Archive for April, 2010

  • 2010 Tampa Bay Rays 25-Man Roster

    2010 Tampa Bay Rays 25-Man Roster

    April 3, 2010 at 10:00 am 14 comments

    We have been projecting for many months, and now we finally now the Rays opening day roster…

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Navi And Garza, The Final Roster Spot And Beckham’s Sore Wrist

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Navi And Garza, The Final Roster Spot And Beckham’s Sore Wrist

    April 3, 2010 at 9:14 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: Matt Garza. Garza was impressive facing just 1 over the minimum in the first 4 innings and finished with 5 shutout innings, with 1 […]

     
  • Brignac In, Blalock Out

    April 2, 2010 at 4:05 pm 12 comments

    [Update] Roger Mooney reports that Blalock is now willing to accept a demotion to Durham if he is unable to find another big league job. Also, Joe Maddon says Reid Brignac will indeed start at 2B versus right-handed pitchers on most days. [Update] Blalock has until Sunday morning to decide […]

     
  • Two Years Ago On Rays Index

    April 2, 2010 at 3:00 pm 0 comments

    Two years ago on Rays Index we saw exactly how similar Joe Maddon’s and Mike Scioscia’s managerial styles are…using Chernoff Faces. Joe Maddon’s Managerial Tendencies As A Chernoff Face [Rays Index]

     
  • Rays Acquire Virgil Vasquez

    April 2, 2010 at 8:47 am 6 comments

    Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review is reporting that the Pirates have traded Virgil Vasquez to the Rays for a player to be named later (Elliot Johnson?). Vasquez, a right-handed pitcher, was drafted in the 7th round of the 2003 draft. he has made 19 appearances and 10 starts in […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Ekstrom’s Case, The Opening Day Lineup And Pat The Glove

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Ekstrom’s Case, The Opening Day Lineup And Pat The Glove

    April 2, 2010 at 7:33 am 15 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: Mike Ekstrom. Ekstrom made one final case for the final bullpen spot by working 3 scoreless innings allowing just 1 hit and striking out […]

     
  • The Rays Index Confidence Graph

    The Rays Index Confidence Graph

    April 1, 2010 at 9:41 pm 0 comments

    The Rays Confidence Graph will appear every Thursday and is a look at how much confidence Rays fans have in the Tampa Bay Rays. The graph is designed to give us a look at how our emotional bias as Rays fans fluctuates through time. The “confidence” in the team is […]

     
  • Rays Sign Sergio Espinosa

    Rays Sign Sergio Espinosa

    April 1, 2010 at 4:39 pm 3 comments

    Jorge Ebro is reporting that the Rays signed their second Cuban defector, Sergio Espinosa. Espinosa is a left-handed relief pitcher. Here is what Cuban Ball Players had to say about Espinosa back in November… Sergio Espinosa is a left handed pitcher who played for Isla de la Juventud. He was suspended alongside […]

     
  • Are Rays Negotiating With Blalock To Accept Minor League Assignment?

    Are Rays Negotiating With Blalock To Accept Minor League Assignment?

    April 1, 2010 at 11:13 am 11 comments

    Joe Maddon stated today that Hank Blalock will be in the lineup today and tomorrow. It sounds like the team will not make an announcement regarding Blalock’s future until tomorrow. However, quotes from Maddon suggest a decision has already been made… We pretty much know what we’ve got going on on […]

     
  • First Week Pitching Probables (Updated)

    April 1, 2010 at 9:00 am 7 comments

    The Yankees announced yesterday that their fifth starter, Phil Hughes will be skipped the first time through the order and will not start against the Rays the second series of the season. Here is the updated pitching probables for the first week… Tue April 6: James Shields v Kevin Millwood […]