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  • [SHOWER-SHOE FUNGUS] Playing A Little Pepper: Kansas City Royals

    [SHOWER-SHOE FUNGUS] Playing A Little Pepper: Kansas City Royals

    July 24, 2008 at 3:08 pm 4 comments

    FIRST INNING A look back…The A’s threw three lefties in this series against the Rays and yet the Rays still won 2 games…Did this series lay any doubt on the notion that the Rays struggle against lefties and need a right-handed bat before the trading deadline? In the series, the […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Zobrist Gives Boost To Struggling Offense, Gets Demoted

    [THE HANGOVER] Zobrist Gives Boost To Struggling Offense, Gets Demoted

    July 24, 2008 at 11:23 am 3 comments

    THE GOOD: James Shields outside of the back-to-back home runs in the 2nd inning. After the 2 home runs, he retired 13 of the next 14 batters and faced the minimum over that span. Other than the 2 solo homers, he allowed only 4 hits and 1 run, striking out […]

     
  • [DOWN ON THE FARM] Rocco Baldelli Makes Appearance In Outfield

    [DOWN ON THE FARM] Rocco Baldelli Makes Appearance In Outfield

    July 24, 2008 at 7:42 am 0 comments

    Durham @ Lehigh Valley (ppd. rain) Tennessee 4, Montgomery 3 (10). David Price gave 3 runs (2 earned) in 6 innings. He gave up 7 hits, including 1 double and a 2-run home run in the 4th inning. He struck out 6 and walked 2…Eddie Morlan pitched 1.2 scoreless innings, […]

     
  • [TRADE DEADLINE] What Do You Like Better..Christmas Or Trading Season?

    [TRADE DEADLINE] What Do You Like Better..Christmas Or Trading Season?

    July 23, 2008 at 3:03 pm 9 comments

    Yesterday we presented our updated Trade Value Index (TVI). With a little over a week until next Thursday’s trade deadline, rather than take a look at the players the Rays may target we will take a look at the players most likely to be sent packing should Andrew Friedman and […]

     
  • [THE ARCHIVES] One Year Ago On Rays Index

    [THE ARCHIVES] One Year Ago On Rays Index

    July 23, 2008 at 2:29 pm 0 comments

    One year ago on Rays Index we documented the conversation on the mound between Jim Hickey and Brian Stokes during a 21-4 loss to the Yankees. What a difference a year makes. We Like The Feel Of A Hammer On Our Heads [Rays Index] Likes(0)Dislikes(0)

     
  • [RI CONFIDENCE GRAPH] The Rays Index Confidence Graph: Week 17

    [RI CONFIDENCE GRAPH] The Rays Index Confidence Graph: Week 17

    July 23, 2008 at 12:25 pm 0 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 […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Jonny Gomes Might Be Demoted To Durham

    [THE HANGOVER] Jonny Gomes Might Be Demoted To Durham

    July 23, 2008 at 11:07 am 7 comments

    THE GOOD: Sometimes you watch a game and you just know early on that it is not the Rays’ night. It is easier on the liver. THE BAD: Andy Sonnanstine against the A’s this season. The Rays have only played the A’s 5 times and yet two of their worst […]

     
  • [DOWN ON THE FARM] Cummings Named To Olympic Team, Opens Spot In Durham For David Price

    [DOWN ON THE FARM] Cummings Named To Olympic Team, Opens Spot In Durham For David Price

    July 23, 2008 at 10:18 am 1 comment

    Lehigh Valley 4, Durham 3. Ben Hendrickson gave up 4 runs in 5.1 innings…Chris Mason pitched 2 scoreless innings of relief, giving up 3 hits…Fernando Perez was 3-4 with a double. In his last 8 games, he is 16-34 (.471). He is still striking out too much with 14 in […]

     
  • [TRADING DEADLINE] 2008 Tampa Bay Rays Trade Value Index

    [TRADING DEADLINE] 2008 Tampa Bay Rays Trade Value Index

    July 22, 2008 at 2:35 pm 6 comments

    With the non-waiver trade deadline, a little over a week away, there are rumors galore that the Rays are interested in beefing up the bullpen, adding a right-handed hitting outfielder and possibly a utility infielder. Therefore it is time to update our Tampa Bay Rays Trade Value Index (TVI)… The […]

     
  • [RAYS INDEX STORE] RAYSHEADS UNITE! New Item In The Rays Index Store

    [RAYS INDEX STORE] RAYSHEADS UNITE! New Item In The Rays Index Store

    July 22, 2008 at 12:17 pm 1 comment

    Just want to let you know that we added an item to the Rays Index Store, based on requests. It seemed silly that we did not have a shirt for one of the Rays’ All-Stars. Ode To The Fat Catcher* Behind the plate squats your rotundnessAt the plate, your chubby […]