Archive for May 26th, 2009

  • The Sunburst Player Of The Game Pick ‘Em

    The Sunburst Player Of The Game Pick ‘Em

    May 26, 2009 at 3:00 pm 25 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 […]

     
  • What Akinori Iwamura’s Injury Means To The Rays

    What Akinori Iwamura’s Injury Means To The Rays

    May 26, 2009 at 12:30 pm 10 comments

    Akinori Iwamura tore the ACL in his knee and is out for the season. This injury will have more repercussions than simply reassigning the second base job. Let’s take a closer look at the impact on different individuals in the Rays organization… Aki Iwamura: The Rays have a 2010 club […]

     
  • Expect A Very Strict Innings Limit For Price For Remainder Of Season

    Expect A Very Strict Innings Limit For Price For Remainder Of Season

    May 26, 2009 at 11:30 am 6 comments

    David Price began the season in the minor leagues for a couple of reasons. At the time, the team spoke about the need to improve his changeup and increase his command of the strike zone. Just as important was the need to limit the number of pitches Price throws this […]

     
  • Measuring How Much The Rays Have Underperformed

    Measuring How Much The Rays Have Underperformed

    May 26, 2009 at 10:30 am 2 comments

    Last season the Rays outperformed their Pythagorean Record by 5 games. The Pythagorean Win Percentage (PWP) suggests how many games a team should win based on how many runs a team scores and allows. We have argued previously that the PWP is a good starting point, but there are reasons […]

     
  • The Daily Poll

    May 26, 2009 at 9:00 am 3 comments

    What would you like to see the Rays do with the bullpen?(opinion polls) Likes(0)Dislikes(0)

     
  • Rays Jinxed By Old-School ‘Devil Rays’ Jersey

    Rays Jinxed By Old-School ‘Devil Rays’ Jersey

    May 26, 2009 at 8:00 am 5 comments

    This screengrab came in the 4th inning. It was the first batter after Gabe Gross had just given the Rays a 10-0 lead. Reid Brignac fouled a ball down the right field line… Yes, that is a guy wearing a retro #33 Jose Canseco “Devil Rays” jersey, showing up on […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss King David’s Debut, A Vomit-Inducing Loss And A Crowded DL

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss King David’s Debut, A Vomit-Inducing Loss And A Crowded DL

    May 26, 2009 at 6:41 am 12 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: King David. He showed flashes of brilliance. After a walk and a double to start the game, Price struck out […]

     
  • Down On The Farm: Rhyne Hughes Has A Big Hole In His Bat

    Down On The Farm: Rhyne Hughes Has A Big Hole In His Bat

    May 26, 2009 at 6:00 am 0 comments

    Durham 3, Rochester 2. Carlos Hernandez allowed only 2 unearned runs in 6 innings on 4 hits and a walk. He struck out 1…Justin Ruggiano was 2-4 and is now hitting .253 while Matt Joyce was 1-4 and is hitting .313. Montgomery 6, Jacksonville 5. Jason Cromer, who may be […]