Archive for August, 2010

  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Big Dub’s Return, Dirtbag’s Best And JoeMa With Something To Prove

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Big Dub’s Return, Dirtbag’s Best And JoeMa With Something To Prove

    August 25, 2010 at 7:35 am 26 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. You worry about a pitcher being rusty in their first start off the DL, especially if there was no rehab stint. Davis […]

     
  • Postgame Shot Of Joe: Giving Thanks For Dirtbag

    Postgame Shot Of Joe: Giving Thanks For Dirtbag

    August 25, 2010 at 7:18 am 1 comment

    Joe’s not above taking pause to give thanks for the baseball gods placing Evan Longoria on his team. There was a lot of talk earlier this season about leadership on the Rays in the face of B.J. Upton’s post-jogfest dugout tirade, when Dirtbag got up in Bossman’s face. At this point, Joe […]

     
  • One Year Ago On Rays Index

    August 24, 2010 at 3:00 pm 1 comment

    One year ago on Rays Index we discussed Evan Longoria’s ability to remain cool and calm under stressful situations such as blowing a bubble as he raced home to score the winning run (one of our favorite pictures). Don’t Mind Evan Longoria, He Just Needs To Blow A Bubble [Rays […]

     
  • Revisiting Andrew Friedman’s Biggest Mistake: The 2008 Draft

    Revisiting Andrew Friedman’s Biggest Mistake: The 2008 Draft

    August 24, 2010 at 10:00 am 40 comments

    When the topic of “Andrew Friedman’s worst move” comes up, most fans go straight to Pat Burrell. But in the end, that free agent signing may pale in comparison to the decision to draft Tim Beckham over Buster Posey at the top of the 2008 draft. Posey made his big […]

     
  • John Kruk Sports A BRayser During “Baseball Tonight”

    John Kruk Sports A BRayser During “Baseball Tonight”

    August 24, 2010 at 9:00 am 18 comments

    Well, this answers the question: What happened to Dioner Navarro’s BRayser… According to one tipster, after the Rays relief pitchers were spotted wearing the BRaysers, Krukie announced that he would wear one if the Rays sent him one. Knowing the Rays, we are only surprised it took this long. Likes(0)Dislikes(0)

     
  • The Rays Index Confidence Graph

    August 24, 2010 at 8:30 am 1 comment

    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 MFIKY’s Way, James The Better And Chasing 95

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss MFIKY’s Way, James The Better And Chasing 95

    August 24, 2010 at 7:41 am 11 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: Follow MFIKY, He Knows The Way. Rafael Soriano came in a shut down the Angels 1-2-3 in the 9th for his 38th save. But […]

     
  • Postgame Shot Of Joe: Magnificent MFIKY

    Postgame Shot Of Joe: Magnificent MFIKY

    August 24, 2010 at 7:16 am 4 comments

    Don’t be surprised if the Postgame Cup Of Joe nearly merges with The Hangover. Such is life when the Rays play on the left coast. Of course Joe stayed up for the game! But had to hit the sack right after. Real life (work) calls. Joe can sum up this […]

     
  • Was Scott Kazmir’s Negative Influence On David Price The Reason Kaz Was Traded?

    Was Scott Kazmir’s Negative Influence On David Price The Reason Kaz Was Traded?

    August 23, 2010 at 10:30 am 81 comments

    Tonight the Rays face Scott Kazmir for just the second time since he was traded to the Angels for Sean Rodriguez and two prospects. This Saturday is the one year anniversary of that deal, a move that was made even though the Rays were just 3.5 games out in the […]

     
  • Surprise, Surprise, The Rays Are Not Losing Money (Update)

    Surprise, Surprise, The Rays Are Not Losing Money (Update)

    August 23, 2010 at 8:21 am 27 comments

    This morning, Deadspin released financial documents from several teams. Among the documents are four pages from the Tampa Bay Rays covering the teams finances from 2007 and 2008. We are still in the process of breaking down the numbers, but the first thing to jump out at us is confirmation […]