Archive for February, 2011

  • Crawford Takes Shot At Rays Fans

    Crawford Takes Shot At Rays Fans

    February 13, 2011 at 1:00 pm 57 comments

    Bob Nightengale of USA Today has a story on Carl Crawford and Adrian Gonzalez and how they will handle the pressure of playing in Boston. Within the piece, Crawford reminisces about playing in the Trop after a big road trip (via TampaBay.com)… “It was tough last year,” Crawford says. “You’re […]

     
  • Raymond Photobombs ESPN.com

    Raymond Photobombs ESPN.com

    February 13, 2011 at 12:39 pm 1 comment

    Here is the picture that ESPN.com had on their front page on Friday with some of the names that made the biggest headlines during the off-season, such as the Phillies three Aces, the Dodgers’ new manager and Michael Young who recently demanded to be traded. Raymond, that silly Sea Dog, […]

     
  • Rogers: Chirinos Could Push Shoppach For Roster Spot

    Rogers: Chirinos Could Push Shoppach For Roster Spot

    February 12, 2011 at 3:33 pm 24 comments

    When the Rays sent Matt Garza to the Cubs this off-season, most of the attention was focused on the acquisitions of Chris Archer and Hak-Ju Lee. Those two players are now considered among the best prospects in the Rays’ already deep system. But Phil Rogers of the Chicago Tribune says […]

     
  • Elijah Dukes, Rapper (Video)

    February 12, 2011 at 2:00 pm 3 comments

    Former Rays outfielder and Mischievous Little Badger, Elijah Dukes, is no longer a baseball player and has now turned his attention to a rap career. Oh yeah, and it is not “Elijah” anymore. He would prefer to be called “Fly Eli.” We would have gone with “Dead Dawg,” but that’s […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Old Turf, Extending Joyce And Hamilton’s New Deal

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Old Turf, Extending Joyce And Hamilton’s New Deal

    February 12, 2011 at 1:49 pm 2 comments

    Want a one-foot by one-foot piece of the Rays old FieldTurf? It will cost you $25 at next weekend’s FanFest, and all proceeds go to charity. For comparison, the Yankees sold one square-foot chunks of old Yankee Stadium sod for $120. Of course, the Yankees may have missed their price-mark. […]

     
  • Three Years Ago On Rays Index

    February 11, 2011 at 3:00 pm 4 comments

    Three years ago on Rays Index we learned that Andrew Friedman had a pre-draft deal with Tim Lincecum prior to the 2006 draft, but reconsidered when Evan Longoria was still available. Rays Had A Deal With Tim Lincecum In Place Prior To 2006 Draft [Rays Index] Likes(0)Dislikes(0)

     
  • David Price Radio Interview (Video)

    February 11, 2011 at 10:52 am 0 comments

    David Price was in studio yesterday for the aptly named “King David Show” on 1010 AM. Here is the first part of that entertaining interview. You can see the second part on their UStream page, HERE. Likes(0)Dislikes(0)

     
  • The Rays Index Confidence Graph

    The Rays Index Confidence Graph

    February 11, 2011 at 10:00 am 1 comment

    The Rays Confidence Graph is a look at how much confidence Rays fans have in the Tampa Bay Rays. The graph is designed to give us a look at how our emotional bias as Rays fans fluctuates through time. The “confidence” in the team is an inexact measure of how […]

     
  • A Thank You To Our Readers

    February 11, 2011 at 9:30 am 17 comments

    I love the Rays. They have been my team since the Giants and White Sox and other teams were using us to get their own stadium deals. I still remember going to that sporting goods shop on the north side of Hillsborough (next to the boat place) and buying a […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss THAT Guy, Mrs. Garfoose And The Joyce Plan

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss THAT Guy, Mrs. Garfoose And The Joyce Plan

    February 11, 2011 at 7:22 am 9 comments

    So yesterday we heard from Joe Maddon (via The Ray Area) that Matt Joyce will not be an everyday player at the start of the season. Rather, Joe Maddon will ease Joyce into the lineup with occasional starts versus “reverse-split lefties” (lefties that are harder on right-handed hitters than they […]