Archive for October, 2010

  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Price As Top Pitcher, Crawford As A Red Sox And Burrell As The Machine

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Price As Top Pitcher, Crawford As A Red Sox And Burrell As The Machine

    October 29, 2010 at 6:17 am 7 comments

    David Price was named the American League’s “Outstanding Pitcher” as voted on by Major League Players. Price beat out Felix Hernandez and CC Sabathia. Wade Davis was one of the three finalists for “Outstanding Rookie.” That award went to Austin Jackson of Detroit. Josh Hamilton was named the “Outstanding Player,” […]

     
  • Rays Draft Pick Just Wants To Play Baseball

    Rays Draft Pick Just Wants To Play Baseball

    October 28, 2010 at 8:30 am 5 comments

    The hometown paper of Drew Vettleson, spoke with this year’s supplemental first-round draft pick (#42 overall) for the Rays. Vettleson, an outfielder, gave some insight into how the Rays handle their top draft picks. [Vettleson and Josh Sale] hung out with the Gulf Coast Rookie League team, and returned home […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Crawford As A Tiger, Money For A New Park And Sonny’s Induction

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Crawford As A Tiger, Money For A New Park And Sonny’s Induction

    October 28, 2010 at 6:17 am 3 comments

    Somebody else speculated on this last week and now Ken Rosenthal confirms that the Detroit Tigers have “big interest” in Carl Crawford. We have said this before, but Crawford in a Tigers uniform makes almost too much sense. With that huge outfield, Crawford’s defense is worth far more than it […]

     
  • More Painful World Series Participant: Burrell Or Hamilton?

    More Painful World Series Participant: Burrell Or Hamilton?

    October 27, 2010 at 11:00 am 24 comments

    Game 1 of the 2010 World Series is tonight, and each team has a slugger that used to be a key member of the Rays organization… Josh Hamilton: Seeing the Rays’ former #1 pick thrive with the Rangers is kinda like breaking up with that one crazy chick in college […]

     
  • Matt Garza Used To Be A Jonas Brother

    Matt Garza Used To Be A Jonas Brother

    October 27, 2010 at 10:00 am 5 comments

    While looking for something else, we came across this old picture of Matt Garza from his days in Minnesota. Does that look like the face of somebody that would one day throw a no-hitter? We are horrified. He has come a long way from Jonas Brother to the Duke Blue […]

     
  • Would Fans Help Pay For Rays Stadium If Given A Slice Of Ownership?

    Would Fans Help Pay For Rays Stadium If Given A Slice Of Ownership?

    October 27, 2010 at 8:30 am 6 comments

    In my latest piece for Business Insider, I wonder if fans would be more willing to commit tax dollars to new stadiums if they were given ownership of the team in return. This is particularly relevant to the Rays as they seek a new stadium in the Bay Area during […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss The End Of Burt Reynolds

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss The End Of Burt Reynolds

    October 27, 2010 at 6:21 am 8 comments

    The Rays have released Burt Reynolds. Sad, sad, sad. No really, they did. Reynolds was an outfield prospect that only reached single-A in three seasons. In 164 career games, he hit .248 with 10 home runs and 33 stolen bases. Damn. We had all sorts of Cannonball Run references just […]

     
  • The 12 Days Of Raysmas: A Look Back

    The 12 Days Of Raysmas: A Look Back

    October 26, 2010 at 9:00 am 6 comments

    Every year, we ask for 12 gifts from the Rays prior to the season. Let’s look back at this year’s wishes and see which “gifts” we actually received… TWELVE shutouts — As it happens, the Rays finished the season with exactly 12 shutouts. And surprising to us, half of those […]

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

    2011 Tampa Bay Rays 40-Man Roster And Payroll Projection

    October 25, 2010 at 9:00 am 19 comments

    Last week we looked at the 2011 25-man roster, now let’s gander at the 2011 40-man 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 is […]

     
  • The Rays Index Confidence Graph

    The Rays Index Confidence Graph

    October 25, 2010 at 8:00 am 0 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 […]