Spring Training

  • A Look At Who Is Playing Where And When

    A Look At Who Is Playing Where And When

    March 2, 2011 at 9:00 am 10 comments

    Maybe the most important stat during Spring Training is playing time. The positions that a player plays, the amount of playing time the players receive and when that playing time is logged, gives us some insight into what Joe Maddon is thinking as we head towards the regular season. Below […]

     
  • CHART: The Rays Spring Roster By Age

    CHART: The Rays Spring Roster By Age

    February 22, 2011 at 3:24 pm 8 comments

    Nothing too fancy here. Just a look at the Rays 62-man Spring Training roster and how it breaks down by age. Players in grey are spring training invites that are not on the 40-man roster. The average age of the spring roster is 27.8. Considering the average big leaguer peaks […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Jennings’ Appreciation, Scoring At The Trop And

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Jennings’ Appreciation, Scoring At The Trop And

    February 10, 2011 at 7:17 am 9 comments

    Bill Chastain has an excellent write-up on Desmond Jennings and his appreciation for African-Americans that came before him in Major League Baseball. “You can’t really explain what the people before me did coming up,” Jennings said. “The opportunity that they’ve given us because of what they’ve done, you can’t really […]

     
  • The Cold Dome of the Soul

    The Cold Dome of the Soul

    October 17, 2010 at 7:30 pm 7 comments

    Ever since B.J. Upton meekly popped up for the final out of the final game of the Rays’ 2010 season, nearly every scribe, blogger, writer, and analyst following the team has penned his or her ode to the past seven months of Bay Area baseball. Some have written of disappointment, […]

     
  • Rays Having Second-Thoughts On Sale Of Naming Rights To Spring Training Home

    Rays Having Second-Thoughts On Sale Of Naming Rights To Spring Training Home

    February 9, 2010 at 2:12 pm 0 comments

    Yesterday we wondered if the Rays would have second-thoughts about selling the naming rights to their spring training field. This, after local environmentalists expressed their disgust with the team’s partnership with The Mosaic Company, a local mining company. Twenty-four hours later, the Rays have already started backing away from the deal. […]

     
  • Apparently The Rays Exorcised The Devil And St. Patrick

    Apparently The Rays Exorcised The Devil And St. Patrick

    March 18, 2009 at 10:00 am 7 comments

    For many teams it is tradition on St. Patrick’s Day to switch either their cap or their cap and jersey from their traditional colors to green. Two years ago, when the then Devil Rays still wore green, the team became the first team in the history of spring training to […]

     
  • 11 Spring Training Question Marks

    11 Spring Training Question Marks

    February 19, 2007 at 10:32 am 0 comments

    The Rays return in 2007 with basically the same lineup that finished the 2006 campaign. That is not necessarily a good thing for a team that lost 101 games, scored the fewest runs and gave up the fourth most runs in the major leagues. What it does offer is a […]