Archive for September 10th, 2014

  • Stuart Sternberg Vows To Cut Payroll In 2015

    Stuart Sternberg Vows To Cut Payroll In 2015

    September 10, 2014 at 5:42 pm 10 comments

    The Tampa Bay Rays opened the 2014 season with a payroll of $82.1 million, the largest in franchise history. But according to Stuart Sternberg, that was an “enormous aberration” and won’t happen again next season. #Rays Sternberg says 2015 payroll is “clearly going to be lower” than than this year’s […]

     
  • Tailgating Game 146: The Rays Have Been Unlucky But Are Still Not Very Good

    Tailgating Game 146: The Rays Have Been Unlucky But Are Still Not Very Good

    September 10, 2014 at 5:06 pm 0 comments

    Playing A Little Pepper… The Rays have outscored their opponents by 9 runs this year and have a losing record. That has not happened in the AL since 2009 Toronto Blue Jays. Typically run differential (Runs Scored – Runs Allowed) is a good indicator of how many games a team […]

     
  • The Rays Are Not Very Good At Using Defensive Shifts

    The Rays Are Not Very Good At Using Defensive Shifts

    September 10, 2014 at 2:13 pm 1 comment

    The Rays have been leading the way when it comes to defensive shifts, starting a trend a few years ago that has exploded this season. But according to one report, the Rays do use the shift a lot, but they are not very good at it. Actually, they kinda suck […]

     
  • Andrew Friedman was the Astros' top choice to be their new GM in 2011.

    A Huge Sign That Dave Martinez Will Be The Next Manager Of The Houston Astros

    September 10, 2014 at 9:22 am 1 comment

    Dave Martinez has not yet interviewed for the newly vacant Houston Astros managerial position and there is no indication that he has even been contacted yet. But there is a very telling sign that he should be considered the favorite to land the job. Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow told […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Discussing The Arrival Of Nate Karns And A Hall Of Famer’s Nephew

    [THE HANGOVER] Discussing The Arrival Of Nate Karns And A Hall Of Famer’s Nephew

    September 10, 2014 at 7:35 am 1 comment

    The GBT – The Good, The Bad and The Telling sandwich, where The Bad is nice and lean and the The Telling is ripe. RAYS (boxscore) THE GOOD: The Nate Karns era has arrived (sorta). Drew Smyly has been officially shut down for the season having reached his innings pitched […]