Rays Index is an independent sports blog, that covers The Tampa Bay Rays Professional Baseball Club as well as their minor league affiliates. Our goal is to provide breaking news and analysis on a daily basis, as well as critique the media coverage of the Tampa Bay Rays.

The Professor is Cork Gaines, the editor and lead writer for Rays Index. He is a Tampa native and University of Iowa graduate that is currently lost in New York City. Despite this, he often makes trips back to the Bay Area just because he has an urge for a grouper sandwich from Hurricane.

In addition to Rays Index, Cork is a regular contributor at BusinessInsider.com and was formerly a contributor at MLB Trade Rumors. Cork has written for Deadspin, The Hardball Times, and wrote chapters in the “The Hardball Times 2007 Season Preview,” “The Hardball Times 2008 Season Preview“ and “The Hardball Times 2009 Season Preview.” Outside of baseball writings, Cork has authored several scientific publications about whales and DNA.

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