Carlos Pena

  • [THE HANGOVER] Brett Grandstrand Leads Rays March To Top Organization

    [THE HANGOVER] Brett Grandstrand Leads Rays March To Top Organization

    January 25, 2008 at 9:12 am 4 comments

    Tampa Bay Rays (20 days until pitchers and catchers report)As you may have noticed, we are in the process of playing with the layout and design of this website. Most of the changes will be subtle, so don’t expect any grand redevelopment. Most of the changes will be to the […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Tampa Bay Rays Reward James Shields With Long-Term Deal

    [THE HANGOVER] Tampa Bay Rays Reward James Shields With Long-Term Deal

    January 24, 2008 at 9:38 am 5 comments

    Tampa Bay Rays (21 days until pitchers and catchers report)Yesterday the Tampa Bay Rays announced that they had reached an agreement with James Shields on a contract that could be for as long as seven years and worth just under $38 million. With incentives the deal could reach as much […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The Word "Commitment" Confuses Marc Topkin

    [THE HANGOVER] The Word "Commitment" Confuses Marc Topkin

    January 22, 2008 at 9:21 am 0 comments

    Tampa Bay Rays (23 days until pitchers and catchers report)We have other things to write about later today, so we won’t waste an entire post on Marc Topkin’s latest piece. Rather we will just bitch about it here. In the piece,”Rays paying it forward“, Topkin suggests that the recent contracts […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The Word "Commitment" Confuses Marc Topkin

    [THE HANGOVER] The Word "Commitment" Confuses Marc Topkin

    January 22, 2008 at 9:21 am 13 comments

    Tampa Bay Rays (23 days until pitchers and catchers report)We have other things to write about later today, so we won’t waste an entire post on Marc Topkin’s latest piece. Rather we will just bitch about it here. In the piece,”Rays paying it forward“, Topkin suggests that the recent contracts […]

     
  • [RI CONFIDENCE GRAPH] Rays Continue To Show That They Will Spend Money, Just Not Too Much

    [RI CONFIDENCE GRAPH] Rays Continue To Show That They Will Spend Money, Just Not Too Much

    January 21, 2008 at 2:02 pm 4 comments

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

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Six Or Seven Years For James Shields Is A Risk Worth Taking

    [THE HANGOVER] Six Or Seven Years For James Shields Is A Risk Worth Taking

    January 19, 2008 at 12:05 pm 1 comment

    Tampa Bay Rays (26 days until pitchers and catchers report)The most important news to come out amongst all the moves the Rays have made in the past week is a move they haven’t made…yet. It is being reported that the Tampa Bay Rays are trying to sign James Shields to […]

     
  • [EL GATO] Tampa Bay Rays Lock-Up Carlos Pena For 3 Years

    [EL GATO] Tampa Bay Rays Lock-Up Carlos Pena For 3 Years

    January 18, 2008 at 12:26 pm 2 comments

    [Update: The Heater is reporting that the Rays and Scott Kazmir have reportedly agreed to a 1-year deal and avoided arbitration. The deal is for about $3.5 million] Today the Tampa Bay Rays have reached an agreement with Carlos Pena on a 3-year deal worth just over $24 million. The […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The Rays Drop $2.9 Million On Seventh Inning Pitcher

    [THE HANGOVER] The Rays Drop $2.9 Million On Seventh Inning Pitcher

    January 16, 2008 at 8:55 am 7 comments

    Tampa Bay Rays (29 days until pitchers and catchers report) The Rays came to an agreement with Dan Wheeler on a one year contract for $2.875 million, avoiding arbitration. The salary will give Wheeler the 5th highest salary on the Rays in 2008, behind only Carl Crawford ($5.25 million), Troy […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Carlos Pena Tells Us Nothing…Some Seem To Think It Is Newsworthy

    [THE HANGOVER] Carlos Pena Tells Us Nothing…Some Seem To Think It Is Newsworthy

    January 15, 2008 at 9:55 am 1 comment

    Tampa Bay Rays (30 days until pitchers and catchers report) Just the links today. DEVIL RAYS WEBTOPIA… We have updated our Meta-Analysis of Top Prospects to now include the “Cursory Top Prospect Post” from Rays of Light. Their post is worth a read if just to read the reasoning for […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Five To Compete For Final Two Spots In Rotation

    [THE HANGOVER] Five To Compete For Final Two Spots In Rotation

    January 11, 2008 at 10:34 am 1 comment

    Tampa Bay Rays (34 days until pitchers and catchers report) DEVIL RAYS WEBTOPIA… With three spots in the rotation spoken for (Scott Kazmir, James Shields, Matt Garza), Joe Maddon stated that five pitchers will compete for the final two spots including Edwin Jackson, Andy Sonnanstine, Jeff Niemann, Jason Hammel and […]