Archive for April, 2011

  • How Many Runs Do The Rays Need To Reach 94 Wins?

    How Many Runs Do The Rays Need To Reach 94 Wins?

    April 22, 2011 at 9:00 am 0 comments

    Yesterday over at Business Insider I showed why it is so important to reach 94 wins. In short, if you can reach 94 wins, you will go to the playoffs no matter what the other teams do. If you fall short of 94, you will need some help. So far […]

     
  • Stuart Sternberg On “The Extra 2%”

    April 22, 2011 at 8:30 am 0 comments

    We spoke with Stuart Sternberg recently about Jonah Keri’s new book, “The Extra 2%,” which covers the Rays and their front office. Sternberg seemed very pleased with how the book turned out. “I read it and couldn’t be happier with it,” said Sternberg. “There were some small [incorrect] items that […]

     
  • MLB To Add Second Wild Card Team Next Year

    April 22, 2011 at 8:00 am 17 comments

    We have been begging Major League Baseball to add a second Wild Card team for a long time. And now our wishes have come true. Yesterday, Bud Selig announced that the playoffs will expand to ten teams in 2012. Under the new rules, each league will have the three division […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Missing Chances, (Not) Scoring Runs, And Niemann Bad

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Missing Chances, (Not) Scoring Runs, And Niemann Bad

    April 22, 2011 at 6:51 am 9 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: Winning Series. Before the series, if somebody would have offered us a 3-1 series win, we would have signed […]

     
  • Postgame Shot Of Joe: Niemann Off; Kotchman Out

    Postgame Shot Of Joe: Niemann Off; Kotchman Out

    April 21, 2011 at 10:55 pm 5 comments

    After Jeff Niemann got roughed up and the Rays offense couldn’t find clutch hits, Joe Maddon was predictably and rightfully upbeat tonight. The Rays bested the Twins and White Sox in respective home series’ and, well, you can’t win every game. The good guys sit 2.5 back of the Yankees […]

     
  • Let’s Just Call It “The Quest For 94″

    April 21, 2011 at 11:44 am 0 comments

    If you have been around these parts for a while, you will hear us talk about the importance of 94 wins. In short, if the Rays are going to get to the playoffs, 94 wins will get it done. Get to 94 and it doesn’t matter what anybody else does. […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Jaso’s Bomb, Joyce’s Sweet Swing, And Beckham’s First Errors

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Jaso’s Bomb, Joyce’s Sweet Swing, And Beckham’s First Errors

    April 21, 2011 at 6:30 am 16 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: John Jaso. It has been a rough season for Jaso, who only had 5 hits coming into this game. […]

     
  • Postgame Shot Of Joe: This Is Really Fun

    Postgame Shot Of Joe: This Is Really Fun

    April 20, 2011 at 9:09 pm 3 comments

    Man, this is fun to watch. Joe’s an old school baseball kinda guy. Joe loves watching pitching duels and he marvels at solid defensive plays. The leathery plays kept coming tonight with the Rays eighth win in their last nine games. Wade Davis wasn’t his best tonight. But he battled […]

     
  • One Year Ago On Rays Index

    April 20, 2011 at 3:00 pm 0 comments

    One year ago on Rays Index we saw that the players rallied in support of Joe Maddon after Major League Baseball ruled his hoodie illegal, and then legal. Maddon Can Wear Hoodie; Players Show Support [Rays Index] Likes(0)Dislikes(0)

     
  • Rays Have 4 Of Top 35 Prospects

    April 20, 2011 at 9:00 am 0 comments

    Most of you are familiar with our “Rays Prospects Meta-Analysis.” Well, over at Business Insider I did the same thing for all of the top prospects in Major League Baseball. In the overall ranking, Jeremy Hellickson is the fifth best prospect in baseball. He is joined by Matt Moore (15), […]