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    [THE HANGOVER] What Rays fans need to know today

    April 10, 2015 at 10:20 am 14 comments

      RAYS (Off day) THE JUNKYARD DOGS WEBTOPIA… John Jaso became the 9th player the Rays have placed on the DL. Mikie Mahtook, a first round pick in the 2011 draft, has been called up for his big league debut. Mahtook has always reminded me of a bigger Sam Fuld, a […]

     
  • The easiest way to keep track of the Rays’ top prospects

    The easiest way to keep track of the Rays’ top prospects

    April 9, 2015 at 1:58 pm 5 comments

    Yesterday we posted the list of the top 17 prospects in the Tampa Bay Rays organization. If you want to keep track of those players we will have notes on them during the daily Hangover post in the morning. But if you want to keep even closer tabs, head on […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] What Rays fans need to know today

    [THE HANGOVER] What Rays fans need to know today

    April 9, 2015 at 8:16 am 7 comments

    The GBT – The Good, The Bad and The Telling sandwich, where The Bad is nice and lean and the The Telling is ripe. RAYS 2, Orioles 0 (boxscore) THE GOOD: Kevin Cash picks up his first win as a big league manager. After the game, Cash was pulled into […]

     
  • The Tampa Bay Rays’ top 17 prospects for 2015

    The Tampa Bay Rays’ top 17 prospects for 2015

    April 8, 2015 at 10:57 am 0 comments

    Entering the 2015 season, shortstops Daniel Robertson and Willy Adames, two players picked up in recent trades, are the top prospects in the Rays’ organization Our top prospects list is a meta-analysis that averages the rankings for the Rays’ top prospects from ESPN.com, BaseballAmerica, Baseball Prospectus, MLB.com,and Minor League Ball. In the science community, a […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] What Rays fans need to know today

    [THE HANGOVER] What Rays fans need to know today

    April 8, 2015 at 7:30 am 9 comments

    The GBT – The Good, The Bad and The Telling sandwich, where The Bad is nice and lean and the The Telling is ripe. Orioles 6, RAYS 5 (boxscore) THE GOOD: Kevin Kiermaier is fast. The Orioles announcers were impressed (see below). He used that speed to turn what should […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] What Rays fans need to know today

    [THE HANGOVER] What Rays fans need to know today

    April 7, 2015 at 7:45 am 15 comments

    The GBT – The Good, The Bad and The Telling sandwich, where The Bad is nice and lean and the The Telling is ripe. Orioles 6, RAYS 2 (boxscore) THE GOOD: The Rays retired Don Zimmer‘s No. 66. The ceremony included a great video tribute and had Evan Longoria present Zim’s widow with a framed […]

     
  • Ben Zobrist hit a home run in his first at bat with the Oakland A’s

    Ben Zobrist hit a home run in his first at bat with the Oakland A’s

    April 6, 2015 at 9:35 pm 3 comments

    Are you sitting down? You should probably sit down. In the first inning of his first game with the Oakland A’s, Ben Zobrist hit a no-doubt 2-run home run for the Oakland A’s on the second pitch he saw. To make matters worse, Sam Fuld was the runner on base. […]

     
  • The Rays lose two more players to injuries

    The Rays lose two more players to injuries

    April 6, 2015 at 4:15 pm 5 comments

    The season is not even one game old and the Rays can now add two more players, John Jaso and Burch Smith, to their list of wounded which already includes six players on the disabled list. After walking to lead off the bottom of the first, John Jaso attempted to […]

     
  • The season hasn’t even started and the national media is already crapping on Rays fans

    The season hasn’t even started and the national media is already crapping on Rays fans

    April 6, 2015 at 9:45 am 6 comments

    There are bad signs that attendance at Rays games will actually go down this year. At the same time, TV ratings will undoubtedly remain strong which is the best indicator that the problem with attendance is the stadium, not a lack of interest. But let’s not let facts get in […]

     
  • Chris Archer had to change his routine in order to start on Opening Day

    Chris Archer had to change his routine in order to start on Opening Day

    April 6, 2015 at 8:25 am 4 comments

    If you have been reading Rays Index for the last couple of weeks then it is no surprise to you that Chris Archer had to alter his routine in order to pitch in game No. 1 instead of game No. 2. Now we have the details via Marc Topkin. By […]