Articles by: Cork Gaines
 

  • [THE ARCHIVES] One Year Ago On Rays Index

    [THE ARCHIVES] One Year Ago On Rays Index

    February 19, 2008 at 6:06 pm 0 comments

    One year ago on Rays Index, we entered Spring Training with 11 questions. The best is the question in which we wonder who will play first base for the Devil Rays. We don’t even mention Carlos Pena. Likes(0)Dislikes(0)

     
  • [POWER RANKINGS] The Tampa Bay Rays Power Rankings

    [POWER RANKINGS] The Tampa Bay Rays Power Rankings

    February 19, 2008 at 4:10 pm 1 comment

    It’s Tuesday so it is time to update the Tampa Bay Rays Power Rankings. These rankings are a combination of overall importance to the team and a general “who’s hot and who’s not”, mixed with how we currently feel about and perceive each member of the team. Likes(0)Dislikes(0)

     
  • [TAMPA BAY RAYS PREVIEW] The Professor Lets His Hair Down At Deadspin.com

    [TAMPA BAY RAYS PREVIEW] The Professor Lets His Hair Down At Deadspin.com

    February 19, 2008 at 1:31 pm 1 comment

    Will Leitch was kind enough and trusting enough to invite us to write the Tampa Bay Rays Preview for Deadspin.com. The style is a little different than what you may be used to here. Whenever we do one of these projects, DRG calls it “Rays Index on amphetamines”. It is […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Rays May Soon Be In A Position To Trade Prospects

    [THE HANGOVER] Rays May Soon Be In A Position To Trade Prospects

    February 19, 2008 at 9:46 am 9 comments

    Tampa Bay Rays (41 days until Opening Day)Yesterday we posted a list of 10 questions we wished the media would ask the Rays. One of those questions dealt with the future of the shortstop position for the Tampa Bay Rays. In an ideal world, is Jason Bartlett the Rays starting […]

     
  • [MEDIA COVERAGE] 10 Questions We Wish The Media Would Ask The Rays

    [MEDIA COVERAGE] 10 Questions We Wish The Media Would Ask The Rays

    February 18, 2008 at 3:30 pm 7 comments

    Journalists are afraid to ask a “yes or no” question. This is not meant as a knock on the media. They are trained to only ever ask open-ended questions (questions that require more than a one-word answer), as it is difficult to generate quotes for a story if all the […]

     
  • [RI CONFIDENCE GRAPH] The Rays Confidence Graph Survey

    [RI CONFIDENCE GRAPH] The Rays Confidence Graph Survey

    February 18, 2008 at 12:28 pm 0 comments

    Below you will see two polls that ask about your confidence in the Tampa Bay Rays. Please take a moment to answer each question. We will present these same polls every Monday and will update the results in graphical form on Wednesday, which will be displayed permanently in the sidebar. […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Josh Paul Is Still Favorite To Be Backup Catcher

    [THE HANGOVER] Josh Paul Is Still Favorite To Be Backup Catcher

    February 18, 2008 at 9:29 am 4 comments

    Tampa Bay Rays (42 days until Opening Day)Joe Maddon stated that Shawn Riggans is the favorite to be the backup catcher on opening day. Papa Joe then commented on what his criteria is for a backup catcher. “The backup guy should be pretty effective defensively,” Maddon said. “It’s not an […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Camp Opens For Rays With Few Jobs On The Line

    [THE HANGOVER] Camp Opens For Rays With Few Jobs On The Line

    February 15, 2008 at 9:24 am 10 comments

    Tampa Bay Rays (45 days until Opening Day)Lots ‘o Links today, so let’s get to ‘em… DEVIL RAYS WEBTOPIA… The Tampa Tribune does not see many positions open for the Rays heading into Spring Training. By their count, there are two spots in the rotation, two in the bullpen, one […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Pitchers And Catchers Report: All Is Right In The World

    [THE HANGOVER] Pitchers And Catchers Report: All Is Right In The World

    February 14, 2008 at 11:24 am 4 comments

    Tampa Bay Rays (46 days until Opening Day)Today is the first official day of Spring Training as pitchers and catchers are required to report. However, according to Marc Lancaster, this is a mere formality as players have been reporting to the Naimoli Complex, three days a week for weeks now. […]

     
  • [RI CONFIDENCE GRAPH] The Rays Index Confidence Graph: 7 Weeks Until Opening Day

    [RI CONFIDENCE GRAPH] The Rays Index Confidence Graph: 7 Weeks Until Opening Day

    February 13, 2008 at 12:23 pm 0 comments

    The Rays Confidence Graph will appear every Wednesday and is a look at how much confidence Rays fans have in the Tampa Bay Rays. The graph is designed to give us a look at how our emotional bias as Rays fans fluctuates through time. The “confidence” in the team is […]