Archive for March, 2011

  • Longoria’s Winter Of Discontent Continues With Home Break-In

    March 28, 2011 at 8:00 am 1 comment

    First it was his cap, then it was his classic Camaro, and now it was Evan Longoria’s house. Marc Topkin reports that a home in Port Charlotte where Longoria, David Price and Reid Brignac are staying was burlarized on Saturday… Among the items taken were a 60-inch flat screen TV, […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Jaso’s Power, Cabral’s Tradability And Inglett To The Astros

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Jaso’s Power, Cabral’s Tradability And Inglett To The Astros

    March 28, 2011 at 6:10 am 0 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: David Price. The next time Price throws a pitch for the Rays, it will be the first pitch of […]

     
  • Who Is Playing Where And When (Update)

    Who Is Playing Where And When (Update)

    March 27, 2011 at 6:37 pm 0 comments

    Click “Read the rest of this entry” below to look at all the playing time that has been logged by the Rays during Spring Training. The amount of playing time the players receive and when that playing time is logged, gives us some insight into what Joe Maddon is thinking […]

     
  • Roster Nearly Set After Latest Cuts (Update)

    Roster Nearly Set After Latest Cuts (Update)

    March 26, 2011 at 3:30 pm 11 comments

    Yesterday, the Rays demoted two relievers, Rob Delaney and Cory Wade. And today, seven more position players were reassigned, including Casey Kotchman, Felipe Lopez, Joe Inglett, Chris Carter, Ray Olmedo, Craig Albernaz and Justin Ruggiano. [Update] The Rays have also reassigned Jose Lobaton. SEE THE UPDATED OPENING DAY ROSTER AT […]

     
  • Four Years Ago On Rays Index

    March 26, 2011 at 3:00 pm 0 comments

    Four years ago on Rays Index we learned that Matt Silverman was exploring the possibility of giving Vince Naimoli a more prominent and public role with the organization. We can only assume that since we have not heard Naimoli’s name since, that Silverman came to his senses. The Impending Return Of Vince Naimoli […]

     
  • Next Market Inefficiency To Be Exploited Could Be Clubhouse Cancers

    Next Market Inefficiency To Be Exploited Could Be Clubhouse Cancers

    March 25, 2011 at 11:00 am 28 comments

    If you have read Jonah Keri’s new book on the Rays, The Extra 2%, you know the Rays business model is centered around exploiting “market inefficiencies.” That is, finding value where other teams don’t. And if Manny Ramirez thrives with the Rays, “clubhouse cancers” may be the Rays’ next “2%.” […]

     
  • Apparently $142 Million Can Make Carl Crawford Out-Going

    Apparently $142 Million Can Make Carl Crawford Out-Going

    March 25, 2011 at 8:00 am 6 comments

    Carl Crawford will be writing a diary for ESPN.com this year. Yes, Carl Crawford. Amazing how a nine-figure contract can change a man. Here are a few of our favorite nuggets from CC’s first endeavor into the public domain… On dealing with the media (keep in mind that the season […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Farnsworth’s No-So-Golden Glove, A Possible DL-Stint For Russell And ‘Nando Cut

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Farnsworth’s No-So-Golden Glove, A Possible DL-Stint For Russell And ‘Nando Cut

    March 25, 2011 at 6:20 am 7 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: Elliot Johnson. The Rays likely backup infielder and Zobrist-lite utility player, stole 3 bases. His 11 steals this spring […]

     
  • Victoria’s Secret Answers Our Wish, Expands Rays Line.

    Victoria’s Secret Answers Our Wish, Expands Rays Line.

    March 24, 2011 at 1:00 pm 3 comments

    Now we’re talkin’ (thanks Julie, again). We’re so stoked, we’ll forgive them for calling them the “Tampa Rays”. It is also nice to see that Vicky’s “Big League Love” line only includes 23 teams, and the Rays are actually not one of the teams left out. [VICTORIA'S SECRET] Likes(0)Dislikes(0)

     
  • Tampa Bay Rays Valuation Up 88.1% Under Sternberg

    Tampa Bay Rays Valuation Up 88.1% Under Sternberg

    March 24, 2011 at 8:00 am 2 comments

    Forbes.comhas released their annual list of Major League Baseball team valuations. The Rays are 28th on the list at $331 million, ahead of only the A’s ($307M) and Pirates ($304M). The Yankees top the list at $1.7 billion, or more than five times the value of the Rays. The Mets […]