamels arbitration-eligible a year earlier than Shields. Verducci argues that the Super Two status is the reason that […]

     
  • The Tampa Bay Rays Confidence Survey

    January 20, 2009 at 1:00 pm 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 […]

     
  • Rays Avoid Arbitration With Bartlett

    January 20, 2009 at 11:00 am 0 comments

    [Update 12:49pm] Marc Topkin is reporting that the Rays did not reach an agreement with Willy Aybar or Dioner Navarro prior to the team-imposed noon deadline. Each side will now submit figures for a 2009 salary and an independent arbitrator will hear arguments and select the most deserving amount. [11:55am] […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Fight For New Rays Home Could Get Ugly

    [THE HANGOVER] Fight For New Rays Home Could Get Ugly

    January 20, 2009 at 9:00 am 0 comments

    Threaded comments now appear to be working. You can see them in action HERE. DEVIL DOGS WEBTOPIA… The commission assigned by St. Pete Mayor Rick Baker, to recommend sites for the new Rays stadium, has recommended several sites, including two that are outside the city limits. And the city of […]

     
  • WBC Rosters Include 8 Rays

    January 20, 2009 at 8:00 am 0 comments

    [Update: 8:45pm] Never mind. Marc Topkin brings us back from the ledge by reminding us that Garza is ineligible for the WBC because of his off-season foot surgery. And Navarro had already informed Venezuelan officials that he is not interested in playing this year. [8:38pm] We already knew Scott Kazmir, […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Balfour Taken Deep Down Under And Farm System No Longer Top-Ranked

    [THE HANGOVER] Balfour Taken Deep Down Under And Farm System No Longer Top-Ranked

    January 19, 2009 at 8:00 am 1 comment

    DEVIL DOGS WEBTOPIA… Don Zimmer is recovering from a small stroke suffered during the holidays. While there is no such thing as a minor stroke, Zimmer’s sounds like it wasn’t that bad as far as strokes go. He never lost consciousness and he “never felt bad.” It also sounds like […]

     
  • Projected 2009 Tampa Bay Rays 25-Man Roster

    Projected 2009 Tampa Bay Rays 25-Man Roster

    January 18, 2009 at 7:00 pm 0 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)… Likes(0)Dislikes(0)