Things that shine a little less

  • Of Don Zimmer, Dreams, and Heartbreaks

    Of Don Zimmer, Dreams, and Heartbreaks

    June 5, 2014 at 2:34 pm 1 comment

    In the 1988 movie Field of Dreams, Kevin Coster’s character Ray Kinsella asks Burt Lancaster’s Moonlight Graham, “If you could do anything you wanted, if you could have a wish …” Moonlight Graham’s answer is feel the tingle in his arms as he connects with the ball, to run the […]

     
  • Whether He Stays Or Goes, Josh Lueke Needs To Address His Past

    Whether He Stays Or Goes, Josh Lueke Needs To Address His Past

    April 29, 2014 at 10:51 am 9 comments

    Jordi Scrubbings is back with his latest on the Raysiverse… A few days ago, Cork wrote his thoughts on Josh Lueke and the Deadspin article on Lueke’s checkered past. If you haven’t read it yet, please do. In the end, Cork suggests it is time for the Rays to cut […]

     
  • Getting a Delmon 2.0

    Getting a Delmon 2.0

    September 7, 2013 at 10:00 am 3 comments

    Our correspondent Jordi Scrubbings is back with his latest take on the Raysiverse… For the last years of the Tampa Bay Devil Rays, Delmon Young represented the future. He was Baseball America’s #3 Top Prospect in 2003, 2004, and 2006, and the number one prospect in Minor League Baseball in […]

     
  • Peralta’s Pine Tar Problem and the Gripe of Grip

    Peralta’s Pine Tar Problem and the Gripe of Grip

    June 27, 2012 at 9:00 am 3 comments

    Our correspondent Jordi Scrubbings is back with his latest take on the world of the Rays… I wasn’t going to comment on the current suspension of Rays pitcher Joel Peralta. My initial thought was that he did something wrong, got caught, and had to face the reaper. It happens. But […]

     
  • The Continued Struggle for the Soul of the Florida Sports Fan

    The Continued Struggle for the Soul of the Florida Sports Fan

    September 23, 2011 at 8:15 am 12 comments

    Jordi Scrubbings is back

     
  • The Guilt of Not Going

    The Guilt of Not Going

    August 10, 2011 at 8:00 am 15 comments

    The latest from Jordi Scrubbings

     
  • Waiting for Perfect

    Waiting for Perfect

    July 25, 2011 at 10:00 am 16 comments

    Waiting for Perfect

     
  • Sold By The Story: The Lesson Of Toe Nash

    Sold By The Story: The Lesson Of Toe Nash

    July 4, 2011 at 7:57 am 7 comments

    The Lesson of Toe Nash

     
  • The Zobrist Condundrum

    The Zobrist Condundrum

    May 10, 2011 at 8:15 am 16 comments

    Over the last few weeks there has been an awakening surrounding Ben Zobrist. With his 10 RBI day a few weekends ago and his sudden hot streak, Zobrist once again has the Rays Community all aflutter. After being mired in a yearlong slump in 2010 and sleepwalking through the first […]

     
  • Free Agency: Measuring How Well Rays Play The Market

    Free Agency: Measuring How Well Rays Play The Market

    November 9, 2009 at 7:46 am 11 comments

    Andrew Friedman and Co. are about to enter their fifth Hot Stove Season. Let’s take a look at the four previous seasons and see just how well the Rays fared with their free agent signings. Using Fangraphs‘ WAR Value system, we looked at every player that has been signed (as […]