Archive for March, 2010

  • Two Years Ago On Rays Index

    March 4, 2010 at 2:00 pm 0 comments

    Two years ago on Rays Index we ran one of our all-time favorite SABs, featuring Matt Garza. Separated At Birth? [Rays Index]

     
  • What Number Would Rocco Baldelli Wear With Rays?

    What Number Would Rocco Baldelli Wear With Rays?

    March 4, 2010 at 1:00 pm 4 comments

    Since it was announced that Rocco Baldelli has returned to the Rays, there has been some discussion on Twitter about what number Rocco would* wear if he were to suit up with the Rays this season. You see, Rocco’s customary #5 is unavailable. That now belongs to Pat Burrell. Thomas […]

     
  • Pat Burrell: Hall Of Famer, Sorta

    Pat Burrell: Hall Of Famer, Sorta

    March 4, 2010 at 10:00 am 0 comments

    In 2008, Pat Burrell was inducted into a Hall of Fame and it had absolutely nothing to do with his major league career or that night he spent in Channelside. Nope. It was the University of Miami inducting The Bat into their Sports Hall of Fame. The Fightins has the […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Rodriguez’ Big Debut, Herrera’s Poor Debut And Things You Will Only See In March

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Rodriguez’ Big Debut, Herrera’s Poor Debut And Things You Will Only See In March

    March 4, 2010 at 8:20 am 8 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: To Hell With Winter: Baseball is baaaacccckkkk!…Sean Rodriguez. In his first plate appearance with the Rays, Rodriguez hit a home run. Of course the […]

     
  • Two Years Ago On Rays Index

    March 3, 2010 at 2:00 pm 0 comments

    Two years ago on Rays Index we noticed that the mayor of St. Pete was starting to hint that a new stadium might require that the Rays change their name to the “St. Pete Rays.” Mayor’s Support For New Stadium May Hinge On Name Change To ‘St. Pete Rays’ [Rays […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss The Return Of Baseball

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss The Return Of Baseball

    March 3, 2010 at 8:45 am 13 comments

    The Rays open the spring season today with a game against the Orioles… The Professor: Baby Prof? I need to see you right away. It’s important. Baby Prof: [Crawling over to the couch] Wass goin on? The Professor: [sighs] We got 35 big weeks ahead of us. It’s baseball season, […]

     
  • Rays Prodigal Son Returns As A Coach, But Rocco Not Ready To Retire

    Rays Prodigal Son Returns As A Coach, But Rocco Not Ready To Retire

    March 2, 2010 at 11:32 am 7 comments

    Andrew Friedman announced this morning that Rocco Baldelli has been hired by the Rays to serve as a “special assistant” and will work primarily with minor leaguers. Baldelii will be a special assistant, working with young players. Said he is “not ready to retire” and has a shoulder issue, but […]

     
  • The Rays Index Confidence Graph

    March 2, 2010 at 11:00 am 3 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 […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss A Yankee Castoff, Tomorrow’s Lineup And The Giraffe’s New Confidence

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss A Yankee Castoff, Tomorrow’s Lineup And The Giraffe’s New Confidence

    March 2, 2010 at 9:01 am 3 comments

    A couple of days ago, the Yankees designated relief pitcher Edwar Ramirez for assignment. This led to the following speculation from Dave Cameron (via Twitter)… Be interesting to see which SABR friendly team makes a move for recently DFA’d Edwar Ramirez. I’m betting on Tampa Bay. Ramirez is what some […]

     
  • Is Carl Crawford A Gold Glove Outfielder?

    Is Carl Crawford A Gold Glove Outfielder?

    March 1, 2010 at 11:00 am 6 comments

    Earlier this winter it was announced that Carl Crawford won the 2009 Fielding Bible Award as baseball’s best defensive left fielder for the third time in four years. This is John Dewan’s summation of Crawford’s award from The Bill James Handbook… He’s baaack! Again. Crawford wins his third award. The […]