Archive for December, 2010

  • How Good Are The Rays At Signing “Under-The-Radar” Free Agents?

    How Good Are The Rays At Signing “Under-The-Radar” Free Agents?

    December 13, 2010 at 11:00 am 15 comments

    Andrew Friedman and Co. are neck deep in their sixth hot stove season. We know the Rays are great at making trades. And we have a sense that they are pretty good at drafting. But how good are they at free agency? The Rays are well-known for picking up hidden […]

     
  • Odds On Winning World Series Just Went For Rays

    December 13, 2010 at 10:00 am 2 comments

    Just after the Giants beat the Rangers in the World Series, Bodog.com set the odds on winning the 2011 World Series. The Rays were among the early favorites… New York Yankees 4/1 Philadelphia Phillies 6/1 Boston Red Sox 10/1 San Francisco Giants 10/1 St. Louis Cardinals 14/1 Tampa Bay Rays […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss The Next Bautista, Choate’s Suitors And Garza Vs Greinke

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss The Next Bautista, Choate’s Suitors And Garza Vs Greinke

    December 13, 2010 at 7:26 am 3 comments

    On this date one year ago, the Blue Jays signed Jose Bautista to a one-year, $2.4 million contract. Not many people took notice until Bautista started hitting home runs at a Ruthian rate. He would finish the season with 54. You can be certain, that the Rays are hoping to […]

     
  • Maddon On Crawford And Friedman On Pitching

    December 12, 2010 at 12:55 pm 8 comments

    Great read by Tyler Kepner in the New York Times on the Rays’ recent losses and what it takes to compete in the AL Ease [New York Times]… Joe Maddon on Carl Crawford: “He’s like our first organically grown Ray…He was fertilized here, he grew here, he became a superstar […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Unalignment, Soriano’s Future And The Tampa Bay Remoras

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Unalignment, Soriano’s Future And The Tampa Bay Remoras

    December 12, 2010 at 11:02 am 9 comments

    Buster Olney thinks baseball should just get rid of divisions for the sake of competitive balance. The plan would call for the top 5 teams in each league to qualify for the playoffs. So rather than competing directly with the Red Sox and Yankees every year, the Rays would also […]

     
  • Two Years Ago On Rays Index

    December 11, 2010 at 3:00 pm 2 comments

    Two years ago on Rays Index we learned that the Rays had traded Edwin Jackson to the Tigers for Matt Joyce. Edwin Jackson To Tigers Now Done Deal [Rays Index] Likes(0)Dislikes(0)

     
  • Crawford: My Heart Is In Boston

    Crawford: My Heart Is In Boston

    December 11, 2010 at 1:18 pm 20 comments

    Carl Crawford was officially introduced to the media today and had some interesting comments… On choosing the Red Sox over the Angels: “…at the end of the day, I felt that my situation would definitely be better here in Boston. Angels are a pretty nice organization, too, but at the […]

     
  • Sounds Like Evan Longoria Would Like A New Contract

    Sounds Like Evan Longoria Would Like A New Contract

    December 11, 2010 at 12:00 pm 13 comments

    Remember when we speculated that Evan Longoria’s super-duper-awesome contract could come back to haunt the Rays? And remember how you guys all thought we were crazy? Maybe we weren’t so crazy after all. Longoria dropped his first hint that he wouldn’t mind seeing the remaining years on his contract ripped […]

     
  • Carl Crawford, Member Of The Boston Red Sox

    Carl Crawford, Member Of The Boston Red Sox

    December 11, 2010 at 10:42 am 1 comment

    Carl Crawford was introduced this morning as a member of the Boston Red Sox… Likes(0)Dislikes(0)

     
  • Source: Matt Garza Will Be Traded

    Source: Matt Garza Will Be Traded

    December 11, 2010 at 9:58 am 12 comments

    In the past week, the Rays have lost three players that had accounted for six All-Star appearances, three MVP top-10 finishes and two Gold Gloves. Now they may be ready to trade the only guy in team history to throw a no-hitter. Ed Price of Fanhouse.com has a big league […]