Archive for October, 2009

  • One Year Ago On Rays Index

    October 15, 2009 at 3:00 pm 0 comments

    One year ago on Rays Index we found video of Joe Maddon showing his “appreciation” for Craig Sager’s suit. Joe Maddon Appreciates Good Wine And Horrible Suits [Rays Index] Likes(0)Dislikes(0)

  • The Rays Index Confidence Graph

    The Rays Index Confidence Graph

    October 15, 2009 at 11:00 am 3 comments

    The Rays Confidence Graph will appear every Thursday and is a look at how much confidence Rays fans have in the Tampa Bay Rays. The graph is designed to give us a look at how our emotional bias as Rays fans fluctuates through time. The “confidence” in the team is […]

  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss The Humor Of A New Rays Stadium

    October 15, 2009 at 6:58 am 6 comments

    Just a few links today. DEVIL DOGS WEBTOPIA… That committee looking for a new home for the Rays that has zero authority whatsoever? It sounds like the city of St. Pete could eventually sure that committee even though the committee is operating at the request of Mayor Rick Baker…We must […]

  • A Look At Where Rays Can Upgrade This Off-Season

    A Look At Where Rays Can Upgrade This Off-Season

    October 14, 2009 at 10:00 am 7 comments

    We are about to start digging into our off-season 25-man and 40-man roster projections for 2010. But before we do, it will help if we have a good idea of where the Rays can improve. Most teams set a goal of being at least average at every position and above […]

  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Rocco’s Last Stand In Beantown, Z-Man’s Return And Extorting St. Pete

    October 14, 2009 at 6:38 am 3 comments

    It looks like it might be one-and-done for Rocco Baldell in Boston. Joe McDonald of the Providence Journal has a quote from Theo Epstein that sounds an awful lot like the team has already decided to move in another direction. “He was a fantastic guy to have around. He’s just […]

  • The Tampa Bay Rays Confidence Survey

    October 13, 2009 at 10:00 am 6 comments

    Below you will see three 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 of the Confidence Graph is to […]

  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Tinkering JoeMa, And A Few Rays Hit Free Agent Market

    October 13, 2009 at 7:04 am 8 comments

    BJ Upton Carl Crawford Evan Longoria Carlos Pena Ben Zobrist Pat Burrell Jason Bartlett Gabe Kapler Dioner Navarro Above is a pretty standard batting order used by the Rays this past season versus left-handed pitchers early in the season. In fact, no other batting order was used more often this […]

  • Rays TV Ratings Had As Good A Season As Pat Burrell

    October 12, 2009 at 3:07 pm 15 comments

    Last week we took a look at the final attendance figures for the Rays and how they showed only a 4% increase over 2008 despite hope for a big World Series bump at the gate. One of the excuses for the poor showing at the ticket office is the economy […]

  • Rays Place Pitching Staff In Position To Succeed In 2010

    Rays Place Pitching Staff In Position To Succeed In 2010

    October 12, 2009 at 10:00 am 5 comments

    The Rays missed the playoffs this season, in part because the pitching staff did not show the same consistency and dominance exhibited in 2008. Of course, with the length of the 2008 season and the short off-season, this was not unexpected. But while many would consider this season a disappointment, […]

  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Bringing Back Navi, Prospects Making The Jump And Kevin Kennedy’s Crystal Ball

    October 12, 2009 at 6:31 am 3 comments

    Let’s start this with a Topkintopia before we get to the regular Webtopia. Several good tidbits in Marc Topkin’s latest piece… Both Pat Burrell and BJ Upton will likely be back in 2010 unless somebody makes an offer the Rays can’t refuse. In the case of Burrell, that means somebody […]