Archive for February, 2011

  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Crawford’s Creeps, Andrew’s Jimmerness And BJ’s Sore Ribs

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Crawford’s Creeps, Andrew’s Jimmerness And BJ’s Sore Ribs

    February 24, 2011 at 7:34 am 11 comments

    A few random quotes from Joe Maddon… On Cory Wade: “I find him very interesting and I know Andrew [Friedman] has liked him for a while … he’s definitely in our mix, and we like him a lot actually.” On Robinson Chirinos: “Offensively, I really like his swing a lot. He fights […]

     
  • Create-A-Caption: Zim, I Told Manny To Call Me Captain Morgan

    Create-A-Caption: Zim, I Told Manny To Call Me Captain Morgan

    February 23, 2011 at 12:00 pm 10 comments

    We’ve seen Joe Maddon do a lot of weird things in his time here, but we don’t think we will ever understand why he always stands like this. We call it his “Captain Morgan” pose. And having Zim standing guard just completes the picture (via @Hawthe on Twitter) So have […]

     
  • 2011 Tampa Bay Rays Photo Day

    February 23, 2011 at 10:35 am 13 comments

    Yesterday was Photo Day for the Rays, an annual tradition in Major League Baseball where every player and coach in camp pose for some professional photographs. Here is this year’s group in alphabetical order… [imagebrowser id=6]

     
  • Manny And Longoria

    Manny And Longoria

    February 23, 2011 at 9:35 am 5 comments

    Just a picture we like…

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Carew’s Influence, McGee’s Future And The Opening Day Starter

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Carew’s Influence, McGee’s Future And The Opening Day Starter

    February 23, 2011 at 7:58 am 5 comments

    Well, if you need help at the plate, there are probably worse people than Rod Carew. That is who BJ Upton has been working with, who will have a slightly different batting stance this year. Upton also sounds like he is finally in a good mental place… “Yeah, I was supposed to […]

     
  • CHART: The Rays Spring Roster By Age

    CHART: The Rays Spring Roster By Age

    February 22, 2011 at 3:24 pm 8 comments

    Nothing too fancy here. Just a look at the Rays 62-man Spring Training roster and how it breaks down by age. Players in grey are spring training invites that are not on the 40-man roster. The average age of the spring roster is 27.8. Considering the average big leaguer peaks […]

     
  • 2011 Tampa Bay Rays Top Prospects Meta-Analysis

    2011 Tampa Bay Rays Top Prospects Meta-Analysis

    February 22, 2011 at 11:30 am 6 comments

    It is time for our annual Meta-Analysis of the Rays top prospects. In the science community, a meta-analysis is what we do when we don’t want to do any work ourselves and instead want to take the work of a bunch of other people, tease the data a little, draw some […]

     
  • Keeping Faith in the Cowbell

    Keeping Faith in the Cowbell

    February 22, 2011 at 10:30 am 6 comments

    Our correspondent and Afrologist, Jordi Scrubbings, is back with another sensible take on things that drive most of us nuts… “Absolutely!! Have faith in us!! RT @GtotheLee: @DAVIDprice14 there goes Soriano & Balfour is there anybody left to field a team?”- David Price on Twitter, Jan 14th, 2011 We live […]

     
  • Andy Sonnanstine: Professional Gentleman Of Leisure Sports

    February 22, 2011 at 9:48 am 5 comments

    According to Rays Renegade, Andy Sonnanstine considers himself a “professional gentleman of leisure sports” (foosball, darts, pool, bowling, bocce ball, archery, skeet, & table tennis). In fact, The Duke joined a Table Tennis league this off-season (here is their website). If you have been around these parts for a while, […]

     
  • Hellickson Tops Baseball Prospectus’ List Of Top Rays Prospects

    February 22, 2011 at 8:30 am 1 comment

    Finally we get Baseball Prospectus’ list of the Tampa Bay Rays Top 11 Prospects. The list includes three “five-star” prospects and two more “four-star” prospects… Five-Star Prospects 1. Jeremy Hellickson, RHP 2. Matt Moore, LHP 3. Desmond Jennings, OF Four-Star Prospects 4. Chris Archer, RHP 5. Jake McGee, LHP Three-Star […]