Archive for November, 2010

  • Jason Bartlett Trade Could Happen Soon

    Jason Bartlett Trade Could Happen Soon

    November 30, 2010 at 10:00 am 13 comments

    Ken Rosenthal reports that the Rays are “closer” to trading Jason Bartlett… The Rays are closer to trading shortstop Jason Bartlett than ever before…The Dodgers’ three-year, $21 million agreement with free-agent infielder Juan Uribe on Monday sparked accelerated discussions involving Bartlett, major-league sources say…The Cardinals, Giants, Padres, Orioles and Pirates […]

     
  • Saxon: Soriano Appears To Be Angels’ Top Target

    Saxon: Soriano Appears To Be Angels’ Top Target

    November 30, 2010 at 9:00 am 3 comments

    Mark Saxon reports that the Angels have have met with Scott Boras about several of his clients and that Rafael Soriano may be on top of their wishlist… Soriano appears to be the Angels’ top target among the Boras clients. They’re looking for a reliable closer so they can use […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Balfour’s Arbitration Decision

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Balfour’s Arbitration Decision

    November 30, 2010 at 7:17 am 0 comments

    Today is the deadline for free agents to accept or reject the arbitration offers from their teams. While players like Carl Crawford and Rafael Soriano will certainly decline arbitration for the opportunity at multi-year deals with other teams, Grant Balfour is a bigger question. As a Type A free agent, […]

     
  • Three Years Ago On Rays Index

    November 29, 2010 at 3:00 pm 0 comments

    Three years ago on Rays Index the Rays unveiled their plans for a new waterfront stadium and also announced the signing of Troy Percival. Overall, not the most productive day in franchise history. The Rays Officially Unveil Plans For New Stadium On St. Pete Waterfront [Rays Index] Rays Agree To […]

     
  • Is Reid Brignac Dating A Playboy Playmate, 6 Years His Senior?

    Is Reid Brignac Dating A Playboy Playmate, 6 Years His Senior?

    November 29, 2010 at 11:00 am 19 comments

    [Update] A source is now telling us that Brignac was indeed dating Anderson, but that the two broke up sometime recently. The picture at right was sent to us from a reader and comes from the Facebook page of Lauren Anderson, Playoboy’s Miss July, 2002. The caption on the photo […]

     
  • Three Of American League’s Ten Best Drafted By Lamar

    Three Of American League’s Ten Best Drafted By Lamar

    November 29, 2010 at 9:00 am 1 comment

    One last note about the 2010 American League awards that is worth noting. Four of the top 10 finishers for AL MVP were drafted by the Rays. And three of those were drafted by Chuck Lamar. 1. Josh Hamilton — 1999, #1 overall 6. Evan Longoria — 2006, #3 overall […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Pena To The Nats, St. Pete’s Loss And CC’s iPads

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Pena To The Nats, St. Pete’s Loss And CC’s iPads

    November 29, 2010 at 7:08 am 3 comments

    Buster Olney had the following to say about the Nationals’ interest in Carlos Pena… Heard this: Some team officials that have talked about Carlos Pena view the Washington Nationals as being the club most enthusiastic about acquiring the first baseman. The key here, is this is what officials from other […]

     
  • Three Years Ago On Rays Index

    November 28, 2010 at 3:00 pm 1 comment

    Three years ago on Rays Index we learned that the Rays had traded Delmon Young to the Twins for Matt Garza and Jason Bartlett. Rays Trade Delmon Young And Two Others To The Twins For Matt Garza, Jason Bartlett And A Minor Leaguer [Rays Index] Likes(0)Dislikes(0)

     
  • Rays Off-Season Rumors, An Update

    November 24, 2010 at 10:00 am 5 comments

    Now that the GM meetings are over we are two weeks from the winter meetings. Let’s recap all the Rays rumors we have heard so far. If there are any we are missing, please let us know in the comments… Carl Crawford: Crawford and the Angels are in “serious talks.” […]

     
  • Josh Hamilton Wins AL MVP; 2 Rays In Top 7

    Josh Hamilton Wins AL MVP; 2 Rays In Top 7

    November 24, 2010 at 9:00 am 2 comments

    Former Rays prospect Josh Hamilton was voted the 2010 American League MVP. He took 22 of the 28 first-place votes. Evan Longoria finished sixth showing up on 27 of the 28 ballots including two fourth-place votes. Carl Crawford was seventh, receiving votes from 21 of the 28 voters including one […]