Archive for November, 2012

  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Chone Figgins, The Asking Price For James Shields, And Pursuing Keppinger

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Chone Figgins, The Asking Price For James Shields, And Pursuing Keppinger

    November 26, 2012 at 8:24 am 4 comments

    According to Marc Topkin, the Rays “have interest” in Chone Figgins who was just released by the Mariners with one year and $8 million left on his contract. The interest makes sense considering: a) he played with the Angels when Joe Maddon was a coach there; b) he can play […]

     
  • Jonny Gomes Signs With Red Sox

    November 22, 2012 at 10:57 am 4 comments

    On the one hand, it is nice to see Jonny Gomes finally cash-in and sign a 2-year, $10 million. It just would have been nicer if it wasn’t with the Red Sox. [NESN] Likes(0)Dislikes(0)

     
  • An Amazing Tampa Limo Deal

    An Amazing Tampa Limo Deal

    November 21, 2012 at 5:38 pm 0 comments

    Score 10 hours of limo time with the best limousine/transporation company on the planet at a huge discount, and then carve up the time however you want? What a fantastic way to impress clients, cruise to the airport, or take a cheerleaders out for a wild night. Definitely get this […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Some Roster Additions And Stadium Financing

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Some Roster Additions And Stadium Financing

    November 21, 2012 at 10:09 am 3 comments

    Some roster news for the Rays. First of all, the Rays officially announced Joel Peralta’s new contract, and it is an odd one. He will make $3 million in each of the next two seasons. In addition, the Rays have three option years (2015-17) at $2.5 million each. And none […]

     
  • More BJ Upton Rumors

    November 20, 2012 at 12:16 pm 7 comments

    A few tidbits on BJ Upton… Carroll Rogers of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution says the Braves are targeting several center fielders but that BJ Upton continues to be their top choice, who are making a “strong push.” [AJC.com] Danny Knobler of CBSSports.com says BJ Upton “could take more recruiting trips” and […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss An Update On The Uptons, Howell’s Future, And More On The Jays’ Megatrade

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss An Update On The Uptons, Howell’s Future, And More On The Jays’ Megatrade

    November 19, 2012 at 9:47 am 9 comments

    There were a couple of minor updates regarding BJ Upton’s free agency this weekend. Braves GM Frank Wren talked about his 6-hour meeting with Upton last week. In addition to meeting with the Braves, Ken Rosenthal says Upton has also already met with the Phillies. And according to Adam Kilgore […]

     
  • One Year Ago On Rays Index

    November 16, 2012 at 3:00 pm 0 comments

    One year ago on Rays Index we learned that Joe Maddon had won his second MOY award. Maddon Wins Second Manager Of The Year Award [Rays Index] Likes(0)Dislikes(0)

     
  • Five Years Ago On Rays Index

    November 16, 2012 at 3:00 pm 0 comments

    Five years ago on Rays Index we learned that the Rays were planning an alternate jersey with “Tampa Bay” across the front. Hmmm, whatever happened to that? Rays To Feature Alternate Jersey In 2009 With “Tampa Bay” Across The Front [Rays Index] Likes(0)Dislikes(0)

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss The Two Most Economically Distressed Cities In The Country And The Return Of Manny

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss The Two Most Economically Distressed Cities In The Country And The Return Of Manny

    November 16, 2012 at 8:16 am 6 comments

    Of the 20 “most distressed” metropolitan areas in the country, five areas in the state of Florida are among the top eight, including Tampa-St. Pete (#2) and the Orlando area (#1). In both Tampa-St. Pete and Orlando, unemployment is rated as “emergency crisis,” the worst possible rating. Housing in both […]

     
  • Three Rays Among Those Receiving Votes For A.L. MVP

    November 15, 2012 at 7:33 pm 3 comments

    Miguel Cabrera won the A.L. Most Valuable Player award, receiving 22 of the 28 first place votes and easily beating Mike Trout who had the other six. Three Rays were represented in the voting, with David Price finishing the highest (12th). He appeared on five of the 28 ballots, with […]