Archive for December, 2010

  • Rays And Orioles Trade Talks May Have Hit A Snag

    December 7, 2010 at 4:55 pm 2 comments

    Now Brittany Ghiroli is reporting (via Twitter) that there will not be a trade today and that it is starting to look “less likely to happen at all.” We are still very early in the process and the Rays are operating from a position of power. Is this was March, this […]

     
  • Four Years Ago On Rays Index

    December 7, 2010 at 3:00 pm 0 comments

    Four years ago on Rays Index we learned that the Rays had lost future AL MVP Josh Hamilton in the Rule 5 draft. Josh Hamilton Selected By Cubs in Rule 5 Draft [Rays Index] Likes(0)Dislikes(0)

     
  • Bartlett Could Be Traded To Orioles As Early As Today [UPDATE]

    Bartlett Could Be Traded To Orioles As Early As Today [UPDATE]

    December 7, 2010 at 1:30 pm 12 comments

    [Update] Brittany Ghiroli is reporting that a deal is not imminent and that the “names vary.” She adds that a potential deal is not necessarily Reimold for Bartlett straight up. This adds strength to the rumors that the Rays are asking for Reimold and possibly a relief a pitcher. [1:30pm] […]

     
  • The 2010 Rays Were Built Through Trades And The Draft

    The 2010 Rays Were Built Through Trades And The Draft

    December 7, 2010 at 9:30 am 4 comments

    Yesterday over at Business Insider, I showed that the Giants built their championship roster by drafting pitchers and signing free agent hitters. Very little of their roster was built through trades. This got us wondering, how were the 2010 Rays built? Here is the full roster breakdown… What we see […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Crawford (Again), The Pumkin’s New Deal And Pena’s Future

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Crawford (Again), The Pumkin’s New Deal And Pena’s Future

    December 7, 2010 at 7:26 am 4 comments

    Yesterday we argued that Carl Crawford’s price went up with Jayson Werth’s new contract. Jayson Stark takes the contrarian view. He argues that if Crawford’s price has gone up, then his options have gone down. In fact, Stark argues that Crawford’s options may now be limited to just the Yankees. […]

     
  • Only 5 Players Remain From 2008 Opening Day Roster

    Only 5 Players Remain From 2008 Opening Day Roster

    December 6, 2010 at 9:00 am 12 comments

    It is no secret that the Rays are facing a huge roster overhaul this off-season. Just how big? Let’s take a look at how much the roster has changed since opening day of the Rays’ 2008 World Series team… Most of the discussion this off-season has been about how Andrew […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Crawford’s New Value, Dirtbag’s Old Value And Adios Carlos

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Crawford’s New Value, Dirtbag’s Old Value And Adios Carlos

    December 6, 2010 at 7:10 am 13 comments

    The Nationals signed Jayson Werth to a seven-year $126 million (avg. $18M per season) contract, a move that will have a big impact on Carl Crawford’s future. When the off-season started, we predicted Crawford would sign for seven years and $105 million. Well, Werth’s new deal means teams looking to […]

     
  • Carl Crawford Update: Six Teams In The Running

    Carl Crawford Update: Six Teams In The Running

    December 5, 2010 at 2:39 pm 6 comments

    Let’s take a team-by-team look at the latest news and rumors surroungding Carl Crawford… New York Yankees: Joel Sherman of the New York Post feels the Yankees may be talking to Crawford “to make sure the Red Sox pay a premium should he go to Boston.” He adds that Crawford […]

     
  • Olney: Yankees Having Conversations With Crawford

    Olney: Yankees Having Conversations With Crawford

    December 3, 2010 at 12:32 pm 13 comments

    Buster Olney is reporting that the Yankees are indeed having talks with Carl Crawford… Sources: the Yankees are very much engaged in conversations with free agent outfielder Carl Crawford. What is unknown is whether they could sign Cliff Lee and still stay in the mix for Crawford, who figures to […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss The End Of The Navi-Era And Free Agency For Howell And Aybar

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss The End Of The Navi-Era And Free Agency For Howell And Aybar

    December 3, 2010 at 8:30 am 8 comments

    More donuts for the rest of the Rays! We have known for a while that Dioner Navarro would not be back in 2011. But yesterday the door hit him in the ass. There is probably a repair man fixing the door as you read this. Yesterday was the deadline to […]