Archive for September, 2010

  • Carl Crawford Still Hopeful To Re-Sign With Rays

    Carl Crawford Still Hopeful To Re-Sign With Rays

    September 2, 2010 at 9:30 am 11 comments

    This interview is about a week old, and most of the answers are very benign. But we don’t get to hear from Carl Crawford to often. He does field one telling question in which he is asked whether the Angels could be an option for him next season. I have to keep […]

     
  • Tracking The Rays 2010 Attendance

    Tracking The Rays 2010 Attendance

    September 2, 2010 at 9:00 am 12 comments

    From time to time we are going to take a look at the 2010 attendance and see how this season stacks up against last year and whether the Rays can reach their goal of being average (in attendance). Notes on the attendance follow the graph… Notes on the 2010 attendance… […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Price Strong Finish, Soriano’s Final Gear And A Bad Start For New Faces

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Price Strong Finish, Soriano’s Final Gear And A Bad Start For New Faces

    September 2, 2010 at 6:03 am 14 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. There was a time when David Price couldn’t hit 96 with one pitch. But last night, his 100th pitch was 96 mph. […]

     
  • Raising MLB’s Minimum Payroll Would Only Cause More Problems

    Raising MLB’s Minimum Payroll Would Only Cause More Problems

    September 1, 2010 at 11:30 am 2 comments

    In the wake of the Major League Baseball’s leaked financial documents, Patrick Rishe of Forbes.com is the latest to call for the institution of minimum payrolls, often referred to as a “salary floor,” as a way to force teams to reinvest money received from revenue sharing… Imposing league minimum team […]

     
  • Why The Rays Record Has Little To Do With Attendance

    Why The Rays Record Has Little To Do With Attendance

    September 1, 2010 at 10:30 am 22 comments

    Everywhere you turned yesterday, people were dumping on the Tampa Bay area for the lack of attendance at The Trop on Monday night. One example is Dari Nowkhah, a sportscaster for ESPN, who said the following (via Twitter)… 11,000 at last night’s #Rays game. 31 games over .500. Pathetic. Why […]

     
  • Interest In Red Sox Is Falling Faster Than You Can Say “Bandwagon”

    Interest In Red Sox Is Falling Faster Than You Can Say “Bandwagon”

    September 1, 2010 at 9:30 am 18 comments

    Without a doubt, the Rays have attendance problems. But with the Rays ranked in the top 10 in local television ratings, interest in the team is at an all-time high. At the other end of the spectrum we have “The Red Sox Nation,” baseball fans that are smarter and better than […]

     
  • Is Randy Choate A Dependable Lefty-Specialist?

    Is Randy Choate A Dependable Lefty-Specialist?

    September 1, 2010 at 8:30 am 3 comments

    Yesterday, we expressed our fear that Randy Choate might actually be able to give up a bases-empty grand slam in a 4-run game. Immediately, several commenters came to the defense of Choate, correctly citing his rough April (10.50 ERA) for his ugly 4.42 ERA. One commenter pointed to Choate’s 3.27 […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Niemann’s Rust, Sonny’s Demotion And Surgery For Matt Bush

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Niemann’s Rust, Sonny’s Demotion And Surgery For Matt Bush

    September 1, 2010 at 6:18 am 12 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: Magic Numbers. The Rays lost, and looked bad doing it. But the good news is, the Red Sox lost also, lowering the Rays’ magic […]