Archive for January, 2011

  • Garza To The Cubs: What They Are Saying

    Garza To The Cubs: What They Are Saying

    January 8, 2011 at 2:48 pm 6 comments

    In the last 24 hours, we have read so many pieces on the Matt Garza trade, that we now have a horrible goatee and have started calling our daughter Hak-Ju (she drops things a lot). Here is a sampling of what has been written… This is a must-see. The Chicago […]

     
  • Did Rays Trade Garza To Get Better Or Save Money: Yes

    Did Rays Trade Garza To Get Better Or Save Money: Yes

    January 8, 2011 at 11:14 am 66 comments

    We made several radio appearances yesterday and the most common question we were asked was whether the Rays traded Matt Garza to make the team better or to save money. The answer was simple: Both. We have Garza projected to make $5.25 million in 2011 (through arbitration). If he is […]

     
  • Matt Garza Traded To The Cubs For Fuld And Four Prospects

    January 7, 2011 at 10:42 am 83 comments

    [Update] Bruce Miles confirms that Fernando Perez is the outfielder the Rays are sending to the Cubs. [Update] Bruce Levine is now reporting that the deal is done pending physicals. Levine confirms the five players listed below from the Cubs. He adds that the Cubs will receive a minor league […]

     
  • Two Years Ago On Rays Index

    January 7, 2011 at 10:30 am 0 comments

    Two years ago on Rays Index we were amazed to learn that Major League Baseball allowed JC Romero to pitch in the World Series against the Rays. 2008 World Series Champs: Philadelphia Phillies* [Rays Index] Likes(0)Dislikes(0)

     
  • Rays Kicking The Tires On Manny Ramirez

    Rays Kicking The Tires On Manny Ramirez

    January 7, 2011 at 9:00 am 7 comments

    Craig Calcaterra translates a Tweet from Enrique Rojas about Manny Ramirez… “In the previous days, 2 people in Manny’s inner circle have mentioned that Rays have shown some interest in him. This could be completely unfounded, but it is an interesting possibility.” Yes, please. But let’s temper our excitement for […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Touchdowns, Eric Chavez And The Last Of Sheff (Hopefully)

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Touchdowns, Eric Chavez And The Last Of Sheff (Hopefully)

    January 7, 2011 at 7:11 am 0 comments

    The Rays have signed former Red Sox and Mets outfielder Chris Carter — all he does is catch touchdowns — to a minor league deal with an invitation to Spring Training. Carter a left-handed bat, hit .263 with 4 home runs and a .317 OBP in 100 games with the […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Alomar Of The Devil Rays, Garza Not Of The Cubs And McGriff Not Of The Hall

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Alomar Of The Devil Rays, Garza Not Of The Cubs And McGriff Not Of The Hall

    January 6, 2011 at 7:15 am 1 comment

    Roberto Alomar and Bert Blyleven were elected to the Hall of Fame yesterday. It is now just a footnote, but the last major league game Alomar played was during the 2005 Spring Training with the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. He went 0-11 and called it a career before the season […]

     
  • Two Years Ago On Rays Index

    January 5, 2011 at 3:00 pm 1 comment

    Two years ago on Rays Index we wrote about what turned out to be not the best day of Andrew Friedman’s career. [Rays Index] Likes(0)Dislikes(0)

     
  • Crawford Has Put Tampa Bay In The Rearview Mirror

    Crawford Has Put Tampa Bay In The Rearview Mirror

    January 5, 2011 at 2:33 pm 20 comments

    There has been a lot of emotion recently surrounding Carl Crawford’s move to the Red Sox. During his introductory press conference with the Red Sox (and apparently Dunkin Donuts) he told the world that his heart was in Boston and he never mentioned the team that helped make him a […]

     
  • Evan Longoria, Who Now Plays On AstroTurf, Announces 2010 FieldTurf Awards

    January 5, 2011 at 1:35 pm 0 comments

    The Rays will be switching from FieldTurf to AstroTurf for the 2011 season, but Evan Longoria continues to endorse the old stuff. In a press release from FieldTurf, Longoria and FieldTurf announced the 2010 FieldTurf Baseball Awards. Among the winners are the San Francisco Giants, a team that plays on […]