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  • [THE SATURDAY MORNING REVOLUTION] Rays Opening Day Roster Is Now Set

    [THE SATURDAY MORNING REVOLUTION] Rays Opening Day Roster Is Now Set

    March 29, 2008 at 10:26 am 1 comment

    Tampa Bay Devil Dogs (2 days until opening day) DRG here again to get you through the weekend… Yesterday: Reds 6, Tampa Bay Rays 3. The Good: Carl Crawford was 3-4 with 2 doubles…Carlos Pena hit a ball so hard off the top of the wall in right field that […]

     
  • [2008 TAMPA BAY RAYS] Dohmann And Haynes In; Balfour Out. Hinske Too?

    [2008 TAMPA BAY RAYS] Dohmann And Haynes In; Balfour Out. Hinske Too?

    March 28, 2008 at 2:42 pm 6 comments

    The Rays made a couple of moves today, one surprise, one not so much, in an effort to finalize their 25-man roster for opening day on Monday in Baltimore. The not surprising move was Grant Balfour will be Designated For Assignment, giving the last bullpen spot to Scott Dohmann. The […]

     
  • [EVAN LONGORIA] Rays Have Begun Spin Control Over Evan Longoria Demotion

    [EVAN LONGORIA] Rays Have Begun Spin Control Over Evan Longoria Demotion

    March 28, 2008 at 10:38 am 3 comments

    Rays of Light is reporting that Matt Silverman addressed season ticket holders informing them that the plan is to keep Evan Longoria in the minors all season. According to Silverman, Evan Longoria will most likely spend the entire 2008 season in the minors, barring injury or a performance at Durham […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Grant Balfour Admits Pressure Is Tough On Him

    [THE HANGOVER] Grant Balfour Admits Pressure Is Tough On Him

    March 28, 2008 at 8:32 am 7 comments

    Tampa Bay Rays (28 days until Opening Day) Yesterday: Tampa Bay Rays 9, Indians 7. The Good: Scott Dohmann retired all 4 batters he faced, including the final out of the 6th inning with the bases loaded…Another errorless game for the Rays who have 21 in the spring. Only 6 […]

     
  • [ELLIOT JOHNSON] Elliot Johnson: We Did Not See That Coming

    [ELLIOT JOHNSON] Elliot Johnson: We Did Not See That Coming

    March 27, 2008 at 1:10 pm 4 comments

    Back in December we took a look at “The Curious Case Of Elliot Johnson“. We examined how far he had fallen on the prospect board in only one season, noting that it was “not too late for Johnson to reclaim his semi-elite status” but that he was in danger of […]

     
  • 2008 Tampa Bay Rays Trade Value Index

    2008 Tampa Bay Rays Trade Value Index

    March 27, 2008 at 11:33 am 5 comments

    With only days to go before the regular season, trade talks are heating up with the Rays who are still in the market for a right fielder and have several pitchers that are out of options, including Scott Dohmann, Grant Balfour, and Jason Hammel.Therefore it is time to update our […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Jason Bartlett To Be Rays Second Leadoff Hitter

    [THE HANGOVER] Jason Bartlett To Be Rays Second Leadoff Hitter

    March 27, 2008 at 7:48 am 3 comments

    Tampa Bay Rays (4 days until Opening Day) Yesterday: Twins 4, Tampa Bay Rays 2. The Good: The Rays used the league minimum three regulars yesterday. Two of those three, Jason Bartlett and Aki Iwamura the Rays new double-play combo combined for 5 of the Rays 6 hits, including two […]

     
  • [2008 TAMPA BAY RAYS] The Mathematical Definition Of "The Rays Are Getting Warmer"

    [2008 TAMPA BAY RAYS] The Mathematical Definition Of "The Rays Are Getting Warmer"

    March 26, 2008 at 3:10 pm 3 comments

    Using six different projection systems, one website projects the Rays to finish 82-80. In 2006 and 2007 we called this “The Mathematical Definition of ‘No Chance In Hell’”. In 2008? It is now more like the “The Mathematical Definition of “Getting Warmer”. The good folks over at Replacement Level Yankees […]

     
  • [RI CONFIDENCE GRAPH] The Rays Index Confidence Graph: 1 Week Until Opening Day

    [RI CONFIDENCE GRAPH] The Rays Index Confidence Graph: 1 Week Until Opening Day

    March 26, 2008 at 12:39 pm 3 comments

    The Rays Confidence Graph will appear every Wednesday and is a look at how much confidence Rays fans have in the Tampa Bay Rays. The graph is designed to give us a look at how our emotional bias as Rays fans fluctuates through time. The “confidence” in the team is […]

     
  • [JOEY GATHRIGHT] Joey Gathright No Longer Hurdling Just Cars

    [JOEY GATHRIGHT] Joey Gathright No Longer Hurdling Just Cars

    March 26, 2008 at 11:10 am 1 comment

    Remember that story about former Devil Rays’ prospect Joey Gathright being drafted by the Rays after a scout witnessed him jumping over a car in the high school parking lot? Well, Gathright was never able to utilize that potential with the Rays and was eventually traded to the Royals for […]