Archive for August, 2010

  • The Rays Index Confidence Graph

    The Rays Index Confidence Graph

    August 5, 2010 at 8:30 am 3 comments

    The Rays Confidence Graph is a look at how much confidence Rays fans have in the Tampa Bay Rays. The graph is designed to give us a look at how our emotional bias as Rays fans fluctuates through time. The “confidence” in the team is an inexact measure of how […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss No Bullpen, Burrell’s Resurgence And Making Mediocre Pitchers Look Great

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss No Bullpen, Burrell’s Resurgence And Making Mediocre Pitchers Look Great

    August 5, 2010 at 6:32 am 19 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. King David didn’t pick up his franchise-record 15th win, but he did bring the nasty stuff. He was regularly hitting 96 and […]

     
  • Postgame Shot Of Joe: Where Did The Bats Go?

    Postgame Shot Of Joe: Where Did The Bats Go?

    August 4, 2010 at 11:13 pm 2 comments

    It’s hard for Joe to get all depressed and worked up over this extra-innings loss to the Twins the way the Rays have been playing so well in this homestand. Still, only scratching out one run on five hits in 13 innings is a bit troubling despite Merlot Joe (finally) […]

     
  • Kazmir Trade Makes A Worst Trades List, But Not The Trade You Think

    Kazmir Trade Makes A Worst Trades List, But Not The Trade You Think

    August 4, 2010 at 9:00 am 22 comments

    Dave Cameron of ESPN.com takes a look at some of the best and worst August (post-deadline) trades in recent memory. Among the worst? The Rays sending Scott Kazmir to the Angels last season for Sean Rodriguez, Alex Torres and Matt Sweeney (click here to see the entire list)… This one […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Bossman’s Easy Swing, Niemann’s Battle And The Rays In A Good Spot

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Bossman’s Easy Swing, Niemann’s Battle And The Rays In A Good Spot

    August 4, 2010 at 8:06 am 16 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: Back on Top. Even if the Rays don’t win the East, they are probably still going to make the playoffs. But winning the division […]

     
  • Postgame Shot Of Joe: Who’s Better?

    Postgame Shot Of Joe: Who’s Better?

    August 4, 2010 at 12:15 am 14 comments

    Soaking in all the beauty of these commanding Rays wins, Joe’s enjoying the good guys struggling to find a team that can hang with them. Who’s better? Of course, the answer is nobody. And now it’s official, with the Rays taking over the best record in baseball. In the seventh […]

     
  • Crawford: “There’s No Time For Trouble”

    Crawford: “There’s No Time For Trouble”

    August 3, 2010 at 9:00 am 23 comments

    We get a lot of tips from readers about players and their after-hour activities. It is hard to verify the rumors. But there are patterns, and it is easy to believe that there is a core group of players that very much likes to participate in the Bay Area’s nightlife […]

     
  • The Rays Index Confidence Graph

    August 3, 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 Matt Joyce, Sonny’s DL Stint And One Hellish Debut

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Matt Joyce, Sonny’s DL Stint And One Hellish Debut

    August 3, 2010 at 8:00 am 8 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:Jeremy Hellickson. Hellboy was everything a Rays fan could have hoped for. 7 innings, only 3 hits and 2 runs. 6 Ks and only 2 […]

     
  • Postgame Shot Of Joe: It’s All About The Corn

    Postgame Shot Of Joe: It’s All About The Corn

    August 2, 2010 at 10:23 pm 10 comments

    So the kid from the corn, Jeremy Hellickson, wasn’t so bad, was he? Geez, how deep is the Rays starting pitching? The rotation gets a night off when a rookie gets a spot, one-time start, and he shuts down the Twins. Mind you, this is not the Kansas City Royals. […]