Archive for October, 2009

  • Two Years Ago On Rays Index

    October 31, 2009 at 9:00 am 3 comments

    Two years ago on Rays Index we wrote about how some thought Joe Maddon was one of the crappiest managers in baseball. Joe Maddon Is Too Good For The Rays [Rays Index]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Glenn Gibson’s Successful Tenure With Rays

    October 30, 2009 at 7:00 am 1 comment

    The Rays released a number of minor leaguers. The most notable name on the list is Glenn Gibson. He was the player the Rays acquired from the Nationals for Elijah Dukes. That may seem bad, but we have long said that as long as Gibson didn’t somehow maim Evan Longoria […]

     
  • One Year Ago On Rays Index

    October 29, 2009 at 9:00 am 2 comments

    One year ago on Rays Index we wrote about the end of a World Series we had not hoped for. Not The World Series We Would Have Hoped For [Rays Index]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss The Mayor Of Tampa’s (Pin)Stripes Shining Through

    October 28, 2009 at 7:16 am 14 comments

    We are pretty sure that most of you throw up a little every time two mayors wager over a championship game. We do. Well, if that bothers you, you might want to sit down before hearing what the Tampa and Clearwater mayors have done. Mayoral championship wagering just Jumped the […]

     
  • Rays Re-Sign Gabe Kapler

    October 27, 2009 at 1:19 pm 17 comments

    The Rays announced today (via press release) that they have re-signed Gabe Kapler to a one-year deal. The deal is a major league contract for $1.05 million. He made $1.0 million last season. Kapler, who turned 34 in August, hit .239-8-32 with a 98 OPS+ and .334 wOBA as the […]

     
  • Was Joe Maddon The Worst Manager In Baseball This Season?

    Was Joe Maddon The Worst Manager In Baseball This Season?

    October 26, 2009 at 9:30 am 26 comments

    Measuring the impact of a manager on a Major League Baseball team is a difficult thing to do at best. The closest approximation we can come up with is to compare the number of games a team wins to the number of games the team should have won. Using Fangraphs […]

     
  • One Year Ago On Rays Index

    October 26, 2009 at 9:00 am 0 comments

    One year ago on Rays Index we wrote about Dioner Navarro’s golden brainfart that swung the momentum of the World Series in the Phillies’ favor. Rays Blow Golden Opportunity On Navarro’s Brain Fart [Rays Index]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Global Marketing, SuperLongo And Being Better Without Pat

    October 26, 2009 at 6:49 am 2 comments

    Hey Stu, does this sound familiar? Fulham Football Club has struck a marketing deal with the sister company of the Boston Red Sox baseball franchise, in one of the more unusual pairings between an English and American sports team. While the deal is mainly based on a marketing and promotion […]

     
  • The Daily Poll: World Series

    October 23, 2009 at 7:09 am 11 comments

    <br /> <a href=”http://answers.polldaddy.com/poll/2158157/” mce_href=”http://answers.polldaddy.com/poll/2158157/”>If the Yankees go on to win the ALCS, which team will you root for in the World Series?</a><span style=”font-size:9px;” mce_style=”font-size:9px;”>(<a href=”http://answers.polldaddy.com” mce_href=”http://answers.polldaddy.com”>answers</a>)</span><br />

     
  • How Will The Phillies Cheat This Year?

    How Will The Phillies Cheat This Year?

    October 22, 2009 at 11:22 am 96 comments

    The Philadelphia Phillies finished off the LA Dodgers and will try to become the first repeat champ from the NL since the Cincinnati Reds of the mid-70s (let’s hope this is the last time the Phillies are mentioned in the same breath as the Big Red Machine). Of course, last […]