Articles by: Cork Gaines
 

  • [RI CONFIDENCE GRAPH] The Rays Index Confidence Graph: Week 8

    [RI CONFIDENCE GRAPH] The Rays Index Confidence Graph: Week 8

    May 21, 2008 at 1:16 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 […]

     
  • [ALL EMPIRES FALL] Carl Crawford Is Not Intimidated By Derek Jeter’s Machismo

    [ALL EMPIRES FALL] Carl Crawford Is Not Intimidated By Derek Jeter’s Machismo

    May 21, 2008 at 10:44 am 2 comments

    This week’s cover of the Sports Illustrated (via The Heater*) features a comic book-style rendering of a super hero-like Carl Crawford holding a frail and frightened Derek Jeter above his head with one arm while Bizarro Superman looks on in anguish. The cover is in reference to an SI story […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Rays Stretch Lead In Wild Card To 2 Games

    [THE HANGOVER] Rays Stretch Lead In Wild Card To 2 Games

    May 21, 2008 at 9:41 am 7 comments

    THE GOOD: Scott Kazmir was able to keep his pitch count in check and worked 7 strong innings. In fact, outside of a 20 pitch 7th inning, Kid K was only at 77 pitches after 6 innings. For comparison, Kazmir was 4th in all baseball last season with 3,609 pitches […]

     
  • [DOWN ON THE FARM] Niamann To Make Second Start Since Demotion

    [DOWN ON THE FARM] Niamann To Make Second Start Since Demotion

    May 21, 2008 at 7:50 am 2 comments

    Durham @ Charlotte ppd (rain). Montgomery (off day) Tampa 1, Vero Beach 0. Ryan Morse worked 5 scoreless innings, allowing only 2 hits, but picked up a no-decision as the D-Rays could not get on the board…Vero Beach could only manage 3 hits and did not get a runner past […]

     
  • [POWER RANKINGS] The Tampa Bay Rays Power Rankings: Week 8

    [POWER RANKINGS] The Tampa Bay Rays Power Rankings: Week 8

    May 20, 2008 at 2:02 pm 16 comments

    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. It is by […]

     
  • [THE ARCHIVES] Two Years Ago On Rays Index

    [THE ARCHIVES] Two Years Ago On Rays Index

    May 20, 2008 at 1:43 pm 1 comment

    Two years ago on Rays Index there was actually a time that we liked Aubrey Huff and he was winning games for the Rays instead of making a living hitting home runs against them. C’mon 5 More Minutes…Yes! [Rays Index] Likes(0)Dislikes(0)

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Dirtbag Home Run In 13th Gets Rays Back On Winning Track

    [THE HANGOVER] Dirtbag Home Run In 13th Gets Rays Back On Winning Track

    May 20, 2008 at 9:33 am 3 comments

    THE GOOD: Evan Longoria. The kid was the man last night going 3-6, driving in 3, including 2 on a go-ahead home run in the top of the 13th. We may have seen a different side to the Dirtbag in that 13th inning at bat. With Carlos Pena on first […]

     
  • [DOWN ON THE FARM] Hellickson Picks Up Another Win

    [DOWN ON THE FARM] Hellickson Picks Up Another Win

    May 20, 2008 at 7:33 am 4 comments

    Durham (DNP) Montgomery 11, Tennessee 5.Mike Prochaska as victorious in his first start since his demotion from Durham. He allowed 3 run in 6.2 innings…Ronnie Merrill and Gabby Martinez homered for the Biscuits. Martinez drove in 4 on 3 hits. Vero Beach 6, Tampa 5. Jeremy Hellickson improved to 5-0, […]

     
  • [SHOWER-SHOE FUNGUS] Playing A Little Pepper: Oakland A’s

    [SHOWER-SHOE FUNGUS] Playing A Little Pepper: Oakland A’s

    May 19, 2008 at 3:03 pm 5 comments

    TOSS UP Eric Hinske or Gabe Gross? On May 11th, Cliff Floyd came off the DL and rejoined the Rays for the first time in over a month. As long as Floyd is healthy (and the Rays are playing in an AL park) he will be the Rays starting DH […]

     
  • [RI CONFIDENCE GRAPH] The Tampa Bay Rays Confidence Survey

    [RI CONFIDENCE GRAPH] The Tampa Bay Rays Confidence Survey

    May 19, 2008 at 12:19 pm 0 comments

    Last week’s Rays Confidence Graph results. 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. The results will be presented in graphical form on Wednesday, and will […]