Archive for October, 2012

  • Projecting The Tampa Bay Rays 2013 Opening Day Roster

    Projecting The Tampa Bay Rays 2013 Opening Day Roster

    October 23, 2012 at 10:09 am 28 comments

    This “projected roster” is not what we expect the Rays to look like on opening day. Rather, this is what the roster might look like if the 2013 season started today. In other words, we are just considering players currently in the organization, and are using this as a way […]

     
  • Derek Shelton

    The Rays Want To Hire A What?

    October 22, 2012 at 2:02 pm 3 comments

    Many (myself included) believe that the hitting coach in Major League Baseball is one of the most overrated coaching jobs in sports. And if that is true, what would that make an assistant hitting coach? Well, we may soon find out (via TampaBay.com)… Rays officials are giving serious consideration to […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Clearing The 40-Man, Suing Tampa, And A First Base Candidate

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Clearing The 40-Man, Suing Tampa, And A First Base Candidate

    October 22, 2012 at 10:41 am 2 comments

    We will start prepping for the off-season this week with looks at the projected roster and payrolls and where the Rays need to make changes. But before we get there let’s get caught up on some links… THE JUNKYARD DOGS WEBTOPIA… The Rays have removed Rich Thompson and minor league […]

     
  • If BJ Upton Wants The Big Bucks, He May Have To Switch Positions (Again)

    If BJ Upton Wants The Big Bucks, He May Have To Switch Positions (Again)

    October 20, 2012 at 1:03 pm 5 comments

    We had already heard that the Rangers might be interested in BJ Upton replacing Josh Hamilton. Now, courtesy of  TR Sullivan of MLB.com, we have word that the Rangers are interested. But what is most interesting about Sullivan’s report is the possibility that the Rangers would want Upton to play […]

     
  • [HAPPY HOUR] The One Where We Discuss Why Gerry Hunsicker Left And Trading David Price

    [HAPPY HOUR] The One Where We Discuss Why Gerry Hunsicker Left And Trading David Price

    October 19, 2012 at 3:03 pm 4 comments

    The big news today is that Gerry Hunsicker, the Rays VP of Baseball Operations, and highly underrated member of the front office, has been hired by the Los Angeles Dodgers (via LA Times). The news of the move is not a surprise as there have been numerous rumors in recent […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Peralta’s Future, Staats’ Honor, And Catching Up On The Stadium Saga

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Peralta’s Future, Staats’ Honor, And Catching Up On The Stadium Saga

    October 16, 2012 at 7:30 am 11 comments

    Let’s get caught up on some telling links. THE JUNKYARD DOGS WEBTOPIA… Joel Peralta wants to return to the Rays, saying “I wish I wasn’t a free agent.” [TampaBay.com] BJ Upton is the Rays’ nominee for the Hank Aaron Award, the bogus award that is supposed to be the hitting […]

     
  • BJ Upton To The Rangers?

    BJ Upton To The Rangers?

    October 13, 2012 at 10:13 am 12 comments

    For that handful of Rays fans still holding out hopeBJ Upton will return to the Rays, one thing they like to point out is that there are a number of center fielders that will be available this winter which could lessen the demand for Bossman. Of course, some of those […]

     
  • While Yankees Fans Call For A-Rod To Be Dropped In Order, Joe Maddon Would Do The Opposite

    While Yankees Fans Call For A-Rod To Be Dropped In Order, Joe Maddon Would Do The Opposite

    October 10, 2012 at 8:25 pm 6 comments

    Listening to New York sports radio is never easy on your sensibilities. But despite still being one of the best hitters in baseball, many Yankees fans wanted Alex Rodriguez dropped in the order and some even wanted him on the bench for tonight’s ALDS game against the Orioles.. Would this […]

     
  • 2012 In Review: The 2012 Raysheads Over/Unders Contest

    2012 In Review: The 2012 Raysheads Over/Unders Contest

    October 10, 2012 at 11:03 am 1 comment

    Before the regular seasons started, we had a little fun with our annual over/unders contest.  We asked you guys to pick OVER or UNDER on 13 numbers for the 2012 season, with the winner to receive a $50 gift certificate to the online store of your favorite baseball team. Here […]

     
  • The 2012 Preseason Projections: A Look Back

    The 2012 Preseason Projections: A Look Back

    October 10, 2012 at 7:30 am 0 comments

    Back in Spring Training we took a look at several different projection systems and how the 2012 Tampa Bay Rays could be expected to perform. Each of the systems uses a different set of projected stats and simulated the 2012 season “hundreds of thousands” of times. Now let’s take a […]