Archive for April 27th, 2010

  • Four Years Ago On Rays Index

    April 27, 2010 at 3:00 pm 1 comment

    Four years ago on Rays Index we wrote about Delmon Young throwing his bat at an umpire. The move would cost him a 49-game suspension. Delmon Young Sticks Up For Striking Minor League Umpires [Rays Index]

     
  • Playing A Little Pepper:

    Playing A Little Pepper:

    April 27, 2010 at 1:30 pm 1 comment

    FIRST INNING (A look back)… The Rays have the best record in baseball and have won 11 of their last 13…How good is this team? The Rays are on pace to win 119 games, so no, they are not *this* good. But they are pretty good. And what is really […]

     
  • Say Hello To The Baseball Wives

    Say Hello To The Baseball Wives

    April 27, 2010 at 12:30 pm 4 comments

    One of our readers pointed us to the coolest thing we have read in a while (thanks Thad). It is The Life of the Baseball Wife. The idea in and of itself is pretty cool. But what makes it even better, is that most of the authors are married to […]

     
  • Fernando Perez Is No Longer A Switch-Hitter And It Feels So Good

    Fernando Perez Is No Longer A Switch-Hitter And It Feels So Good

    April 27, 2010 at 11:30 am 5 comments

    Fernando Perez and the Rays have finally dropped the switch-hitting experiment. And so far it is taking pretty well. Insert the usual “DANGER, DANGER, small sample size ahead” alert. Still, it is nice to see he is off to a decent start. You gotta figure this is the adjustment period […]

     
  • Navarro Suspended 2 Games; Lobaton Called Up

    April 27, 2010 at 10:33 am 11 comments

    The Rays announced today that Dioner Navarro has been suspended two games by Major League Baseball for bumping an umpire. The suspension is set to begin tonight. Jose Lobaton has been called up from Durham to be the backup catcher during Navi’s absence. To make room, Mike Ekstrom has been […]

     
  • Trying To Determine What A New Stadium Would Mean For The Rays Bottom Line

    Trying To Determine What A New Stadium Would Mean For The Rays Bottom Line

    April 27, 2010 at 10:30 am 9 comments

    Noah Pransky points us (via Twitter) to this must read at Field of Schemes and the quest for a new Rays stadium. Here is the home run swing: To sum up: If everything broke right, a new Rays stadium might bring in enough money for the team to turn a […]

     
  • The Rays Index Confidence Graph

    April 27, 2010 at 9:30 am 2 comments

    Below you will see three polls that ask about your confidence in the Tampa Bay Rays. We will present these same polls most Tuesdays. The results will be presented in graphical form on Thursday, and will be displayed permanently in the sidebar. The goal of the Confidence Graph is to […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Early Season Splits, Jaso’s Emergence And Anderson’s Quest

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Early Season Splits, Jaso’s Emergence And Anderson’s Quest

    April 27, 2010 at 7:22 am 10 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? The Rays are only 7th in the AL in hitting (.259), 5th in OBP (.342) and 6th in slugging (.431), but they lead […]