Archive for February, 2009

  • One Year Ago On Rays Index

    February 21, 2009 at 2:00 pm 0 comments

    One year ago on Rays Index we wondered why the St. Pete Times felt the need to live-blog a public hearing held by the St. Pete City Council on the building of a new waterfront stadium for the Rays. We went ahead and summarized the meeting before the fact. St. […]

     
  • Davis And McGee Are Like Peas And Carrots

    Davis And McGee Are Like Peas And Carrots

    February 21, 2009 at 12:00 pm 0 comments

    Even with Wade Davis thinking about making his major league debut in 2009 and Jake McGee just trying to get back from Tommy John surgery, the formerly inseparable duo are found together once again…In a column by Joe Smith of the St. Pete Times. And it is good news for […]

     
  • All Hail King David

    All Hail King David

    February 21, 2009 at 10:00 am 0 comments

    Lots of chatter in the interwebs about one David Taylor Price, the favored son despite being the youngest. For it was David who appeared late and slew JD Drew, Mark Kotsay, Jason Varitek and Jed Lowrie, leading the Rays over the Philistines Red Sox. What has been the most surprising […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Crawford’s Wheels, Rookie Hazing And Ruggiano’s Busy Off-Season

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Crawford’s Wheels, Rookie Hazing And Ruggiano’s Busy Off-Season

    February 21, 2009 at 8:00 am 0 comments

    SI.com wrote a story on Carl Crawford and his outlook for 2009. Crawford says he is healthy and feels “fast again.” Also interesting is the assertion that CC’s hamstring issues were not due entirely to the Trop’s FieldTurf, although it dis play a factor. Especially with the 27-year-old Crawford healthy […]

     
  • 10 Questions To Be Answered In Spring Training

    February 20, 2009 at 11:38 am 1 comment

    With most of the opening day roster set, there are still a number of questions concerning the Rays entering Spring Training, and not one will be “who will be the closer?” Let’s start to speculate… What can we expect from BJ Upton this season? Most Rays fans that have watched […]

     
  • Rays Add Former All-Star Closer Isringhausen

    February 20, 2009 at 9:00 am 1 comment

    Marc Topkin is reporting that the Rays have inked former All-Star closer Jason Isringhausen to a minor league deal. Isringhausen, 36, was with St. Louis last season, but did not pitch after Aug. 16 and had surgery Sept. 12 to repair a torn flexor muscle, ending a season in which […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Dirtbag’s WBC Hopes, Percy’s ‘55 Ford No More And Nelson’s First Opening Day Roster

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Dirtbag’s WBC Hopes, Percy’s ‘55 Ford No More And Nelson’s First Opening Day Roster

    February 20, 2009 at 8:00 am 0 comments

    2008 AL Championship Trophy Just a little reminder this morning from Rays Index to all of our friends in Red Sox Nation and the Evil Empire of exactly who is chasing whom this season. DEVIL DOGS WEBTOPIA… Although he has yet to receive official word, Evan Longoria is proceeding with […]

     
  • The Rays Index Confidence Graph

    The Rays Index Confidence Graph

    February 19, 2009 at 11:00 am 0 comments

    The Rays Confidence Graph will appear every Thursday 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 […]

     
  • Rays Find Taker For Juan Salas

    February 19, 2009 at 10:00 am 0 comments

    The Rays have traded Juan Salas to the Indians for minor league infielder Isaias Velasquez. Salas was designated for assignment last week to make room for Brian Shouse. Velasquez hit .281/.368/.343 in 64 games in the short-season New York-Penn League as a 19-year old. Cleveland Indians drop Andy Marte; trade […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Aki’s Expendability, CC’s Body And Whether Durham Will Be Better Than Some Big League Teams

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Aki’s Expendability, CC’s Body And Whether Durham Will Be Better Than Some Big League Teams

    February 19, 2009 at 8:00 am 0 comments

    Willy Aybar’s new deal is now official. He will make $975K this season (we projected $1.0 million) and $1.35 million next season. There is a team option for 2011 at $2.2 million with a $275K buyout. Aybar, a super-two player will still have one year of arbitration remaining in 2012 […]