Archive for May, 2011

  • CHART: A Look At The Rays Run Differential

    CHART: A Look At The Rays Run Differential

    May 11, 2011 at 9:30 am 1 comment

    A couple of weeks ago we wrote about the importance of scoring runs, even when the pitching staff is really good. During that time period, the Rays were in the process of going from 1-8 to 20-15 and a game out of first place in the AL East. How does […]

     
  • Forbes Continues To Pile On The Rays

    May 11, 2011 at 8:30 am 4 comments

    Guess who is back with some more Rays-bashing? Yep, it is Forbes.com and their bevy of writers who may or may not be desperate for something to write about. After Mike Ozanian suggested that some in baseball want the Rays contracted, Tom Van Riper chimes in with an idea that […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Loving Longo, Sweet Swings, And Feeling Responsible

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Loving Longo, Sweet Swings, And Feeling Responsible

    May 11, 2011 at 6:39 am 20 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: Evan Longoria. It is nice to once again have a legit big league all-star-caliber bat in the lineup. Dirtbag […]

     
  • Postgame Shot Of Joe: What’s With The Walks?

    Postgame Shot Of Joe: What’s With The Walks?

    May 10, 2011 at 11:03 pm 5 comments

    Damn. Walking in the winning run. Stinks, but Joe can’t get too upset over this win. Sonny is a spot starter and long reliever yet he pitched admirably against a team that is hot, on the road no less. Aside from the walks (yeah, Joe knows, “Don’t worry Mrs. Theismann, […]

     
  • One Year Ago On Rays Index

    May 10, 2011 at 3:00 pm 0 comments

    One year ago on Rays Index we learned that Devil Rays have been in the Bay Area for a long time. Devil Rays In Bay Area As Early As 1941 [Rays Index]

     
  • Andrew Friedman’s Father Will Not Own Astros

    May 10, 2011 at 2:19 pm 1 comment

    A week ago we were a little worried when we learned that Andrew Friedman’s father, Kenny Friedman had put together a group to purchase the Houston Astros. Now it looks like they won’t even get a chance to bid on the team. A local ABC television affiliate in Houston is […]

     
  • Rays Relievers: Good, Or Just Lucky?

    Rays Relievers: Good, Or Just Lucky?

    May 10, 2011 at 9:00 am 7 comments

    The biggest question mark for the Rays entering the season was the bullpen. A group that was the best in the American League in 2010, Andrew Friedman was tasked with executing a complete overhaul this year. After the defections of key contributors such as Rafael Soriano and Joaquin Benoit, this […]

     
  • The Zobrist Condundrum

    The Zobrist Condundrum

    May 10, 2011 at 8:15 am 16 comments

    Over the last few weeks there has been an awakening surrounding Ben Zobrist. With his 10 RBI day a few weekends ago and his sudden hot streak, Zobrist once again has the Rays Community all aflutter. After being mired in a yearlong slump in 2010 and sleepwalking through the first […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Steroids, Big Dog, And Ruggy

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Steroids, Big Dog, And Ruggy

    May 10, 2011 at 6:30 am 11 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 JUNKYARD DOGS WEBTOPIA… My Chart of the Day over at Business Insider looks at how baseball’s steroid testing has affected […]

     
  • Video: Tim Beckham Featured In Stack Magazine

    May 9, 2011 at 1:00 pm 0 comments

    Stack magazine (“For the Athlete by the Athlete”), recently interviewed Rays prospect, and former top pick, Tim Beckham, and watched him workout. They broke the interview down into five 1-2 minute videos. In the first one, Beckham talks about what he would do differently in high school to prepare for […]