Archive for July, 2010

  • Postgame Shot Of Joe: Resiliency

    Postgame Shot Of Joe: Resiliency

    July 25, 2010 at 3:39 pm 4 comments

    It wasn’t a pretty win but Joe was happy. Naturally, Joe was happy with a win. A “W” is always a good thing. This isn’t the BCS. At the end of the year style points are not added up, just W’s. What got Joe happy about this win was how […]

     
  • The Legacy of Carl Crawford

    The Legacy of Carl Crawford

    July 25, 2010 at 3:36 pm 12 comments

    Last Tuesday, on the same night he felt the collective sympathy of all male-kind, Carl Crawford celebrated the eighth anniversary of his major league debut. Following his inconspicuous 1-for-4 debut on a 78-degree summer night in Toronto in 2002, Carl Crawford became an oddity in the dome of little talent. […]

     
  • One Year Ago On Rays Index

    July 25, 2010 at 3:00 pm 1 comment

    One year ago on Rays Index we wrote about a player getting benched for not hustling. And ZOMG! That player was…wait for it…WHITE! Brignac Pulled In 3rd Inning, Forgot To Hustle [Rays Index]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Price’s Lead-off Walks, Zobrist’s Big Blast And A Red-Hot Matt Moore

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Price’s Lead-off Walks, Zobrist’s Big Blast And A Red-Hot Matt Moore

    July 25, 2010 at 10:36 am 7 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: David Price. Price rebounded from his poor outing last time out to by working into the 8th inning and giving up just 3 hits. […]

     
  • Postgame Shot Of Joe: Divine Intervention

    Postgame Shot Of Joe: Divine Intervention

    July 24, 2010 at 9:23 pm 3 comments

    The Curse of Cleveland has finally come to an end for the Rays. Nearly five years ago on a bleak, forgettable day in the waning days of the 2005 season was the last time the Rays won a game at the city some decry as the Mistake by the Lake (Joe […]

     
  • One Year Ago On Rays Index

    July 24, 2010 at 3:00 pm 2 comments

    One year ago on Rays Index we kinda lost it after Mark Buehrle threw a perfect game against the Rays. [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Just One Perfect Game [Rays Index]

     
  • Postgame Shot Of Joe: Ugly Streak Hits 18

    Postgame Shot Of Joe: Ugly Streak Hits 18

    July 24, 2010 at 5:19 am 7 comments

    Could the Rays have played with any less urgency? Joe gets that this was a double rain delay, shortened mess of a game with the Rays on the wrong side of a one-hitter. It’s one of those nights, but still the Rays looked flat as can be in the 3-1 […]

     
  • More Rumors Du Jour: Werth, DeJesus And Greinke…Yes, Greinke

    More Rumors Du Jour: Werth, DeJesus And Greinke…Yes, Greinke

    July 23, 2010 at 2:32 pm 29 comments

    First from Tim Brown of Yahoo! Sports (via Twitter) we learn from the Rays that they don’t think they will acquire Jayson Werth and that they might have been close to trading for David DeJesus at one point… Rays source: Seriously doubt we get Werth. DeJesus was the better bet […]

     
  • Why Upton Leading-Off Versus Lefties May Not Be A Good Idea

    Why Upton Leading-Off Versus Lefties May Not Be A Good Idea

    July 23, 2010 at 10:00 am 17 comments

    In the last two months, Joe Maddon has used BJ Upton almost exclusively as the leadoff hitter against left-handed pitchers (something we have long supported). And the reason is simple. Despite his struggles offensively this year, Upton is still hitting well against lefties. A .384 OBP and a .926 OPS […]

     
  • Rumors Du Jour: Upton, McDonald And Werth

    Rumors Du Jour: Upton, McDonald And Werth

    July 23, 2010 at 8:00 am 11 comments

    We continue to get conflicting stories on BJ Upton. Ed Price reports this morning that the Rays are shopping Upton “hard.” This is not the first time we have heard Bossman’s name linked with a trade rumor. But it is the first time we have heard that the Rays are […]