Archive for March, 2011

  • Rays Lock Up Wade Davis For 7 Years With Extension (Update)

    March 31, 2011 at 12:21 pm 9 comments

    The Rays today announced that Wade Davis has signed a seven-year extension that could be worth as much as $35.1 million. The first four years of the deal are guaranteed and will pay $12.6 million. Beyond that, there are three team options that would keep Davis with the Rays through […]

     
  • The 2011 Raysheads Over-Unders Contest

    March 31, 2011 at 11:00 am 31 comments

    We wanted to do something fun for the 2011 season. So we decided to run a little over/under contest. Below you will see several totals for the 2011 season. Your job is simply to predict whether the actual number at the end of the year will be OVER or UNDER […]

     
  • ESPN.com’s Experts Have No Love For The Rays

    ESPN.com’s Experts Have No Love For The Rays

    March 31, 2011 at 10:00 am 3 comments

    Forty-five ESPN.com “experts” made their picks for the 2011 season. Here are their predictions for the AL East… We don’t expect all of these talking heads to be stats savvy, or even up on everything that happens with every team (although that is kind of their job). But it is […]

     
  • ESPN Is Already In Mid-Season Form When It Comes To Rays

    ESPN Is Already In Mid-Season Form When It Comes To Rays

    March 31, 2011 at 9:30 am 6 comments

    The season hasn’t even started, and yet take a look at what ESPN.com considers one of the big stories heading into the season (click on the image for a larger version; thanks Aaron)… Just think. Just 25 more weeks of this crap.

     
  • Happy Tampa Bay Rays Independence Day!

    Happy Tampa Bay Rays Independence Day!

    March 31, 2011 at 8:30 am 5 comments

    March 31, 2008 is one of the most important dates in Tampa Bay Rays history. That was opening day for the 2008 season. That was the day that the Rays took their first steps towards being a true major league baseball team. It was the first day of a season in […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Russell’s Rebound, Manny’s Day Off, And Booing The Gov

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Russell’s Rebound, Manny’s Day Off, And Booing The Gov

    March 31, 2011 at 6:10 am 10 comments

    The GBT – The Good, The Bad and The Telling sandwich, where The Bad is nice and lean and the The Telling is ripe. click above image for boxscore THE GOOD: Adam Russell. Russell pitched another scoreless outing, giving up just one hit. It is just two appearances, but he […]

     
  • One Year Ago On Rays Index

    March 30, 2011 at 3:30 pm 0 comments

    One year ago on Rays Index we were excited to see Mrs. Professor in the pages of the TBT*. [Rays Index]

     
  • One Year Ago On Rays Index

    March 30, 2011 at 3:00 pm 0 comments

    One year ago on Rays Index we learned that BJ Upton is not only a talented center fielder, but he is also a shill for the Republican Party. BJ Upton: Center Fielder, Republican [Rays Index]

     
  • The Mathematical Definition Of “Taking A Step Back”

    The Mathematical Definition Of “Taking A Step Back”

    March 30, 2011 at 9:30 am 6 comments

    In 2006 and 2007, we called this “No Chance In Hell.” In 2008 it was “The Rays Are Getting Warmer,” and 2009 it was “Rays Are In For A Dogfight.” Last year it was “One Tough Ass Division.” In one of our favorite preseason posts, Replacement Level Yankees Weblog, have […]

     
  • A Review of Pre-Season Rays Writing

    A Review of Pre-Season Rays Writing

    March 30, 2011 at 9:00 am 3 comments

    We are less than a week away from Opening Day. A day romanticized by fans, writers, announcers, analysts, and everyone else associated with The Grand Old Game. It’s also the day of dreams, hopes, and projections. It’s the day we look to the Rays front office and hope they made […]