Archive for December, 2010

  • One Year Ago On Rays Index

    December 10, 2010 at 3:00 pm 1 comment

    One year ago on Rays Index we learned that the Rays had acquired Rafael Soriano from the Braves. Rays Acquire Soriano From Braves [Rays Index] Likes(0)Dislikes(0)

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss The Crawford Love-Fest, The Bartlett Trade And Jason Giambi

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss The Crawford Love-Fest, The Bartlett Trade And Jason Giambi

    December 10, 2010 at 7:23 am 12 comments

    One of the more bizarre things to come out the Carl Crawford signing was hearing just how enamored the national mainstream media suddenly is with Crawford. Don’t get us wrong, it is nice to hear the media speak so highly of such a great player. But they say these things […]

     
  • Rays Add Lefty Reliever In Rule 5 Draft

    December 9, 2010 at 9:23 am 6 comments

    The Rays used the Rule 5 Draft to select left-handed reliever Cesar Cabral from the Red Sox. Cabral has never been above single-A, but posted some impressive numbers with Salem in 2010. In 79.1 innings (48 appearances), he struck out 80 and walked just 21 walks. He did give up 31 […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Screwing The Fans, Ignorant Chicago Media And Keeping Garza

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Screwing The Fans, Ignorant Chicago Media And Keeping Garza

    December 9, 2010 at 7:25 am 15 comments

    In case you missed it late last night, Carl Crawford agreed to a seven-year, $142 million contract with the Boston Red Sox. Yes, the Red Sox. —- Why did the Rays raise the ticket prices for an entire section by 65 percent? Was it because that section is filled with […]

     
  • Carl Crawford To Sign With Red Sox

    December 8, 2010 at 11:52 pm 23 comments

    Pete Abraham of the Boston Globe is reporting that Carl Crawford has agreed to a deal with the Boston Red Sox. The deal is seven-years and $142 million. OK, Crawford was leaving. We could deal with that. The Angels, Tigers or Rangers? That would have been nice. The Yankees? Could […]

     
  • Bartlett Traded To Padres

    December 8, 2010 at 5:50 pm 25 comments

    [UPDATE] Jason Bartlett has been traded to the Padres for relief pitchers Cesar Ramos and Adam Russell. Joel Sherman says the Rays will trade Jason Bartlett and that it could happen tonight. He adds that it is down to the Padres or the Pirates. [Twitter] Likes(0)Dislikes(0)

     
  • Winter Meetings Tidbits: Crawford, Garza

    December 8, 2010 at 11:49 am 3 comments

    Here are a couple of minor notes from the Winter Meetings… Buster Olney is reporting that Brian Cashman and the Yankees had a long “Carl Crawford-related” meeting yesterday and that Crawford may have been in attendance. [Twitter] Bruce Levine of ESPN.com adds the Cubs to the list of teams that […]

     
  • Time For Annual “Sheff Wants To Play For The Rays” Stories

    Time For Annual “Sheff Wants To Play For The Rays” Stories

    December 8, 2010 at 9:30 am 5 comments

    This is not a new story. In fact, we heard this same story during last year’s winter meetings. And we will probably hear the same story next year… Despite not playing in 2010, Gary Sheffield wants to play in 2011 and he wants to play for the Rays. Sheff, who […]

     
  • Price: Rays Motivated To Trade Matt Garza

    Price: Rays Motivated To Trade Matt Garza

    December 8, 2010 at 8:30 am 11 comments

    It is not news that the Rays are willing to trade one of their starting pitchers. With Jeremy Hellickson deemed ready for the big leagues, he Rays have an opportunity to move one of their veterans and not lose a step. But for the first time we are hearing that […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Pena Signing With The Cubs

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Pena Signing With The Cubs

    December 8, 2010 at 7:26 am 14 comments

    Carlos Pena’s days with the Rays are officially over. Ken Rosenthal, who apparently never sleeps, reported at 3:00 this morning that Pena has agreed on a contract with the Cubs. The deal is for one-year and $10 million. The deal comes on the heels of Scott Boras’ second meeting with […]