Archive for January, 2011

  • Chat With BJ Upton Tomorrow

    Chat With BJ Upton Tomorrow

    January 31, 2011 at 2:00 pm 2 comments

    Adidas and Eastbay will be hosting a live video chat with BJ Upton tomorrow (February 1) at 7:00 pm. You will have a chance to ask Upton questions and see his responses. The chat is being promoted to showcase the new Adidas Adizero Diamond King. Adidas claims it is the […]

     
  • The Trop’s Turf: Before And After, Plus Bonus Live Cam

    The Trop’s Turf: Before And After, Plus Bonus Live Cam

    January 31, 2011 at 12:45 pm 11 comments

    The Rays today released the image below of the new AstroTurf being installed at Tropicana Field. If you have watched any Rays games in recent years, you should immediately notice the difference in color. Compare it to the image at bottom from the ALDS in October. Also, AstroTurf has a […]

     
  • Wilpons To Sell Portion Of Mets; Will Sternberg Be Among Bidders?

    Wilpons To Sell Portion Of Mets; Will Sternberg Be Among Bidders?

    January 31, 2011 at 11:00 am 20 comments

    There has been a lot of speculation that the Wilpon family, owners of the New York Mets, lost a great deal of money due to their relationship with Bernie Madoff’s Ponzi scheme. And now the team has announced that the Wilpons will sell 20-25% of the team. Let the Stuart […]

     
  • Maddon Confirms “Closer-By-Committee” Likely Without Trade

    Maddon Confirms “Closer-By-Committee” Likely Without Trade

    January 31, 2011 at 9:30 am 13 comments

    The Rays have a couple of positions up for grabs this spring, and maybe foremost among those will be finding a new closer. With both Rafael Soriano and Joaquin Benoit gone, and Jake McGee still a work-in-progress, the position is up for grabs, and may go unclaimed. The Rays did sign […]

     
  • Nothing Noble About Meche’s Decision To Retire

    January 31, 2011 at 8:30 am 2 comments

    OK, I did say Gil Meche’s decision to give up the final $12 million of his contract was “idiotic.” And maybe that was a little strong. But let’s not act like the owners of the Royals are going to donate the extra money to pay teachers or fight cancer. Hell, they already […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Spring TV, Manny In Tampa And Archer’s Locker

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Spring TV, Manny In Tampa And Archer’s Locker

    January 31, 2011 at 7:13 am 4 comments

    Sweet Fancy Moses, there are only 15 days until pitchers and catchers report! And just after that, Spring Training games will begin. This year, five of the games will be broadcast by Sun Sports/Fox Sports Florida… Thurs. March 10 vs Red Sox Tues. March 15 vs Marlins Fri. March 18 […]

     
  • Three Years Ago On Rays Index

    January 30, 2011 at 3:30 pm 0 comments

    Three years ago on Rays Index we noticed that Peter King showed up at the Super Bowl wearing a Rays cap. Peter King Jumps On The Tampa Bay Rays Bandwagon [Rays Index]

     
  • One Year Ago On Rays Index

    January 30, 2011 at 3:00 pm 0 comments

    One year ago on Rays Index we noticed that Dioner Navarro was looking even more plump than usual. If Anybody Reports 1,200 Missing Donuts, Dioner Navarro Will Be Primary Suspect [Rays Index]

     
  • Two Years Ago On Rays Index

    January 29, 2011 at 3:00 pm 2 comments

    Two years ago on Rays Index we laughed at the sight of Al Roker wearing a Rays cap. Irony Defined: Al Roker In A Rays Cap [Rays Index]

     
  • Rays Sign Kotchman To Minor League Deal; Claim Delaney

    January 28, 2011 at 4:07 pm 7 comments

    The Rays today signed first baseman Casey Kotchman to a minor league deal for $750 thousand. Kotchman, who played with the Mariners last year, is a career .259 hitter that hit 6 home runs in 96 games last year. He is considered an good defensive first baseman. As a left-handed bat, […]