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  • How Many Runs Do The Rays Need To Reach 94 Wins?

    How Many Runs Do The Rays Need To Reach 94 Wins?

    April 22, 2011 at 9:00 am 0 comments

    Yesterday over at Business Insider I showed why it is so important to reach 94 wins. In short, if you can reach 94 wins, you will go to the playoffs no matter what the other teams do. If you fall short of 94, you will need some help. So far […]

     
  • MLB To Add Second Wild Card Team Next Year

    April 22, 2011 at 8:00 am 17 comments

    We have been begging Major League Baseball to add a second Wild Card team for a long time. And now our wishes have come true. Yesterday, Bud Selig announced that the playoffs will expand to ten teams in 2012. Under the new rules, each league will have the three division […]

     
  • Let’s Just Call It “The Quest For 94″

    April 21, 2011 at 11:44 am 0 comments

    If you have been around these parts for a while, you will hear us talk about the importance of 94 wins. In short, if the Rays are going to get to the playoffs, 94 wins will get it done. Get to 94 and it doesn’t matter what anybody else does. […]

     
  • The Mathematical Definition Of “Taking A Step Back”

    The Mathematical Definition Of “Taking A Step Back”

    March 30, 2011 at 9:30 am 6 comments

    In 2006 and 2007, we called this “No Chance In Hell.” In 2008 it was “The Rays Are Getting Warmer,” and 2009 it was “Rays Are In For A Dogfight.” Last year it was “One Tough Ass Division.” In one of our favorite preseason posts, Replacement Level Yankees Weblog, have […]

     
  • ALDS Roster: Baldelli, Niemann, Jennings In; Navi, Hawpe, Hellboy, McGee Out

    October 6, 2010 at 9:39 am 30 comments

    Here is today’s lineup and the entire ALDS roster… TODAY’S LINEUP (vsLHP) Jason Bartlett, SS BJ Upton, CF Carl Crawford, LF Evan Longoria, 3B Carlos Pena, 1B Rocco Baldelli, DH Ben Zobrist, RF Kelly Shoppach, C Sean Rodriguez, 2B BENCH

     
  • The 2010 Preseason Mathematical Projections: A Look Back

    The 2010 Preseason Mathematical Projections: A Look Back

    October 5, 2010 at 11:00 am 3 comments

    Back in Spring Training we took a look at several different projection systems and how the 2010 Tampa Bay Rays could be expected to perform. Each of the systems uses a different set of projected stats and simulated the 2010 season 1,000 times. Now let’s take a look back and […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss The Rays Second Postseason Berth In Three Years

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss The Rays Second Postseason Berth In Three Years

    September 29, 2010 at 7:19 am 4 comments

    The GBT – The Good, The Bad and The Telling sandwich, where The Bad is nice and lean and the The Telling is ripe. THE GOOD: They’re Back! For the second time in three seasons, the Rays will be in the playoffs despite playing in the toughest division in baseball. […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Shields Home Runability, Wheeler’s Workload And Clinching A Wild Card Tie

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Shields Home Runability, Wheeler’s Workload And Clinching A Wild Card Tie

    September 27, 2010 at 6:09 am 6 comments

    The GBT – The Good, The Bad and The Telling sandwich, where The Bad is nice and lean and the The Telling is ripe. THE GOOD: Rays Clinch Tie. Sure we would have rather seen the Yankees lose putting the Rays closer to a division title. But no matter who lost, […]

     
  • Rays Will Celebrate If They Clinch Wild-Card Tonight

    September 26, 2010 at 10:00 am 9 comments

    For those hoping that the Rays would wait until winning the division to celebrate, prepare to be disappointed… Clinching a spot in the playoffs will be a big deal — and a wet-and-wild one — for the Rays, who are poised for a champagne celebration as soon as tonight…”Absolutely, because […]

     
  • Rays Postseason Roster Projection

    Rays Postseason Roster Projection

    September 24, 2010 at 8:00 am 14 comments

    Let’s take another hypothetical look at the Rays postseason roster. Notes on the table can be found below [Ed. Note: This projection is what we think Joe Maddon will do. It is not necessarily what we think the Rays should do]… Notes on the roster projection… With a 4-man rotation