Archive for October, 2009

  • Rays Hire Shelton As New Batting Coach

    Rays Hire Shelton As New Batting Coach

    October 21, 2009 at 11:10 am 17 comments

    The Rays today announced that they have hired Derek Shelton as the team’s new hitting coach. For the last four and a half seasons, Shelton served as the hitting coach for the Indians under Eric Wedge. Shelton replaces Steve Henderson, who was let go earlier this month after four seasons […]

     
  • Projected 2010 Tampa Bay Rays 40-Man Roster And Payroll

    Projected 2010 Tampa Bay Rays 40-Man Roster And Payroll

    October 20, 2009 at 9:00 am 19 comments

    [Update] We have now updated this projection with the recent additions of Jesse Chavez and Ramon Ramirez to the 40-man roster. Both pitchers still have minor league options so at this time we are projecting that they will start the year in Durham. However, both pitchers will compete for roster […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss The Mick, Impact Rookies And The Return Of Eduardo

    October 20, 2009 at 6:48 am 0 comments

    Just a few links today as we celebrate the birthday of Mickey Mantle. DEVIL DOGS WEBTOPIA… Alex Pedicini of The Hardball Times takes a look at Desmond Jennings and what he may be able to contribute to the Rays in 2010. [The Hardball Times] The Rays have released their 2010 […]

     
  • Projected 2010 Tampa Bay Rays 25-Man Roster

    Projected 2010 Tampa Bay Rays 25-Man Roster

    October 19, 2009 at 9:30 am 13 comments

    [Update] This projection has been updated to reflect the re-signing of Gabe Kapler. We have to assume that he will now be platooning in right field, and that will most likely be with Matt Joyce. This move bumps Fernando Perez back to the minors. 25-Man Roster Projection and Lineup (notes […]

     
  • One Year Ago On Rays Index

    October 19, 2009 at 9:00 am 0 comments

    One year ago on Rays Index we celebrated the Rays American League Championship after a game 7 victory over the Red Sox. We presented the Pink Hat Nation with a parting gift. Tampa Bay Rays: 2008 AL Champions [Rays Index]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss A Date To Remember, Gross’ Tainted Title And The Toughest Job In Baseball

    October 19, 2009 at 6:52 am 0 comments

    Just a few links today as we pop the bubbly to celebrate the one year anniversary of the Rays 3-1, game 7 victory over the Boston Red Sox and their first American League Championship DEVIL DOGS WEBTOPIA… Last week we told you that Gabe Gross was participating in a “celebrity” […]

     
  • One Year Ago On Rays Index

    October 18, 2009 at 12:54 pm 1 comment

    One year ago on Rays Index we were trying to figure out why The Rayshead Army was unable to watch the beginning of Game 6 of the ALCS as TBS was airing “The Steve Harvey Show.” Game Not On TBS; TBS Won’t Tell Us Why [Rays Index]

     
  • Two Years Ago On Rays Index

    October 16, 2009 at 3:00 pm 0 comments

    Two years ago on Rays Index we posted what is probably the only video footage that exists of Evan Longoria wearing the green uniforms of the Devil Rays. The Green Uniforms Have Not Yet Been Retired [Rays Index]

     
  • 2010 Tampa Bay Rays: In Or Out? The Relief Pitchers

    2010 Tampa Bay Rays: In Or Out? The Relief Pitchers

    October 16, 2009 at 9:00 am 28 comments

    Before we jump into the 25-man and 40-man roster projections next week, let’s take a look at the one area where we can expect the most change, the bullpen. But before we start thinking about who the Rays may add to the mix, let’s take a look at who might […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Stadium Bickering, The Florida Tuskers And Gabe Gross, Celebrity Home Run Hitter

    October 16, 2009 at 6:53 am 1 comment

    Just a few links this morning as we celebrate the 3rd anniversary of Lou Piniella becoming the manager of the Chicago Cubs. DEVIL DOGS WEBTOPIA… In the quest for a new Rays stadium, we have seen The Good (original proposal by the Rays), The Bad (no new stadium in the […]