Archive for December, 2010

  • Rays Turn A $3 Million Profit Off Of Brad Hawpe

    Rays Turn A $3 Million Profit Off Of Brad Hawpe

    December 27, 2010 at 9:30 am 2 comments

    Brad Hawpe has signed a one-year deal with the Padres. As a type B free agent, the Rays will receive a compensation pick between the first and second round next year. The Rays picked up Hawpe after he was released by the Rockies. For 15 games and 46 plate appearances, […]

     
  • Rays May Be Favorites To Land Damon

    Rays May Be Favorites To Land Damon

    December 27, 2010 at 8:30 am 11 comments

    Ken Davidoff reports that the Rays, Yankees and Angels are the three teams chasing Johnny Damon. However, Damon’s decision may come down to the Angels and Rays. While the Yankees and Damon have had discussions, New York is not Damon’s first choice according to Davidoff because they are unable to […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Crawford’s Late Thank You, Dealing Garza And Little Hope For Balfour’s Return

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Crawford’s Late Thank You, Dealing Garza And Little Hope For Balfour’s Return

    December 27, 2010 at 7:48 am 9 comments

    Ken Rosenthal takes a look at Grant Balfour’s situation and says it is only a small chance that he returns to the Rays. Even though Balfour is a Type A free agent, Rosenthal notes that there are only nine teams that would lose a first-round pick for signing The Mad […]

     
  • The 12 Days Of Raysmas: Day 2 (Two Players With 40 Steals)

    The 12 Days Of Raysmas: Day 2 (Two Players With 40 Steals)

    December 26, 2010 at 1:34 pm 6 comments

    If you have been hanging around these parts for a while, you know that the model for this site is to tell you what the Rays have done, what they are doing and try to project what they will do based on what we have learned. Think of RI as […]

     
  • The 12 Days Of Raysmas: Day 1 (One $5 Million Bat)

    The 12 Days Of Raysmas: Day 1 (One $5 Million Bat)

    December 25, 2010 at 1:20 pm 11 comments

    If you have been hanging around these parts for a while, you know that the model for this site is to tell you what the Rays have done, what they are doing and try to project what they will do based on what we have learned. Think of RI as […]

     
  • The Rays Index Confidence Graph

    The Rays Index Confidence Graph

    December 24, 2010 at 10:51 am 3 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 […]

     
  • Rays 25-Man Roster Projection

    Rays 25-Man Roster Projection

    December 23, 2010 at 9:50 am 31 comments

    Yesterday we projected the 40-man roster and payroll. Now let’s take a look at what the opening day roster would look like if the season started today… A few notes on the 25-man roster projection… For the first time in six years, we are projecting two starting lineups. It only […]

     
  • Rays 40-Man Roster And Payroll Projection

    Rays 40-Man Roster And Payroll Projection

    December 22, 2010 at 9:33 am 42 comments

    [Update 2] With the signing of Kyle Farnsworth ($3.0M in 2011), the projected payroll is now $35.4 million. [Update] With the trade of Matt Garza, the Rays now have a projected payroll of just $33.3 million. That is quite a step down from $71.9 million a year ago. Of course […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss A Garza Deal That Won’t Die

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss A Garza Deal That Won’t Die

    December 22, 2010 at 7:22 am 6 comments

    Bruce Levine ESPN Chicago held a chat yesterday in which he said “[Matt] Garza is the guy [the Cubs] are after.” He later added that the Cubs are also interested in Fausto Carmona from the Indians, but that Garza is the more pitcher to be acquired in a trade. What […]

     
  • The Rays Index Confidence Graph

    December 21, 2010 at 9:30 am 9 comments

    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 […]