Archive for April 1st, 2009

  • Two Years Ago On Rays Index

    April 1, 2009 at 6:00 pm 2 comments

    Two years ago on Rays Index we called on fans without a favorite team to start jumping on the Rays bandwagon. Adopt The Tampa Bay Devil Rays As Your Favorite Major League Baseball Team…Seriously [Rays Index]

     
  • Matt Joyce Wins Final Roster Spot

    April 1, 2009 at 3:01 pm 11 comments

    Color us surprised… Via Marc Lancaster’s Twitter account [Ed. note: It is now up on Lancaster's blog] we learn that Matt Joyce will be on the opening day roster and may start in center field in place of BJ Upton and ahead of Ben Zobrist (Does Zobrist start against lefties?). […]

     
  • Isringhausen Makes Roster, Goes On DL; Kennedy To Durham; Trades Brewing

    April 1, 2009 at 12:29 pm 4 comments

    We are much closer to the opening day roster… Marc Topkin is reporting that Jason Isringhausen will be added to the roster, but will begin the season on the DL. Izzy says he will only need a few weeks in extended spring training, which should buy the Rays a little […]

     
  • Bartlett And Crawford Top Defenders At Their Positions

    April 1, 2009 at 11:30 am 11 comments

    ESPN.com’s Baseball Tonight crew provided a “Web Gems” segment in which they named the top defensive player at each position based on their PECOTA projections. Two Rays make the list with Carl Crawford in left field and Jason Bartlett (tied with JJ Hardy of the Brewers) at shortstop (thanks Copley). […]

     
  • The Rayshead Army Continues To Grow

    The Rayshead Army Continues To Grow

    April 1, 2009 at 10:30 am 3 comments

    How many fans do you know that would dye their hair and beard for a spring training road game in late March? Our list is up to one. As many of you that follow us on Twitter are aware, we were back in the Bay Area this past weekend and […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Joyce’s First Home Run, Izzy’s Deal And Sheff’s Square Peg

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Joyce’s First Home Run, Izzy’s Deal And Sheff’s Square Peg

    April 1, 2009 at 7:14 am 2 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: Matt Joyce. We still aren’t buying the idea that Joyce has a shot at making the team, but he did […]