Archive for November, 2009

  • Rays Most Famous Fan Weighs In On Stadium Issue

    Rays Most Famous Fan Weighs In On Stadium Issue

    November 11, 2009 at 10:00 am 18 comments

    The Big Lead conducted a Q&A with Dick Vitale and asked him about the Rays ongoing fight for a new stadium… I think there’s no doubt it would be great here if they built a modern stadium, but it gets down to dollars. And fan interest and putting people in […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Burrell To The Cubs, Burrell To The Mets And The New Jenn Sterger

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Burrell To The Cubs, Burrell To The Mets And The New Jenn Sterger

    November 11, 2009 at 8:27 am 8 comments

    There might still be life to that Pat Burrell-for-Milton Bradley deal after all. Cubs general manager Jim Hendry has rekindled talks with several clubs over the past 24 hours. Of these meetings Hendry’s had, he met with Tampa (sic) general manager Andrew Friedman and special assistant Gerry Hunsicker for more […]

     
  • 100 Days ‘Til Pitchers And Catchers Report

    November 10, 2009 at 3:48 pm 4 comments

    One hundred, one hundred, one hundred days to go, oh, oh…I wanna be sedated.

     
  • Evan Longoria Wins Gold Glove

    November 10, 2009 at 3:39 pm 0 comments

    The Rays announced today that Evan Longoria won his first Gold Glove Award. Dirtbag is just the second Ray to win the award (Carlos Pena, ’08). “It’s the one award that I’ve wanted to win since I started pro ball,” Longoria said. “I take a lot of pride in my […]

     
  • The Curious Case Of Carl Crawford’s Elias Ranking And What It Means For His Future With Rays

    The Curious Case Of Carl Crawford’s Elias Ranking And What It Means For His Future With Rays

    November 10, 2009 at 12:10 pm 17 comments

    The Elias Ranking for 2010 free agents has been released. All players are ranked at their respective positions based on a formula using stats from the previous two seasons. Players that are ranked in the top 20% of their position are classified as Type A and players ranked in the […]

     
  • One Year Ago On Rays Index

    November 10, 2009 at 9:00 am 0 comments

    One year ago on Rays Index we wrote about Evan Longoria being named the AL Rookie of the Year in a unanimous vote. Evan Longoria Wins AL Rookie Of The Year Award [Rays Index]

     
  • 2010 Options: Crawford Yes, Shouse And Zaun No; Rays Claim Ramirez Off Waivers

    November 9, 2009 at 3:57 pm 8 comments

    The Rays made several moves today including picking up Carl Crawford’s option. The team also decided not to puck up the options for Gregg Zaun and Brian Shouse. None of these moves are surprising, however there was some suggestion that the Rays could have picked up Zaun’s option. In addition, […]

     
  • Free Agency: Measuring How Well Rays Play The Market

    Free Agency: Measuring How Well Rays Play The Market

    November 9, 2009 at 7:46 am 11 comments

    Andrew Friedman and Co. are about to enter their fifth Hot Stove Season. Let’s take a look at the four previous seasons and see just how well the Rays fared with their free agent signings. Using Fangraphs‘ WAR Value system, we looked at every player that has been signed (as […]

     
  • The Professor Talks…Buccaneers Football?

    November 6, 2009 at 5:07 pm 10 comments

    With the baseball season now officially over, my 4-year contract with RaysIndex.com has now expired. While we continue to discuss what role I will have around here moving forward, I have stepped away from baseball for the moment and made my debut today over at Joe Bucs Fan. Some would […]

     
  • Two Years Ago On Rays Index

    November 6, 2009 at 9:00 am 0 comments

    Two years ago on Rays Index we were amazed by the championship-like celebration planned for the unveiling of their new uniforms. The Devil Rays Know How To Be Overdramatic [Rays Index]