Archive for July 20th, 2010

  • Carl Crawford Demonstrates Why Baseball Players Should Wear Cups

    Carl Crawford Demonstrates Why Baseball Players Should Wear Cups

    July 20, 2010 at 7:58 pm 5 comments

    Carl Crawford left tonight’s game in the first inning after a pickoff attempt hit him in a…ummm…very sensitive area. This is an excellent demonstration on why a player should go back to first base with their right foot first. Crawford might still be in the game if this errant throw […]

     
  • Gerry Hunsicker On The Trade Deadline, Free Agency And BJ Upton

    Gerry Hunsicker On The Trade Deadline, Free Agency And BJ Upton

    July 20, 2010 at 1:56 pm 11 comments

    Earlier today, Rays Senior VP of Baseball Operations Gerry Hunsicker appeared with “The B-Team” on Sirius Satellite Radio. Most of it is the usual Rays talking points, but here are a few telling quotes… On whether the Rays are buyers or sellers this year: This is a year of ramped […]

     
  • St. Pete Mayor Will Consider Stadium Sites Outside Of St. Pete (Sorta)

    St. Pete Mayor Will Consider Stadium Sites Outside Of St. Pete (Sorta)

    July 20, 2010 at 10:30 am 14 comments

    St. Pete Mayor Bill Foster indicated yesterday that the city is indeed willing to have the Rays move outside of the St. Pete city limits. Just as long as they don’t stray too far… “It’s not a new twist, but it demonstrates our willingness to consider other properties,” Foster said…Foster […]

     
  • Hernandez: Hellickson Is Close, But Not Ready Yet

    Hernandez: Hellickson Is Close, But Not Ready Yet

    July 20, 2010 at 9:30 am 9 comments

    Javier Serna of The News & Observer caught up with Jeremy Hellickson and his pitching coach Xavier Hernandez. In addition to learning that Hellboy has added a cut fastball this season, Hernandez was asked whether Hellickson is ready for the majors… “He’s close to being ready,” he said. “Is he […]

     
  • Cork-Board Now Includes Draft Info

    Cork-Board Now Includes Draft Info

    July 20, 2010 at 9:00 am 6 comments

    For those of you that are not familiar, let us introduce you to the Cork-Board… The Cork-Board, which you can find in the sidebar, is a full organizational depth chart for the Tampa Bay Rays, including rosters for the Rays and their minor league affiliates all the way down to […]

     
  • The Rays Index Confidence Graph

    July 20, 2010 at 8:30 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 […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Davis’s Needed Performance, The High-Water Mark And Rocco’s Debut

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Davis’s Needed Performance, The High-Water Mark And Rocco’s Debut

    July 20, 2010 at 7:08 am 13 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: Wade Davis. If anybody needed a start against the Orioles, it was James Shields. If two pitchers needed a start against the O’s it […]