Archive for December, 2009

  • Baseball America’s Projected Rays 2012 Lineup

    Baseball America’s Projected Rays 2012 Lineup

    December 22, 2009 at 2:41 pm 20 comments

    For those that follow the minor league system, it always fun to project the Rays lineup 2-3 years down the road. Baseball America does just this with the release of their Top 10 Rays prospects list. And while projecting a lineup 2-3 years into the future is akin to guessing […]

     
  • Baseball America’s Top 10 Rays Prospects

    Baseball America’s Top 10 Rays Prospects

    December 22, 2009 at 1:21 pm 1 comment

    Baseball America has released their annual list of the Rays Top 10 prospects. The number in parentheses is that player’s 2009 ranking… 1. Desmond Jennings, of (5) 2. Jeremy Hellickson, rhp (8) 3. Wade Davis, rhp (3) 4. Matt Moore, lhp (6) 5. Reid Brignac, ss (4) 6. Tim Beckham, […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Talbot To Cleveland, Top Prospects And Another Burrell Rumor

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Talbot To Cleveland, Top Prospects And Another Burrell Rumor

    December 22, 2009 at 12:20 pm 2 comments

    Just a few links on Steve Garvey’s and Steve Carlton’s birthday… DEVIL DOGS WEBTOPIA… Little surprise here…Mitch Talbot was sent to the Indians to complete the Shoppach deal. Several writers have suggested the Indians ended up with the better player in this deal. But keep in mind that Talbot is […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Dillionaire, Bradley And Sheff

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Dillionaire, Bradley And Sheff

    December 21, 2009 at 7:43 am 3 comments

    59 days until pitchers and catchers report. DEVIL DOGS WEBTOPIA… Joe Dillionaire is back! The Rays have re-signed Joe Dillon to a minor league deal. They have also added Ryan Shealy, a first baseman. Shealy has played 164 games with the Rockies and Royals in parts of 4 seasons. His […]

     
  • Tropicana Field Sold Out?

    Tropicana Field Sold Out?

    December 19, 2009 at 7:30 pm 5 comments

    Tonight is the second annual St. Petersburg Bowl to be played at Tropicana Field. The game will match Rutgers and Central Florida. And the game is…sold out? There can be only one explanation for a sold out sporting event at Tropicana Field: There must be a post-game concert featuring Smashmouth. […]

     
  • Two Years Ago On Rays Index

    December 19, 2009 at 9:00 am 0 comments

    Two years ago on Rays Index we broke the news of Raymond’s makeover and how he suddenly looked a lot less Wilford Brimleyish. Raymond’s Makeover Raises Questions Of MPEDs [Rays Index] Likes(0)Dislikes(0)

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Valuations, Escobar And The 2010 Draft

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Valuations, Escobar And The 2010 Draft

    December 17, 2009 at 8:13 am 3 comments

    Just a couple of links as we need to get back to the kitchen and celebrate National Maple Syrup day. Yummy… DEVIL DOGS WEBTOPIA… Forbes lists the Rays as the 26th most valuable franchise in baseball at $320 million. That is a 10% increase over last year. Not a bad […]

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

    Projected 2010 Tampa Bay Rays 40-Man Roster And Payroll

    December 15, 2009 at 11:30 am 11 comments

    Earlier today we projected the 2010 25-man roster. Now let’s look at what that means for the 40-man roster and the opening day payroll. 40-Man Roster Projection (notes and explanations on the projection can be found following the roster)… Notes on the 40-man roster projection Ages are as of today. […]

     
  • Projected 2010 Tampa Bay Rays 25-Man Roster

    Projected 2010 Tampa Bay Rays 25-Man Roster

    December 15, 2009 at 9:56 am 7 comments

    Now that the Winter Meetings, the Rule 5 Draft and the non-tender deadline have come and gone, let’s take another look at the 25-Man Roster Projection (notes and explanations on the projection can be found following the roster)… Notes on the 25-man roster projection… LINEUP: The key to the lineup […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Aki’s Class, Montoyo’s Hardware And The Fail Of Closer Committees

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Aki’s Class, Montoyo’s Hardware And The Fail Of Closer Committees

    December 14, 2009 at 8:11 am 6 comments

    Akinori Iwamura took out a full-page ad in the Sunday St. Pete Times (click on image to see a larger versions), thanking the Tampa Bay Rays and their fans. Classy move by a classy guy. In related news, the guy that sold the full-page ad was taken to the hospital […]