Articles by: Cork Gaines
 

  • [THE HANGOVER] Rays Back Up By 3 Games Over Red Sox

    [THE HANGOVER] Rays Back Up By 3 Games Over Red Sox

    July 31, 2008 at 9:55 am 1 comment

    THE GOOD: Carlos Pena. Since the All-Star break, Pena has 4 home runs in 46 at bats or 1 every 11.5 at bats, which is closer to his ’07 rate of 10.7 at bats per home run. Prior to the break he was only hitting home runs once every 20 […]

     
  • [DOWN ON THE FARM] Tim Beckham Sits For 3rd Straight Game

    [DOWN ON THE FARM] Tim Beckham Sits For 3rd Straight Game

    July 31, 2008 at 9:04 am 0 comments

    Buffalo 8, Durham 5. Wade Davis pitched 5 innings, allowing 3 runs on 5 hits and 3 walks and 2 hit batters. He struck out 6. He gave up a 2-out home run in the first, after which he loaded the bases with 2 walks and a hit batter before […]

     
  • [TRADE DEADLINE STARE-DOWN] Don’t Expect The Rays To Blink First In Deal For Jason Bay

    [TRADE DEADLINE STARE-DOWN] Don’t Expect The Rays To Blink First In Deal For Jason Bay

    July 30, 2008 at 5:33 pm 2 comments

    [Update 8:40pm] Jayson Stark is reporting that the Rays and Pirates had “very little dialogue” today. This is not surprising and supports the notion that the Rays have made their “final” offer and the Pirates are shopping for better deals. Stark mentions that the Pirates may seek a better deal […]

     
  • [RI CONFIDENCE GRAPH] The Rays Index Confidence Graph: Week 18

    [RI CONFIDENCE GRAPH] The Rays Index Confidence Graph: Week 18

    July 30, 2008 at 4:11 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 […]

     
  • [THE ARCHIVES] Two Years Ago On Rays Index

    [THE ARCHIVES] Two Years Ago On Rays Index

    July 30, 2008 at 3:15 pm 0 comments

    Two years ago on Rays Index, we relayed a story about BJ Upton in which he apparently was more concerned about his “walk-up” music during a triple-A game, and decided to call the pressbox to relay his “frustration”. Those Crazy Kids Just Can’t Keep Their Mouths Shut [Rays Index] Likes(0)Dislikes(0)

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Matt Garza Summons The Ghost Of Tom Seaver

    [THE HANGOVER] Matt Garza Summons The Ghost Of Tom Seaver

    July 30, 2008 at 12:18 pm 0 comments

    THE GOOD: The Ghost of Tom Seaver. At some point in the 3rd or 4th inning, we suddenly remembered a story told by Tom Seaver. Occasionally Seaver would come back to the dugout after warmups or after the first inning and tell his teammates that they only needed to score […]

     
  • [DOWN ON THE FARM] Rocco Baldelli Very Close To Rejoining Rays

    [DOWN ON THE FARM] Rocco Baldelli Very Close To Rejoining Rays

    July 30, 2008 at 11:07 am 0 comments

    Buffalo 8, Durham 7. Jeff Niemann didn’t do the Rays any favors in his last start prior to the trade deadline. In 4.2 innings, he gave up 5 runs on 5 hits and walked another 6 batters with only 3 strike outs. Niemann dropped to 7-5 with a 3.53 ERA…Justin […]

     
  • [RAYS INDEX STORE] RAYSHEADS UNITE! New Item In The Rays Index Store

    [RAYS INDEX STORE] RAYSHEADS UNITE! New Item In The Rays Index Store

    July 29, 2008 at 2:34 pm 0 comments

    Just want to let you know that we added an item to the Rays Index Store, based on requests. No poem to mark the occasion today…but just know that if we had a daughter, we would buy this shirt for her and make it happen. Is there a bigger compliment […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Gary Glover Designated For Assignment

    [THE HANGOVER] Gary Glover Designated For Assignment

    July 29, 2008 at 11:48 am 0 comments

    Just the links today… DEVIL RAYS WEBTOPIA… Gary Glover was designated for assignment. The Rays have 10 days to try and trade him. If not, they can then try to send him to the minors, but he must clear waivers and Glover can choose to refuse the assignment and become […]

     
  • [DOWN ON THE FARM] Rocco Plays OF Again; Price Improves To 9-0 As A Pro

    [DOWN ON THE FARM] Rocco Plays OF Again; Price Improves To 9-0 As A Pro

    July 29, 2008 at 11:03 am 0 comments

    Durham 4, Louisville 3. Mitch Talbot picked up his 10th win, striking out 9 in 6 innings and allowing only 1 run on a solo home run. He gave up 5 hits and 3 walks…Scott Dohmann saved his 15th game…Juan Salas pitched 1 inning, striking out the side, but giving […]