Archive for March, 2009

  • Sheffield Released By Tigers, Wants To Join Rays

    Sheffield Released By Tigers, Wants To Join Rays

    March 31, 2009 at 12:30 pm 18 comments

    Gary Sheffield, who was released earlier today by the Detroit Tigers, told Jon Paul Morosi of the Detroit Free Press (via MLB Trade Rumors), that his first choice would be to join the Tampa Bay Rays. Once he clears waivers, Sheffield will be able to sign with another team. He […]

     
  • Six Teams Interested In Niemann And Hammel

    Six Teams Interested In Niemann And Hammel

    March 31, 2009 at 11:00 am 3 comments

    [UPDATE: 11:00am] Ken Rosenthal says  the Rays are in a “position of strenth,” noting that the Rays could choose to cut Lance Cormier and keep both Niemann and Hammel. Rosenthal is reporting that six teams, including the two listed below, have shown interest in either Niemann or Hammel or both. The Rays […]

     
  • Wade Davis’ Spring Performance Impressive

    Wade Davis’ Spring Performance Impressive

    March 31, 2009 at 10:00 am 7 comments

    Recently we wondered aloud if Wade Davis might actually be closer to being ready for the majors than David Price. Buster Olney spoke with one AL official who makes it sound as if Davis is ready for the big leagues right now. Wade Davis of the Rays was the most […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss The Fight For Pitching Jobs, Joyce’s Potential And Ensberg’s Short Rays Career

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss The Fight For Pitching Jobs, Joyce’s Potential And Ensberg’s Short Rays Career

    March 31, 2009 at 7:29 am 1 comment

    Time to bring back the GBT – The Good, The Bad and The Telling sandwich, where The Bad is nice and lean and the The Telling is ripe. THE GOOD: Matt Garza. The Garza Complex rebounded from his dead arm issues to throw 6 strong innings, giving up 3 runs, […]

     
  • One Year Ago On Rays Index

    March 28, 2009 at 2:00 pm 0 comments

    One year ago on Rays Index we relayed a quote from Grant Balfour in which he admitted that the pressure of trying to make the team was getting to him. Later that day Balfour would be designated for assignment. Luckily for the Rays, Balfour cleared waivers and accepted his demotion […]

     
  • An Interview With Nick Cafardo Of The Boston Globe

    An Interview With Nick Cafardo Of The Boston Globe

    March 27, 2009 at 10:00 am 12 comments

    With the baseball season right around the corner, many believe that the three best teams in baseball reside in the AL East, and only two of those teams can make the playoffs. So for a Bostonian point-of-view we went to Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe. So follow along as […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Matt Joyce’s Shot At Opening Day And Fennellyisms!

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Matt Joyce’s Shot At Opening Day And Fennellyisms!

    March 27, 2009 at 6:40 am 10 comments

    No GBT today, but we do have a couple of programming notes… We have another interview coming later today. It is Mancation weekend with the boys, so we are actually on the road and will be attending the Rays game against the Twins today. But thanks to Twitter, we will […]

     
  • Looking At What The New Marlins Stadium Means For The Rays

    Looking At What The New Marlins Stadium Means For The Rays

    March 26, 2009 at 12:00 pm 2 comments

    Earlier this week, Miami approved a $634 million stadium (right) for the Florida Marlins. While St. Pete Mayoral candidates are sparring over where to build a new stadium for the Rays,  John Romano takes a look at how that deal does and does not affect the Rays quest for a […]

     
  • The Rays Index Confidence Graph

    The Rays Index Confidence Graph

    March 26, 2009 at 10:00 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 […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss King David’s Demotion, Niemann’s Chances For The Rotation And Kennedy’s Roster Claim

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss King David’s Demotion, Niemann’s Chances For The Rotation And Kennedy’s Roster Claim

    March 26, 2009 at 6:51 am 3 comments

    Time to bring back the GBT – The Good, The Bad and The Telling sandwich, where The Bad is nice and lean and the The Telling is ripe. THE GOOD: Adam Kennedy. Kennedy may have put an exclamation point on making the opening day roster after Reid Brignac was demoted. […]