Archive for May 21st, 2010

  • Is A Yankees Fan At MLB.com Trying To Jinx The Rays?

    Is A Yankees Fan At MLB.com Trying To Jinx The Rays?

    May 21, 2010 at 6:12 pm 5 comments

    A reader with a keen eye noticed something strange on a couple of stats pages at MLB.com (thanks Connie). So, tell us again which team is leading Major League Baseball in ERA… If there is one thing we know for certain. The Devil Rays never led the league in ERA. […]

     
  • Rays In No Hurry To Add Bullpen Help

    Rays In No Hurry To Add Bullpen Help

    May 21, 2010 at 10:30 am 3 comments

    With the loss of JP Howell for the year, the Rays are left with Randy Choate as the only lefty in the bullpen. So the natural reaction is to think the Rays will go out and find a cheap lefty in the trade market. Maybe not… Clubs that have spoken […]

     
  • Is It Too Early To Start Thinking Playoffs?

    Is It Too Early To Start Thinking Playoffs?

    May 21, 2010 at 9:00 am 7 comments

    PECOTA gives the Rays a 96.9% shot at making the playoffs. CoolStandings.com has the number at 91.3%. Sure the Rays are 30-11. But we are only one-quarter of the way through the season. Certainly those numbers are a little bloated, right? In the Wild Card era, 12 American League teams […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss The Return Of Sauciness, Lame Excuses And A Matt Joyce Sighting

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss The Return Of Sauciness, Lame Excuses And A Matt Joyce Sighting

    May 21, 2010 at 7:38 am 30 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: Recovery. There was the flyball that BJ Upton lost and played into a triple. But Carl Crawford’s running grab two batters later kept the […]