Archive for June 8th, 2010

  • One Year Ago On Rays Index

    June 8, 2010 at 3:00 pm 1 comment

    One year ago on Rays Index Wade Boggs was a bit critical of Joe Maddon and his use of Evan Longoria as a DH. Wade Boggs Has A Thought About Evan Longoria’s DH Duty [Rays Index]

     
  • MLB Draft: Day 2

    June 8, 2010 at 1:46 pm 1 comment

    The Rays had two picks in the second-round and picked up a college pitcher and a college shortstop. 66. Jacob Thompson, RHP (info via Rays Prospects):  Thompson’s college career has been a mixed bag, with bursts of brilliance interspersed with wildness and control problems. Relying heavily on his fastball, Thompson is an […]

     
  • Where Is Outrage Over Cincinnati Reds Attendance?

    Where Is Outrage Over Cincinnati Reds Attendance?

    June 8, 2010 at 12:00 pm 9 comments

    Two weeks ago, Peter Gammons called the Rays attendance “shameful” and remarked that the Rays should be drawing 30,000 fans a game. This was after Gammons previously wrote that the Rays should move to New Jersey or Connecticut. Joe Sherman of the New York Post also called for the Rays […]

     
  • John Jaso Needs To Learn A New Position, Right Now

    John Jaso Needs To Learn A New Position, Right Now

    June 8, 2010 at 11:00 am 11 comments

    At some point in the next couple of weeks, the Rays will go back to their normal allotment of two catchers. And based on Joe Maddon’s recent comments, those two catchers will be John Jaso and Kelly Shoppach. Defensively the Rays may sacrifice a little, but that pales in comparison […]

     
  • Rays Already Have ‘Agreement In Principle’ With First-Round Pick

    Rays Already Have ‘Agreement In Principle’ With First-Round Pick

    June 8, 2010 at 10:07 am 5 comments

    Marc Topkin reports that the Rays already have an “agreement in principle” with the second of their two first-round picks, Justin O’Connor… Rays executive VP Andrew Friedman said they already have an agreement in principle with O’Conner, and are hopeful to sign the two others. The Rays had two picks […]

     
  • Josh Sale Knows How To Wear A Uniform…And Swing A Bat (Video)

    June 8, 2010 at 9:00 am 1 comment

    Gotta love the high-cuffed look on Rays first-round pick Josh Sale. And oh yeah, the home run is pretty nice also. And as a bonus, here is video of the Rays other first-round pick, Justin O’Connor, taking batting practice.

     
  • The Rays Index Confidence Graph

    June 8, 2010 at 8:00 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 […]