Archive for May, 2010

  • Pat Burrell Had One Last Parting Shot For The St. Pete Times

    May 24, 2010 at 8:30 am 7 comments

    Pat Burrell, who was released last week, and who did nothing but suck for his two seasons in a Rays uniform had one final message for the writers at the St. Pete Times… lose my f*cking # As Joe would say over at JoeBucsFan, we had to substitute an asterisk […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Jaso’s Big Day, Typical Zobrist And Benoit’s Dominance

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Jaso’s Big Day, Typical Zobrist And Benoit’s Dominance

    May 24, 2010 at 7:42 am 20 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: John Jaso. With Evan Logngoria getting the day off, Jaso batted third and the Rays didn’t miss a beat. Jaso went 2-4 with a […]

     
  • Ben Zobrist – 2010

    Ben Zobrist – 2010

    May 23, 2010 at 12:16 pm 10 comments

    Jessica from HerRaysBaseball had a great question about Ben Zobrist yesterday. She asked, “Also it would be interesting to take a closer look at Zobrist. Although the sample size is too small he is really starting to warm up now. I just wonder if he changed his strategy at all? […]

     
  • Tracking The Rays’ And Bulls’ Performance

    May 22, 2010 at 2:05 pm 1 comment

    Chris over at Watching Durham Bulls Baseball has some easy-on-the-eyes charts. Among the charts is a nifty one that tracks the Rays wOBA and opponents wOBA on a game-by-game basis. [Watching Durham Bulls Baseball]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Interest In Burrell, A Devil Raysian Loss And A Way To Keep Jaso

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Interest In Burrell, A Devil Raysian Loss And A Way To Keep Jaso

    May 22, 2010 at 11:04 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: Three Catchers. Just spit-ballin’ here, but consider this: 1) Dioner Navarro can’t be demoted without clearing waivers and for all his faults is still […]

     
  • 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 […]

     
  • ESPN.com Likes To Pretend Yankees Never Lose

    ESPN.com Likes To Pretend Yankees Never Lose

    May 20, 2010 at 9:00 am 16 comments

    Below is a screengrab of ESPN’s MLB page, one hour after last night’s game (click on image for a larger version). You will notice that the Rays victory over the Yankees is not mentioned…ANYWHERE (thanks David). Let’s ignore for a second that this was a match-up of the two best teams […]