Archive for November, 2010

  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Crawford’s Politics, And The Future Of Rays Relievers

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Crawford’s Politics, And The Future Of Rays Relievers

    November 16, 2010 at 9:45 pm 11 comments

    Marc Topkin reports that there is a high level of interest at the winter meetings for a couple of Rays relievers. It just might not be the relievers you would think… Word at GM meetings in Orlando is that interest is strong in free-agent relievers Benoit + Choate By now, […]

     
  • Three Years Ago On Rays Index

    November 16, 2010 at 3:00 pm 3 comments

    Three years ago on Rays Index we learned that the Rays were planning an alternate jersey with “Tampa Bay” across the front. Hmmm, whatever happened to that? Rays To Feature Alternate Jersey In 2009 With “Tampa Bay” Across The Front [Rays Index]

     
  • Pena On Re-Signing With Rays: Ball Is In Their Court

    Pena On Re-Signing With Rays: Ball Is In Their Court

    November 16, 2010 at 12:08 pm 9 comments

    Earlier today, Carlos Pena appeared on “Power Alley,” hosted by Kevin Kennedy and Jim Duquette on MLB Network Radio. Once we fought through all the butt-kissing provided by Kennedy, we heard a player that sounds very willing to sign with a new team… On free agency: Surprisingly I am extremely […]

     
  • Big Mo’s Offseason Hasn’t Been So Big

    November 16, 2010 at 12:00 pm 1 comment

    Big Mo is the mascot for the Montgomery Biscuits, the Rays double-A affiliate. He also has a very strong resemblance to Snuffleupagus. Here is a look at his offseason, as a parody of “The Office.”

     
  • Evan Longoria In Infrared

    Evan Longoria In Infrared

    November 16, 2010 at 10:30 am 3 comments

    We have access to a fairly extensive photo archive. And while looking for something else, we came across this infrared image of Evan Longoria. Kinda cool.

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Rookie Voting, Victor Martinez And Crawford As Clemente

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Rookie Voting, Victor Martinez And Crawford As Clemente

    November 16, 2010 at 7:14 am 2 comments

    Wade Davis finished fourth in the AL Rookie of the Year voting, won by Rangers’ closer Neftali Perez. John Jaso finished fifth. Unfortunately, Peter Gammons’ preseason pick for the award, Sean Rodriguez, didn’t receive a single vote. Of course, he might have done better if he were actually a rookie. […]

     
  • Crawford Or Lee: Who Is The Better Free Agent

    November 15, 2010 at 1:55 pm 1 comment

    In one of my recent posts over at Business Insider I take a look who is the better free option, Carl Crawford or Cliff Lee. [Business Insider]

     
  • Bellatti Gets 8 Months For Vehicular Manslaughter, Won’t Be Disciplined By Rays

    Bellatti Gets 8 Months For Vehicular Manslaughter, Won’t Be Disciplined By Rays

    November 15, 2010 at 11:30 am 4 comments

    Andrew Bellatti, the Rays pitching prospect who was convicted of vehicular manslaughter, has been sentenced to eight months in jail. Sign On San Diego is reporting Bellatti could be released in three months. Also, the Rays informed us that Bellatti would not face any discipline from the Rays following the […]

     
  • Oh Jonny, We Just Can’t Quit You

    Oh Jonny, We Just Can’t Quit You

    November 15, 2010 at 10:30 am 6 comments

    The image at right is from the celebration in the Cincinnati locker room after the Reds clinched the NL Central division title. That is Jonny Gomes rocking the personalized Reds bathrobe while smoking a cigar and drinking a Bud Light. Jamie Ramsey of Better off Red recently interviewed Jonny, and […]

     
  • Sickels On Leslie Anderson

    Sickels On Leslie Anderson

    November 15, 2010 at 9:30 am 3 comments

    Last week, Leslie Anderson, the Rays prospect that defected from Cuba, won the Arizona Fall League’s Rising Stars game with a walk-off home run. John Sickels of Minor League Ball now offers his thoughts on Leslie Anderson, a player some think could be the Rays first baseman in 2011… Cuban […]