Archive for January, 2011

  • [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 […]

     
  • Josh Freeman’s Historical Sophomore Season

    January 5, 2011 at 1:04 pm 1 comment

    Yesterday, over at Businesss Insider and this morning at Joe Bucs Fan, I wrote a couple of pieces detailing just how good Josh Freeman was this year. In short, he was historically good. Likes(0)Dislikes(0)

     
  • The 12 Days Of Raysmas: Day 12 ($12 Million Added To Payroll)

    The 12 Days Of Raysmas: Day 12 ($12 Million Added To Payroll)

    January 5, 2011 at 11:00 am 9 comments

    If you have been hanging around these parts for a while, you know that the model for this site is to tell you what the Rays have done, what they are doing and try to project what they will do based on what we have learned. Think of RI as […]

     
  • The Tampa Bay Rays Robe

    The Tampa Bay Rays Robe

    January 5, 2011 at 10:00 am 1 comment

    In yesterday’s Raysmas post we included a picture taken during the celebration after the Rays clinched a playoff spot in 2008. We love this pic because it includes Evan Longoria holding a Heineken and wearing an official Rays robe. After the post went up, we got several inquiries from readers […]

     
  • Garza To Cubs May Not Be Close Afterall

    January 5, 2011 at 9:12 am 2 comments

    Late last night we heard from Gordon Wittenmyer that the Rays were close to dealing Matt Garza to the Cubs. But this morning, Buster Olney reports (via Twitter) that the deal is not close, and that it is more likely to happen in July than now. Likes(0)Dislikes(0)

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Suitors For Soriano And A Contract Deadline For Three

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Suitors For Soriano And A Contract Deadline For Three

    January 5, 2011 at 8:00 am 11 comments

    Jon Heyman adds some clarity to the possibility of Rafael Soriano signing with the Yankees, something that has produced conflicting reports recently. Heyman says the Yankees interest likely hinges on Andy Pettitte. If Pettitte retires, Heyman says the Yankees “could go for Soriano.” But if Pettitte comes back for another […]

     
  • Rays May Be Close To Dealing Garza To Cubs

    January 5, 2011 at 12:24 am 13 comments

    Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times reports that the Rays may be close to dealing Matt Garza to the Chicago Cubs… The Cubs appear to have moved past the Texas Rangers and into the driver’s seat in efforts to acquire Tampa Bay Rays 15-game winner Matt Garza — a potential […]