Archive for February, 2010

  • Why People Shouldn’t Write About Things They Know Nothing About

    Why People Shouldn’t Write About Things They Know Nothing About

    February 28, 2010 at 1:00 pm 10 comments

    The Sports Banter attempted to rank the off-season improvements of every MLB team. Despite the Rays filling their one hole (closer) with a proven commodity (Rafael Soriano) and only having to pay for the player with a four-A pitcher, the Rays are near the bottom of the rankings… (25) Rays: […]

     
  • One Blogger Thinks Carl Crawford Is Too ‘Street’ For The Yankees

    One Blogger Thinks Carl Crawford Is Too ‘Street’ For The Yankees

    February 27, 2010 at 5:30 pm 20 comments

    This isn’t the first time we have been down this road and unfortunately it probably won’t be the last… Was Watching is worried about the Yankees giving Carl Crawford a contract with too many years next winter. Why? We’ll let them tell you… Two things about Carl Crawford: One, he’s […]

     
  • What Would It Take To Sign Carl Crawford?

    What Would It Take To Sign Carl Crawford?

    February 27, 2010 at 2:00 pm 10 comments

    With news that the Rays and Carl Crawford have decided to postpone contract talks until after the season, speculation has already started on what type of contract CC might command in the open-market… Opinion as to how much Crawford will earn was varied among a group of nearly 20 agents […]

     
  • Joe Maddon Has Graduated From Math To Acronyms

    Joe Maddon Has Graduated From Math To Acronyms

    February 27, 2010 at 1:00 pm 5 comments

    Joe Maddon likes silly slogans. In 2008 it was “9=8.” (it was) In 2009 it was ” ’09>’08 ” (it wasn’t) After declaring that there would be no math this year, where was JoeMa going to go for a silly slogan in 2010? Acronyms of course. On Thursday he introduced […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss The Florida State Fairgrounds, Aybar’s Wrist And A Cuban Pitcher

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss The Florida State Fairgrounds, Aybar’s Wrist And A Cuban Pitcher

    February 27, 2010 at 12:38 pm 5 comments

    Michael Sasso has more details on the proposed development of the Fairgrounds… The developer proposing a massive entertainment complex at the Florida State Fairgrounds envisions a project worth up to $1 billion, with professional baseball and soccer stadiums and up to 2,600 hotel rooms, state and Florida State Fair Authority […]

     
  • Andy Sonnanstine: 6th Starter Or Trade Bait?

    Andy Sonnanstine: 6th Starter Or Trade Bait?

    February 26, 2010 at 4:41 pm 3 comments

    The Rays announced the starting pitchers for the first five spring games today… March 3 at Baltimore – RH James Shields or RH Matt Garza March 4 vs. Baltimore – RH Jeff Niemann March 5 at New York – LH David Price March 6 vs. Boston – RH Andy Sonnanstine […]

     
  • Carl Crawford Is Lucky Cliff Floyd Is Not His Agent

    Carl Crawford Is Lucky Cliff Floyd Is Not His Agent

    February 26, 2010 at 3:16 pm 8 comments

    Cliff Floydwent on SIRIUS/XM’s “MLB Home Plate” with Jim Duquette today and was asked about Carl Crawford’s future with the Rays… “Well, my feeling is I think he will outprice himself in Tampa. Of course, it’s a win-win for CC. My advice to him would be to stay with Tampa because it […]

     
  • Early Christmas Present For The Rays From Yankees And Red Sox

    Early Christmas Present For The Rays From Yankees And Red Sox

    February 26, 2010 at 11:00 am 2 comments

    The Biz of Baseball is reporting that revenue-sharing for 2009 is $433 million. Some of that money will end up in the pockets of the Rays. So we would like to take this moment to thank the Yankees and Red Sox for the Rays brand-spankin’ new $7 million closer (Rafael […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Hisnke’s Underwear, Hellboy’s New Pitch And JoeMa’s New Slogan

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Hisnke’s Underwear, Hellboy’s New Pitch And JoeMa’s New Slogan

    February 26, 2010 at 8:58 am 4 comments

    Carl Crawford still won’t let anybody see his new full-sleeve tattoo, but unfortunately, Eric Hinske (right) is not as shy about his full-back, two half-sleeves tattoo. We are still not sure what is more disturbing about this picture: the tattoo. or the Banana Republic tighty-whiteys hanging out over the jeans. […]

     
  • Baseball Prospectus Just Lost A Lot Of Credibility In Our Eyes

    Baseball Prospectus Just Lost A Lot Of Credibility In Our Eyes

    February 25, 2010 at 11:00 am 4 comments

    Last night after Baby Prof went to bed we decided to dive into one of our favorite rites of spring, Baseball Prospectus 2010. We were neck-deep in baseball statistics bliss when we came across Carl Crawford’s write-up which included this statement… The Rays picked up Crawford’s $10 million option for […]