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  • 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 […]

     
  • [THE ARCHIVES] One Year Ago On Rays Index

    [THE ARCHIVES] One Year Ago On Rays Index

    March 26, 2008 at 10:00 am 0 comments

    One year ago on Rays Index we learned that Matt Silverman was exploring the possibility of giving Vince Naimoli a more prominent and public role with the organization. We can only assume that since we have not heard Naimoli’s name since, that Silverman came to his senses. The Impending Return […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Rays React To Demotion Of Evan Longoria

    [THE HANGOVER] Rays React To Demotion Of Evan Longoria

    March 26, 2008 at 8:01 am 1 comment

    Tampa Bay Rays (5 days until Opening Day) Yesterday: Tampa Bay Rays 10, Jays 0. The Good: Rays pitchers combined on a shutout without walking a batter and striking out 8. Jason Hammel was limited to 4 innings in the game so that the relievers could catch up on their […]

     
  • [EVAN LONGORIA] POLL: What Should The Tampa Bay Rays Have Done With Evan Longoria?

    [EVAN LONGORIA] POLL: What Should The Tampa Bay Rays Have Done With Evan Longoria?

    March 25, 2008 at 3:51 pm 3 comments

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  • [EVAN LONGORIA] Evan Longoria Demotion: What They Are Saying In The Blogosphere

    [EVAN LONGORIA] Evan Longoria Demotion: What They Are Saying In The Blogosphere

    March 25, 2008 at 2:40 pm 3 comments

    Yesterday the Tampa Bay Rays sans Devil of St. Petersburg Near Tampa announced that Evan Longoria would begin the season at AAA Durham. Despite only 198 career games as a professional and 31 games at AAA most viewed the move as purely financial. Many fans and non-fans weren’t happy noting […]

     
  • [JEFF NIEMANN] Separated At Birth?

    [JEFF NIEMANN] Separated At Birth?

    March 25, 2008 at 1:38 pm 2 comments

    We are going to keep doing this until we run out of ideas so bear with us…You might think that we Photoshopped this weeks entry. We promise you we did not lengthen the neck in the image on the right to look more like that of Jeff Niemann… Jeff Niemann […]