Archive for January, 2010

  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Plans For Everything, An Arbitration Deadline And Becks New Pecs

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Plans For Everything, An Arbitration Deadline And Becks New Pecs

    January 18, 2010 at 9:31 am 5 comments

    Via Roger Mooney, Joe Maddon speaks about the Rays catching situation: “It is an open competition in a sense, but for me I think we have two really good catchers and I don’t know exactly how it’s going to work yet, I truly don’t…I just think we’re in a good […]

     
  • The Rays Index Confidence Graph

    The Rays Index Confidence Graph

    January 14, 2010 at 6:00 am 1 comment

    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 […]

     
  • Brian Shouse Signs With Red Sox; Rays Won’t Get Compensation

    Brian Shouse Signs With Red Sox; Rays Won’t Get Compensation

    January 13, 2010 at 4:11 pm 4 comments

    [Update] Marc Topkin reports that the Rays will not receive compensation for Shouse even if he is added to the 40-man roster at some point. [4:11pm] Although no official announcement has been made, it appears that Brian Shouse has signed a minor league deal with the Red Sox with an […]

     
  • Rocco Baldelli One Step Away From Curing Us Of Our Rocco-Love

    Rocco Baldelli One Step Away From Curing Us Of Our Rocco-Love

    January 13, 2010 at 2:38 pm 11 comments

    Joel Sherman is just speculating, but it is speculation that makes sense… The other three free-agent [backup outfielder] possibilities, at the moment, are Rocco Baldelli, Jerry Hairston Jr. and Marcus Thames. Seeing Rocco sign with and play for the Red Sox was tough, but we could forgive it. Afterall, the […]

     
  • City Of St. Pete Pisses On Grave Of Al Lang

    January 12, 2010 at 5:23 pm 3 comments

    The City of St. Pete reached an agreement in which Al Lang Field will continue to host baseball for the next three years, but in doing so they sold their soul (and Al Lang’s name) to the Devil.  The City Council agreed last week to lease Al Lang and the […]

     
  • The Tampa Bay Rays Confidence Survey

    January 12, 2010 at 10:00 am 8 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 (and randomly during the off-season). The results will be presented in graphical form on Thursday, and will be displayed permanently in the sidebar. The goal of […]

     
  • Rays Bring Back September ’08 Hero

    Rays Bring Back September ’08 Hero

    January 11, 2010 at 1:43 pm 3 comments

    [Update] Marc Topkin reports that the deal is worth $500K and suggests that Johnson still has a minor league option that would allow the Rays to send Johnson to triple-A. [1:33pm]The Rays have re-signed Dan Johnson to a one-year big league contract according to a team press release. Although he […]

     
  • Mrs. Professor: Tampa Bay Rays Pin-Up Model

    Mrs. Professor: Tampa Bay Rays Pin-Up Model

    January 11, 2010 at 11:00 am 4 comments

    One of my “must-read” websites is Uniwatch, and some of my favorite features over the years have been the illos of Rob Ullman. So as a recent gift for Mrs. Professor, I commissioned Rob to create an illustration of Mrs. Professor wearing a Rays jersey in the style of classic […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Shinji’s Anniversary, Aybar’s Limp Wrist And The Ray Way

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Shinji’s Anniversary, Aybar’s Limp Wrist And The Ray Way

    January 11, 2010 at 8:46 am 2 comments

    On this date four years ago, the Devil Rays signed Shinji Mori to a two-year, $1.4 million contract plus $1 million for the negotiating rights. In his first spring training, Mori injured his shoulder. He was designated for assignment in January of 2007 to make room for Scott Dohmann. He […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Shoppach’s New Deal, Arb Deadlines And Maddon On The Hotseat

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Shoppach’s New Deal, Arb Deadlines And Maddon On The Hotseat

    January 7, 2010 at 8:03 am 13 comments

    The picture at right is of BJ Upton from a recent golf tournament and comes to us via his Twitter account. DEVIL DOGS WEBTOPIA… Marc Topkin has the details on Kelly Shoppach’s new deal. He will make $2.25 million in 2010. We had him projected at $2.2 million in our […]