Archive for February, 2010

  • Two Years Ago On Rays Index

    February 5, 2010 at 3:00 pm 1 comment

    Two years ago on Rays Index we learned that Willy Aybar had been jailed in the Dominican Republic on Domestic Abuse charges. Of course, those charges disappeared about as fast as a pizza in the same room as Dioner Navarro and Pat Burrell. Willy Aybar Jailed In D.R.; Longoria’s Fate […]

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

    Projected 2010 Tampa Bay Rays 40-Man Roster And Payroll

    February 5, 2010 at 8:42 am 6 comments

    Let’s take a moment and update 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. Shaded players are projected to be on the 40-man roster, […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Longo’s Off-Field Power, A Pre-Owned Reliever And Freed’s Journey

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Longo’s Off-Field Power, A Pre-Owned Reliever And Freed’s Journey

    February 4, 2010 at 9:07 am 3 comments

    Business Week ranked the “Power 100” athletes. This list is based on achievements on the field as well as ability to promote products and services off the field. The Rays very own Evan Longoria comes in at #57… Longoria is one of just two male athletes on the list not […]

     
  • Why Evan Longoria’s Contract Could Come Back To Haunt The Rays

    Why Evan Longoria’s Contract Could Come Back To Haunt The Rays

    February 3, 2010 at 11:00 am 27 comments

    Evan Longoria may be the most valuable player in baseball. A lot of that has to do with the contract he signed two weeks into his big league career. A contract that will pay him less in the next six years (~$28 million) than Alex Rodriguez will make in 2010 […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss The AL East Emulating The Rays, Townsend’s New Home And The Quest For The Elusive Catching Prospect

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss The AL East Emulating The Rays, Townsend’s New Home And The Quest For The Elusive Catching Prospect

    February 3, 2010 at 8:41 am 4 comments

    The Red Sox have made a concerted effort this off-season to improve their run prevention. John Tomase of the Boston Herald says the Red Sox philosophical change can be traced back to a 14-5 loss to the Rays back in May. The 14-5 defeat that afternoon against the Rays was […]

     
  • 2010 Tampa Bay Rays Top Prospects Meta-Analysis

    2010 Tampa Bay Rays Top Prospects Meta-Analysis

    February 2, 2010 at 10:00 am 11 comments

    In the science community, a meta-analysis is what we do when we don’t want to do any work ourselves and instead want to take the work of a bunch of other people, tease the data a little, draw some conclusions that nobody had noticed before, and then pawn it off […]

     
  • Evan Longoria And MLB 2K10

    February 1, 2010 at 12:00 pm 9 comments

    The Professor plays with his Evan Longoria and Carl Crawford dolls during bathtime… Carl Crawford doll: Carl Crawford is better. I get on base first and score lots of runs. Evan Longoria doll: Evan Longoria is better. I hit home runs and drive in lots of runs. Carl Crawford doll: […]

     
  • BJ Upton Needs Your Help On Something Other Than Baserunning

    BJ Upton Needs Your Help On Something Other Than Baserunning

    February 1, 2010 at 10:00 am 1 comment

    BJ Upton and Justin Upton have started a website (theuptonbrothers.com) and they are running a contest for somebody to design their new logo. Register and upload your logo below and show us what you got. The winning logo will be on everything Upton, including our new website. Plus the winner […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Tampa As A Baseball Market, What Stu Wants And Upton Versus McCutchen

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Tampa As A Baseball Market, What Stu Wants And Upton Versus McCutchen

    February 1, 2010 at 8:16 am 3 comments

    Portfolio.com looked at 82 different US and Canadian markets to determine which cities are best suited to support professional sports franchises. Tampa did not fare so well (thanks Jordi)… Nineteen areas are overextended, with Denver, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, and Tampa facing the worst problems. The income bases of these overextended markets […]