Archive for July, 2010

  • Hellickson To Start Monday Against Twins

    July 31, 2010 at 10:38 pm 30 comments

    Uber-prospect Jeremy Hellickson will make his big league debut on Monday against the Twins as a starting pitcher ( wait, we thought the Rays were “monitoring his workload“?) Marc Topkin reports that the move is just to give the rotation an extra day of rest. Hellickson may just make one […]

     
  • Postgame Shot Of Joe: Depressing End To Odd Day

    Postgame Shot Of Joe: Depressing End To Odd Day

    July 31, 2010 at 10:00 pm 6 comments

    Strange goings on. Decent starting pitching. Awful result. That’s pretty much what Joe feels after watching the Yankmees beat the Rays tonight. It wasn’t like Matt Garza was horrible. He only gave up five hits. Any other night, that’s damn fine pitching. Problem was they were all extra-base hits! If […]

     
  • Balfour To Miss 4-6 Weeks After “Horseplay” With Hickey

    July 31, 2010 at 5:26 pm 2 comments

    There were a lot of crazy (and highly exaggerated) stories floating around about Grant Balfour following last night’s game. And today, Balfour was placed on the DL to make room for Chad Qualls. Now we know why (via The Heater)… Rays reliever Grant Balfour hurt (intercostal strain) as result of a […]

     
  • Deadline Day: Rays Trade Rumors (UPDATE)

    July 31, 2010 at 3:10 pm 16 comments

    The Rays already made one move this morning, picking up reliever Chad Qualls from the Diamondbacks. We will use this thread to keep you updated on any rumors the rest of the day. You can also follow us on Twitter where we include all the rumors as well as the […]

     
  • One Year Ago On Rays Index

    July 31, 2010 at 3:00 pm 1 comment

    One year ago on Rays Index we caught a Rays security guard openly rooting for the Yankees at The Trop. Tampa Bay Rays Employee Openly Roots For Yankees [Rays Index] Likes(0)Dislikes(0)

     
  • Four Years Ago On Rays Index

    July 31, 2010 at 3:00 pm 1 comment

    Four years ago on Rays Index we argued that the local media was blowing BJ Upton’s quotes way out of proportion. The Irresponsible Reporting Of The Tampa Tribune And The St. Pete Times [Rays Index] Likes(0)Dislikes(0)

     
  • Rays Trade For Chad Qualls

    Rays Trade For Chad Qualls

    July 31, 2010 at 6:27 am 33 comments

    [UPDATE] The Rays have placed Grant Balfour on the DL with a rib strain. Qualls will take Balfour’s spot on the roster. [UPDATE] The Rays just announced that Qualls will be in uniform tonight. They will announce a corresponding move prior to the game. [6:27am] The Rays have picked up relief pitcher […]

     
  • Postgame Shot Of Joe: Baseball’s Holy Trinity

    Postgame Shot Of Joe: Baseball’s Holy Trinity

    July 30, 2010 at 9:56 pm 18 comments

    Joe is so giddy over the Rays win he doesn’t know where to begin? It was the Holy Trinity of baseball tonight: pitching, defense and a key hit. * Wade Davis: Was this his best outing? Hard to argue. Once he got past the first, he was simply dominant. Joe […]

     
  • Trade Rumors Du Jour: Dunn, Berkman, Jackson (UPDATE)

    July 30, 2010 at 5:25 pm 29 comments

    [Update] Now Adam Dunn is telling people that he is open to DHing for the rest of the season. Meanwhile, Andrew Friedman says there is “less than 50 percent” chance a trade will happen. [Update] The Yankees are no longer in the Adam Dunn sweepstakes, and have now turned their […]

     
  • Where Is National Condemnation Of Rays Attendance Now?

    Where Is National Condemnation Of Rays Attendance Now?

    July 30, 2010 at 11:00 am 9 comments

    First came news that all three games of the Rays-Yankees series was sold out. Sure Alex Rodriguez’ pursuit of 600 has a little to do with that. But still, it is the first time in franchise history that the Rays have sold out three consecutive home game. And then came […]