Archive for January, 2013

  • Did Fernando Rodney Lie About Receiving A Contract Extension From The Rays?

    Did Fernando Rodney Lie About Receiving A Contract Extension From The Rays?

    January 31, 2013 at 10:07 am 5 comments

    Prior to the season, the Rays picked up the option on Fernando Rodney’s contract. And at $2.5 million, Rodney will be massively underpaid in 2013. But according to a report in a Dominican Newspaper (via TampaBay.com) Rodney told the newspaper that he was close to signing a two-year extension with […]

     
  • A Closer Look At The Rays’ Season Ticket Numbers

    A Closer Look At The Rays’ Season Ticket Numbers

    January 30, 2013 at 3:45 pm 33 comments

    Yesterday, Stuart Sternberg told the Pinellas County Commissioners that only 300 season ticket holders are from the city of St. Pete. We initially heard that these accounts represented “just shy of 1,000 tickets.” Today we have a better idea of what the numbers represent, and if anything, they sound worse […]

     
  • Rays Only Have 300 Season-Ticket Holders From St. Petersburg

    Rays Only Have 300 Season-Ticket Holders From St. Petersburg

    January 29, 2013 at 3:01 pm 40 comments

    Stuart Sternberg and four other members of the Rays front office are meeting today with Pinellas County Commissioners, one week after meeting with Hillsborough County Commissioners. You can follow along with notes from the meeting at the Twitter account of Shadow of the Stadium. But we already have one damning […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss The New Cap, Farm System Rankings, And Vinny’s Cake

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss The New Cap, Farm System Rankings, And Vinny’s Cake

    January 29, 2013 at 12:07 pm 3 comments

    At right is our best look yet at the Rays’ new Spring Training cap. This is from the New Era catalog (via Uni-Watch.com). It is interesting to note (although it probably doesn’t mean much) that only one cap is listed for the Rays. Last week it was reported that there […]

     
  • What The Kelly Johnson Signing Means For Rays Opening Day Roster

    What The Kelly Johnson Signing Means For Rays Opening Day Roster

    January 28, 2013 at 2:38 pm 44 comments

    With the Rays and Kelly Johnson reaching an agreement on a free agent contract, let’s take a look at what the opening day roster might look like based on players currently in the organization… Here are the biggest questions that remain. And as always, you guys are my best editors, […]

     
  • Joe Maddon Said What?!

    Joe Maddon Said What?!

    January 28, 2013 at 12:56 pm 6 comments

    This has been floating around for about a week, but in case you haven’t seen it yet, the folks over at BaseballProspectus had Evan Brunell, a blogger who also happens to be deaf, go over some videos of managers arguing with umpires and use his lip-reading skills to let us […]

     
  • Rays To Sign Second Baseman Kelly Johnson

    Rays To Sign Second Baseman Kelly Johnson

    January 28, 2013 at 11:26 am 13 comments

    Ken Rosenthal of FoxSports.com is reporting that the Rays have reached an agreement with second baseman Kelly Johnson. Johnson has played seven seasons in the majors, including the 2012 season with the Blue Jays. He hit .225 with a .313 OBP (.299 wOBA) and 16 home runs. Johnson’s best offensive […]

     
  • Win A Cy Young Award And You Can Wear This While You Are Working Out

    Win A Cy Young Award And You Can Wear This While You Are Working Out

    January 28, 2013 at 10:57 am 0 comments

    As Rays fans we all know that David Price walks to the beat of a different drummer. Here is a picture of Price (via Jonathan Gantt) working out this morning at The Trop… Likes(0)Dislikes(0)

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss The Ugly Stadium Situation And A James Shields ‘Thank You’

    January 28, 2013 at 8:45 am 1 comment

    Good morning Raysheads. Here are a few links to start the week… 620 WDAE reached an agreement to continue broadcasting Rays games over the radio. Also, the 1970s “throwbacks” will back in 2013 “for a game or two.” [TampaBay.com] Noah Pransky has some of the fallout from last week’s meeting […]

     
  • St. Pete Mayor Hints That He Might Be Willing To Let Rays Move To Tampa…For A Price

    St. Pete Mayor Hints That He Might Be Willing To Let Rays Move To Tampa…For A Price

    January 25, 2013 at 3:09 pm 18 comments

    St. Pete Mayor Bill Foster went on 620 WDAE this morning to respond to comments made by the Rays during yesterday’s meeting with Hillsborough County officials. And if you are the optimistic sort, he made some of the most promising comments yet to come from the west side of the […]