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  • [RI CONFIDENCE GRAPH] The Rays Index Confidence Graph: 6 Weeks Until Opening Day

    [RI CONFIDENCE GRAPH] The Rays Index Confidence Graph: 6 Weeks Until Opening Day

    February 20, 2008 at 12:59 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 […]

     
  • [2008 RAYS PREVIEW] Manny Stiles’ Epic Preview Of The 2008 Tampa Bay Rays

    [2008 RAYS PREVIEW] Manny Stiles’ Epic Preview Of The 2008 Tampa Bay Rays

    February 20, 2008 at 11:49 am 0 comments

    A couple of days ago we wrote the Tampa Bay Rays 2008 Preview for Deadspin, which DRG affectionately chides us as “Rays Index on amphetamines”. That piece was about 1,300 words. Today we retort DRG’s stance by presenting Armchair GM’s Tampa Bay Rays preview written by Manny Stiles. We love […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The Rays New Ballpark Is Not As Ugly As Some Would Like You To Believe

    [THE HANGOVER] The Rays New Ballpark Is Not As Ugly As Some Would Like You To Believe

    February 20, 2008 at 8:53 am 2 comments

    Tampa Bay Rays (40 days until Opening Day) Just the links for now…as we crank Warrant on National Cherry Pie Day… DEVIL RAYS WEBTOPIA… In case you missed it last night, ABC-7 is reporting that Cal Ripken Jr., is leading a group to purchase the Vero Beach Rays and move […]

     
  • [VERO BEACH RAYS] Cal Ripken, Jr. To Purchase Vero Beach Rays And Move Team To Charlotte County

    [VERO BEACH RAYS] Cal Ripken, Jr. To Purchase Vero Beach Rays And Move Team To Charlotte County

    February 19, 2008 at 11:34 pm 1 comment

    In a move that surprises nobody, the Rays have begun the process to move their Florida State League franchise from Vero Beach to Charlotte County in 2009. Charlotte County is the home of a minor league park that is receiving a $27 million renovation and will be the new home […]

     
  • [THE ARCHIVES] One Year Ago On Rays Index

    [THE ARCHIVES] One Year Ago On Rays Index

    February 19, 2008 at 6:06 pm 0 comments

    One year ago on Rays Index, we entered Spring Training with 11 questions. The best is the question in which we wonder who will play first base for the Devil Rays. We don’t even mention Carlos Pena. Likes(0)Dislikes(0)

     
  • [POWER RANKINGS] The Tampa Bay Rays Power Rankings

    [POWER RANKINGS] The Tampa Bay Rays Power Rankings

    February 19, 2008 at 4:10 pm 1 comment

    It’s Tuesday so it is time to update the Tampa Bay Rays Power Rankings. These rankings are a combination of overall importance to the team and a general “who’s hot and who’s not”, mixed with how we currently feel about and perceive each member of the team. Likes(0)Dislikes(0)

     
  • [TAMPA BAY RAYS PREVIEW] The Professor Lets His Hair Down At Deadspin.com

    [TAMPA BAY RAYS PREVIEW] The Professor Lets His Hair Down At Deadspin.com

    February 19, 2008 at 1:31 pm 1 comment

    Will Leitch was kind enough and trusting enough to invite us to write the Tampa Bay Rays Preview for Deadspin.com. The style is a little different than what you may be used to here. Whenever we do one of these projects, DRG calls it “Rays Index on amphetamines”. It is […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Rays May Soon Be In A Position To Trade Prospects

    [THE HANGOVER] Rays May Soon Be In A Position To Trade Prospects

    February 19, 2008 at 9:46 am 9 comments

    Tampa Bay Rays (41 days until Opening Day)Yesterday we posted a list of 10 questions we wished the media would ask the Rays. One of those questions dealt with the future of the shortstop position for the Tampa Bay Rays. In an ideal world, is Jason Bartlett the Rays starting […]

     
  • [MEDIA COVERAGE] 10 Questions We Wish The Media Would Ask The Rays

    [MEDIA COVERAGE] 10 Questions We Wish The Media Would Ask The Rays

    February 18, 2008 at 3:30 pm 7 comments

    Journalists are afraid to ask a “yes or no” question. This is not meant as a knock on the media. They are trained to only ever ask open-ended questions (questions that require more than a one-word answer), as it is difficult to generate quotes for a story if all the […]

     
  • [RI CONFIDENCE GRAPH] The Rays Confidence Graph Survey

    [RI CONFIDENCE GRAPH] The Rays Confidence Graph Survey

    February 18, 2008 at 12:28 pm 0 comments

    Below you will see two polls that ask about your confidence in the Tampa Bay Rays. Please take a moment to answer each question. We will present these same polls every Monday and will update the results in graphical form on Wednesday, which will be displayed permanently in the sidebar. […]