Archive for August 9th, 2010

  • Hellickson To Start Tuesday (Update)

    August 9, 2010 at 12:22 pm 6 comments

    [Update] Joe Smith is reporting that both Davis and Niemann could end up on the DL with shoulder strains.  Joe Maddon called the potential DL stints “minimal and precautionary”…This means that both Hellickson and Andy Sonnanstine will likely enter the rotation for the time being. [12:22pm] The Durham Herald-Sun is reporting […]

     
  • 2011 Tampa Bay Rays 40-Man Roster And Payroll Projection

    2011 Tampa Bay Rays 40-Man Roster And Payroll Projection

    August 9, 2010 at 11:00 am 17 comments

    It was an off-day yesterday (for the hitters), so let’s take a moment and update the 2011 roster and payroll projection. Notes on the projection can be found after the table… Notes on the 40-man projection… A legend for the table can be found below after the jump. This projection […]

     
  • Would Rays Fans Still Love Carl Crawford If He Were Black?*

    Would Rays Fans Still Love Carl Crawford If He Were Black?*

    August 9, 2010 at 10:00 am 44 comments

    On several occasions, Jonah Keri, who is writing a book about the Rays, has suggested that our perception of certain players is influenced by race (e.g. BJ Upton). The suggestion is that we are overly critical of Upton (and other players) because he is black. This got us wondering…What if […]

     
  • Why Are The Rays So Prone To Being No-Hit?

    Why Are The Rays So Prone To Being No-Hit?

    August 9, 2010 at 9:00 am 10 comments

    The Rays have been no-hit or one-hit 5 times this season. In another game, CC Sabathia took a no-hitter into the 8th inning. Are the Rays just a streaky bunch that have unfortunately all hit the skids at the same time on several occasions? Or is there something deeper. Tim […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Yet Another Embarrassing Performance

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Yet Another Embarrassing Performance

    August 9, 2010 at 7:58 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: The Offense. Despite yesterday’s performance, the Rays still rank 3rd in the AL with 555 runs scored. Of course that is also 3rd in […]