Archive for March, 2013

  • Rays Franchise Value Has More Than Doubled In Seven Years, Still Last Among MLB Teams

    Rays Franchise Value Has More Than Doubled In Seven Years, Still Last Among MLB Teams

    March 27, 2013 at 12:12 pm 5 comments

    Forbes.com has released their annual list of Major League Baseball team valuations, and the Rays posted the third-highest jump in franchise value over the last year. According to Forbes.com, the Rays franchise is now worth $451 million, up 40% from a year ago. Only the Oakland A’s (+46%) and Pittsburgh Pirates (+43%) posted […]

     
  • Here Is The 2013 Rays Opening Day Roster And Projected Lineups

    Here Is The 2013 Rays Opening Day Roster And Projected Lineups

    March 27, 2013 at 10:00 am 10 comments

    With Jamey Wright taking the last spot in the bullpen and Roberto Hernandez assumed to be the fifth starter, here is the Rays’ opening day roster and what the lineups could look like against righties and lefties… A few notes on the roster… The biggest question marks in the lineup […]

     
  • Coming Home to the Rays

    Coming Home to the Rays

    March 27, 2013 at 9:07 am 2 comments

    Here is the latest from our correspondent, Jordi Scrubbings… I’ll admit, when I first saw the Rays’ new season slogan I almost got emotional. “Welcome Home” Home. Home means much more to me than usual as I conclude nearly 14 months in Afghanistan. Home is more than where I lay […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Fausto’s Rough Outing, Scott’s Lingering Injury, And Kelly Nash’s Debut

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Fausto’s Rough Outing, Scott’s Lingering Injury, And Kelly Nash’s Debut

    March 27, 2013 at 8:10 am 2 comments

    The GBT – The Good, The Bad and The Telling sandwich, where The Bad is nice and lean and the The Telling is ripe. Phillies 10, RAYS 1 (boxscore) THE GOOD: Spring Training Is Great, But…Thank god it’s almost over. Let’s start the season already! There are just four spring […]

     
  • Tampa Limo Fun

    Tampa Limo Fun

    March 26, 2013 at 3:01 pm 0 comments

    Tampa limo time this weekend! Whether you want to make your family Easter extra special, or you need a limo for a night out in Tampa or St. Pete, or a classy executive SUV in New Tampa, or perhaps a sweet Tampa party bus, you must turn to Paradise Worldwide […]

     
  • Bourgeois Won’t Make Rays Roster, But He Might Have A Future As A Dancer [GIF]

    Bourgeois Won’t Make Rays Roster, But He Might Have A Future As A Dancer [GIF]

    March 26, 2013 at 12:44 pm 0 comments

    Jason Bourgeois will probably only be with the Rays for a couple more days (just as I am learning how to spell his name). But before leaving he unleashed a sweet slide-n-spin during today’s game against the Phillies… Likes(0)Dislikes(0)

     
  • Jamey Wright Will Be The Rays’ Seventh Reliever, Will Make $1.0 Million

    Jamey Wright Will Be The Rays’ Seventh Reliever, Will Make $1.0 Million

    March 26, 2013 at 10:09 am 0 comments

    Brandon Gomes has been demoted and the Rays have told Jamey Wright that he will make the team (via Joe Smith). He will make $1.0 million. The Rays will have to clear somebody from the 40-man roster before Wright can be officially added to the opening day roster. Likes(0)Dislikes(0)

     
  • David Price On Cover Of Sports Illustrated For Third Time

    David Price On Cover Of Sports Illustrated For Third Time

    March 26, 2013 at 9:33 am 2 comments

    Here is the cover of this week’s Sports Illustrated featuring David Price. This is a regional cover, with SI using six different covers this week (including James Shields). But it is also Price’s third SI cover, although one was for a dubious reason. In 2010 he made the cover of […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Missing Shields, More Cuts, And Kazmir’s Return To The Trop

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Missing Shields, More Cuts, And Kazmir’s Return To The Trop

    March 26, 2013 at 9:08 am 13 comments

    The GBT – The Good, The Bad and The Telling sandwich, where The Bad is nice and lean and the The Telling is ripe. RAYS 6, Pirates 2 (boxscore) THE GOOD: Evan Longoria. Dirtbag hit his first home run of the spring…Evan Longoria’s Glove. Longo committed two errors on one […]

     
  • Rays Trade For Minor League Catcher

    Rays Trade For Minor League Catcher

    March 25, 2013 at 2:19 pm 4 comments

    The Rays have acquired catcher Curt Casali from the Detroit Tigers in a trade. Casali, a 10th round pick in the 2011 draft, split the 2012 season between single-A and high-A where he hit .270 with a .365 OBP, 9 home runs, and a solide 46-to-38 strikeout-to-walk ratio. Casali was […]