Matt Silverman

  • Silverman Says Stories Of MLB Pushing Stadium Issue Are “Just Rumors”

    Silverman Says Stories Of MLB Pushing Stadium Issue Are “Just Rumors”

    April 18, 2011 at 10:00 am 0 comments

    Michael Sasso writes about a recent meeting with the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce, in which Rays team president Matt Silverman urged Tampa business leaders to be the public voice pushing for a new stadium east of the bay. Of course, this is necessary because the Rays are not allowed […]

     
  • A Review of The Extra 2%

    A Review of The Extra 2%

    March 23, 2011 at 11:51 am 7 comments

    For a review of the new book on the Rays, The Extra 2%, we turn to our correspondent Jordi Scrubbings… There is no doubt some of the best sports books ever have been about baseball. Every baseball fan has their favorites. Personally, I am fan of The Curious Case of […]

     
  • A Look At How Rays Responded To Angry Season-Ticket Holders

    A Look At How Rays Responded To Angry Season-Ticket Holders

    September 30, 2010 at 1:42 pm 24 comments

    One of the first things we thought about when we heard the Rays would be giving away 20,000 tickets to Wednesday’s home finale, was how the season-ticket holders would react. After all, there was no reward for the fans that dig deeper than most to support the team. Well, apparently […]

     
  • Is A Yankees Fan At MLB.com Trying To Jinx The Rays?

    Is A Yankees Fan At MLB.com Trying To Jinx The Rays?

    May 21, 2010 at 6:12 pm 5 comments

    A reader with a keen eye noticed something strange on a couple of stats pages at MLB.com (thanks Connie). So, tell us again which team is leading Major League Baseball in ERA… If there is one thing we know for certain. The Devil Rays never led the league in ERA. […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Dollar Value Of The AL East, Spring Story Lines And Dillon’s Tools Of Ignorance

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Dollar Value Of The AL East, Spring Story Lines And Dillon’s Tools Of Ignorance

    February 15, 2010 at 8:12 am 3 comments

    In an interview last week Matt Silverman said the following… “If you took us out of the American League East, I think we’d be the favorite in any other division.” He might be right, but what is interesting about this quote, is that on several occasions in the past the […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Annapolis Grads And Friedman And Silverman On The Radio

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Annapolis Grads And Friedman And Silverman On The Radio

    February 9, 2010 at 8:04 am 5 comments

    My dad (Prof’s Pop) is a graduate of the Naval Academy (Class of ’68). He passed along this note for any other Navy alum in the Bay Area… NAVY ALUMNI: Join us FRIDAY evening MAY 14th VS Seattle Mariners. Last year we witnessed the largest comeback in Rays history vs […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Today Is Deadline For 40-Man Roster Additions

    [THE HANGOVER] Today Is Deadline For 40-Man Roster Additions

    November 20, 2008 at 10:22 am 1 comment

    Today is the deadline for teams to add minor leaguers to the 40-man roster in order to protect them from being eligible for the Rule 5 draft. Wade Davis will be added, as will Jake McGee. Eddie Morlan is also likely to be added. Other players that will be eligible […]

     
  • [HAPPY HOUR] Crawford Admits First Round Is ‘Iffy’

    [HAPPY HOUR] Crawford Admits First Round Is ‘Iffy’

    September 24, 2008 at 5:15 pm 3 comments

    [UPDATE: 11:32] The Red Sox beat the Indians, but the Rays overcame a first inning that saw the O’s score 5 runs before an out, to get the win. With the victory, the Rays magic number to win the division is now 1. The Angels are currently losing in the […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Rays Give Away Game With Division Still On Line

    [THE HANGOVER] Rays Give Away Game With Division Still On Line

    September 22, 2008 at 9:24 am 1 comment

    Click on above images to be taken to full standings, boxscores or schedule… THE GOOD: Even though the lead in the East is down to 1.5, the Rays are still very much in the driver’s seat. The lead in the loss column is 2 and the Rays hold the tie-breaker. […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The Rays Finally Catch A Couple Of Breaks

    [THE HANGOVER] The Rays Finally Catch A Couple Of Breaks

    August 28, 2008 at 10:02 am 1 comment

    THE GOOD: Finally, the Rays caught a couple of breaks. First was in the second inning after Matt Garza gave up a leadoff single. With the runner going on the pitch to stay out of a double-play, Lyle Overbay then hit a bouncer back up the middle that looked like […]