Archive for April 21st, 2009

  • The Sunburst Player Of The Game Pick ‘Em

    The Sunburst Player Of The Game Pick ‘Em

    April 21, 2009 at 3:00 pm 35 comments

    Up until first pitch, use the comments section to predict who you think will be the Sunburst Player of the Game. (be sure to use a valid email address while leaving the comment). The commenter that correctly predicts who we will name the Sunburst Player of the Game the most […]

     
  • Andrew Friedman On The Rays Approach In This New Sabermetric And Defensive-Minded Baseball World

    Andrew Friedman On The Rays Approach In This New Sabermetric And Defensive-Minded Baseball World

    April 21, 2009 at 1:00 pm 4 comments

    Larry Stone of The Seattle Times has a column today looking at the 2009 Rays and how the Mariners hope to follow in their footsteps. In Don Wakamatsu, [Mariners GM Jack] Zduriencik saw many of the same qualities that made Maddon a successful manager — organization, intelligence, teaching ability and […]

     
  • Fernando Perez Won’t Be Idle While On The DL

    Fernando Perez Won’t Be Idle While On The DL

    April 21, 2009 at 12:00 pm 3 comments

    Fernando Perez injured his wrist while diving for a ball during spring training. Lucky for us, he can apparently still type while wearing a cast. He will be writing a regular column for a New York Times blog, “Bats.” In his first installment, he chronicles why he became a professional […]

     
  • The Tampa Bay Rays Confidence Survey

    April 21, 2009 at 10:00 am 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 […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Izzy’s Silence, Papa Joe’s Tenure And Rocco’s Latest Setback

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Izzy’s Silence, Papa Joe’s Tenure And Rocco’s Latest Setback

    April 21, 2009 at 6:52 am 1 comment

    As 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: Off-Day. The Rays probably needed their first off-day of the season. Hell, we were ready to pull an artificial […]

     
  • Down On The Farm: Isringhausen Strikes Out 2 In 2009 Debut

    April 21, 2009 at 6:22 am 1 comment

    Gwinnett 5, Durham 2. Mitch Talbot got roughed up for 4 runs on 8 hits and 2 walks in 5 innings. He struck out 3…Matt Joyce was 2-3 with a walk. This was his first multi-hit game with the Bulls…John Jaso was 1-4 with an RBI triple. Montgomery 5, Mobile […]