Archive for December, 2009

  • Three Years Ago On Rays Index

    December 7, 2009 at 9:30 am 1 comment

    Three years ago on Rays Index we wrote about the official end of the once promising Rays career of Josh Hamilton, as he was selected by the Cubs in the Rule 5 draft. Josh Hamilton Selected By Cubs in Rule 5 Draft [Rays Index] Likes(0)Dislikes(0)

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss A New Place To Discuss, Shouse’s Arb Offer And Of Course, Burrell-For-Bradley

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss A New Place To Discuss, Shouse’s Arb Offer And Of Course, Burrell-For-Bradley

    December 7, 2009 at 7:41 am 2 comments

    Over the years we have received many requests to make RI more discussion friendly by adding a forum and many more have asked for recommendations on where the best places are to discuss the Rays. Quite frankly, before now we didn’t think a good discussion forum existed for the Rays. […]

     
  • Perrotto: Reid Brignac Is Pirates’ “Primary Trade Target”

    Perrotto: Reid Brignac Is Pirates’ “Primary Trade Target”

    December 6, 2009 at 2:55 pm 12 comments

    John Perrotto is reporting that the Pirates top priority at this week’s winter meetings is a certain Rays minor leaguer… Meanwhile, the Pirates’ primary trade target in Indianapolis will be Tampa Bay shortstop prospect Reid Brignac. The Pirates tried to get Brignac in a trade for Jason Bay last year […]

     
  • Gregg Zaun Picks Brewers Over Rays

    December 4, 2009 at 2:38 pm 4 comments

    Buster Olney is reporting that Gregg Zaun has agreed to a 1-year deal with the Brewers for a guaranteed $2.15 million. He will receive $1.9 million in 2010 with a $2.25 million team option in 2011 with a $250K buyout. We feel like we did not appreciate Zaun enough while […]

     
  • Zaun Has Physical Scheduled Today, Could Sign By Tonight

    December 4, 2009 at 10:56 am 3 comments

    [Update] Adam McCalvy is reporting that Zaun is close to signing with the Brewers. [10:56] Gregg Zaun appeared on Toronto radio station 590 this morning. On when he would sign with a new team: “Possibly by the end of the day.” On why he couldn’t say who is signing with: […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss The Farm System Rankings, The Ramon And Longo Versus Gordon

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss The Farm System Rankings, The Ramon And Longo Versus Gordon

    December 4, 2009 at 8:28 am 2 comments

    The Rays jumped back up a couple of spots in this year’s rankings of the top farm systems by Baseball America. The Rays are second, behind only the Rangers, who repeat in the top spot. The Rays will need a strong draft next summer if they want to stay near […]

     
  • Two Years Ago On Rays Index

    December 3, 2009 at 11:00 am 0 comments

    Two years ago on Rays Index we speculated that Elijah Dukes’ latest blow up was premeditated to force a trade. Dukes was traded to the Nationals later in the day. Elijah Dukes Really Doesn’t Want To Play For The Tampa Bay Rays [Rays Index] Likes(0)Dislikes(0)

     
  • More To Burrell Vs Bradley Than Attitude Worries

    More To Burrell Vs Bradley Than Attitude Worries

    December 3, 2009 at 8:30 am 1 comment

    Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports that the long-rumored deal of Pat Burrell for Milton Bradley is “still a strong possibility.” The sticking point appears to still be how much of Bradley’s contract the Cubs are willing to swallow. Both Burrell and Bradley make $9 million next season. […]

     
  • The Rays Index Confidence Graph

    The Rays Index Confidence Graph

    December 3, 2009 at 6:00 am 0 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 […]

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

    Projected 2010 Tampa Bay Rays 40-Man Roster And Payroll

    December 2, 2009 at 1:00 pm 19 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. […]