Archive for March 15th, 2011

  • Major League Baseball Drops New ‘Do Over’ Rule For Catwalks

    Major League Baseball Drops New ‘Do Over’ Rule For Catwalks

    March 15, 2011 at 3:41 pm 4 comments

    Prior to the 2010 playoffs, Major League Baseball changed Tropicana Field’s ground rules affecting batted balls that strike the catwalks. Those changes were in effect for a grand total of three games. Today, the Rays announced that the groundrules will revert back to the pre-postseason rules. In short, any ball […]

     
  • Four Years Ago On Rays Index

    March 15, 2011 at 3:00 pm 0 comments

    Four years ago on Rays Index we wrote about Joe Maddon’s first “super-utility” player…BJ Upton. The Great B. J. Upton Debate [Rays Index]  

     
  • Jennings, Chirinos, Hayhurst, Beckham Among Latest Cuts

    March 15, 2011 at 2:33 pm 28 comments

    The Rays made their latest, and biggest set of cuts so far this spring. The only surprise on the list (via Marc Topkin)  might be Dirk Hayhurst, who seemed like a legitimate candidate for one of the final bullpen spots. The other big names on the cut list today are […]

     
  • McGee’s Slider May Keep Him In Minors For Now

    McGee’s Slider May Keep Him In Minors For Now

    March 15, 2011 at 9:30 am 2 comments

    Yesterday, we left Jake McGee off our opening day roster projection. And that left some people wondering why. Today (via TampaBay.com), we get a look at what Joe Maddon is thinking and why McGee could start the year in the minors despite already being one of the Rays’ best bullpen […]

     
  • While Maddon Avoids Scissors, Wade Davis Will Be Bald

    While Maddon Avoids Scissors, Wade Davis Will Be Bald

    March 15, 2011 at 8:30 am 5 comments

    Wade Davis and his wife Katelyn have teamed with Vincent Lecavalier and Martin St. Louis of the Lightning to help raise money and awareness to fight childhood cancer. And in doing so, Big Dub is going to shave his head bald for opening day. You can find all the information […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss An Off-Day, Tommy Bahama And The Return Of Cabral

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss An Off-Day, Tommy Bahama And The Return Of Cabral

    March 15, 2011 at 6:16 am 4 comments

    The GBT – The Good, The Bad and The Telling sandwich, where The Bad is nice and lean and the The Telling is ripe. THE JUNKYARD DOGS WEBTOPIA… Jeff Niemann gave up just 2 hits and no runs in a minor league intrasquad game. He struck out 6 and walked […]