Archive for March, 2010

  • Three Years Ago On Rays Index

    March 15, 2010 at 3:00 pm 3 comments

    Three years ago on Rays Index we wrote about Joe Maddon’s first “super-utility” player…BJ Upton. The Great B. J. Upton Debate [Rays Index]

     
  • Staying Classy On Picture Day: Pat Burrell And Co.

    Staying Classy On Picture Day: Pat Burrell And Co.

    March 15, 2010 at 9:30 am 13 comments

    Every team goes through “Picture Day” during spring training where all the players and coaches get all dolled up in their regular season uniforms and have their pictures taken by the professionals. Here is a link to Getty’s pics of the Rays. But before you go look at the entire […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Pena’s Contact, Blalock’s Debut And The Battle For The 5th Spot

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Pena’s Contact, Blalock’s Debut And The Battle For The 5th Spot

    March 15, 2010 at 7:35 am 2 comments

    The GBT – The Good, The Bad and The Telling sandwich, where The Bad is nice and lean and the The Telling is ripe. THE GOOD: Jeff Niemann. The Giraffe allowed just 1 run in 3.2 innings. The big numbers were 6 strikeouts and 0 walks…Sean Rodriguez. Making the start […]

     
  • Joe Maddon Reminds Us How Old He Is

    Joe Maddon Reminds Us How Old He Is

    March 14, 2010 at 12:25 pm 1 comment

    Joe Maddon loves wine. And the other day on Twitter, he wanted to tell the world about one particularly good wine… most recently was re-introduced to Sea Smoke….a Pinot Noir from santa barbara…stupid good It’s official. JoeMa just became the grandparent that tries to hard to stay “hip” in the […]

     
  • Rays To Go Green For First Time Since 2007

    Rays To Go Green For First Time Since 2007

    March 12, 2010 at 10:36 am 4 comments

    As we discussed last week on Twitter, the Rays will be wearing green caps on St. Patrick’s Day. Here is an image of the cap as provided by the Rays (hat tip to Rays Renegade who first broke the news last week). This is significant on a couple of levels… […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss The Duke’s Strong Start, Big Dub’s Rough Start And A Realignment Pipedream

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss The Duke’s Strong Start, Big Dub’s Rough Start And A Realignment Pipedream

    March 12, 2010 at 10:08 am 3 comments

    The GBT – The Good, The Bad and The Telling sandwich, where The Bad is nice and lean and the The Telling is ripe. THE GOOD: The Duke. After a first start the was too reminiscent of 2009, Andy Sonnanstine was impressive yesterday with 4 shutout innings allowing just 1 […]

     
  • Rays Sign Cuban Defector

    Rays Sign Cuban Defector

    March 11, 2010 at 1:57 pm 27 comments

    Jorge Ebro reports that the Rays have signed 1B/OF Leslie Anderson to a 4-year, $3.75 million deal. Anderson, 27, a Cuban defector, tried out for 9 teams in February. Two of the scouts left the tryout “unimpressed” which likely kept the Rays in the bidding. From Cuban Ball Players: Leslie […]

     
  • Projected 2010 Tampa Bay Rays 25-Man Roster

    Projected 2010 Tampa Bay Rays 25-Man Roster

    March 11, 2010 at 10:00 am 12 comments

    Yesterday, Joe Maddon indicated that Ben Zobrist will likely start the season platooning in both right field and at second base. Let’s take a look at what that means for the rest of the players competing for roster spots and playing time… Notes on the 25-man roster projection… If Gabe […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Maple Bats, Zorilla’s Jobs And Jennings’ Latest Injury

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Maple Bats, Zorilla’s Jobs And Jennings’ Latest Injury

    March 11, 2010 at 8:35 am 6 comments

    The GBT – The Good, The Bad and The Telling sandwich, where The Bad is nice and lean and the The Telling is ripe. THE GOOD: Offense. 5 different players had 2 hits yesterday including Jason Bartlett, BJ Upton and Kelly Shoppach…David Price. Price was solid prior to being removed […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Blalock’s Opt-Out, The New Giraffe And An Impressive Navi

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Blalock’s Opt-Out, The New Giraffe And An Impressive Navi

    March 10, 2010 at 8:18 am 9 comments

    The GBT – The Good, The Bad and The Telling sandwich, where The Bad is nice and lean and the The Telling is ripe. THE GOOD: Creating Runs. JoeMa had to like what he saw from Sean Rodriguez in the first inning when he singled, stole second to get into […]