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  • [THE HANGOVER] Pitchers And Catchers Report: All Is Right In The World

    [THE HANGOVER] Pitchers And Catchers Report: All Is Right In The World

    February 14, 2008 at 11:24 am 4 comments

    Tampa Bay Rays (46 days until Opening Day)Today is the first official day of Spring Training as pitchers and catchers are required to report. However, according to Marc Lancaster, this is a mere formality as players have been reporting to the Naimoli Complex, three days a week for weeks now. […]

     
  • [RI CONFIDENCE GRAPH] The Rays Index Confidence Graph: 7 Weeks Until Opening Day

    [RI CONFIDENCE GRAPH] The Rays Index Confidence Graph: 7 Weeks Until Opening Day

    February 13, 2008 at 12:23 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] All Evan Longoria Needs Is A Chance, And Now He’s Got It

    [THE HANGOVER] All Evan Longoria Needs Is A Chance, And Now He’s Got It

    February 12, 2008 at 9:54 pm 3 comments

    Tampa Bay Rays (1 day until pitchers and catchers report) It is what he wanted. It is what we wanted. It is not necessarily what the front office wanted. But now it looks like Evan Longoria will get the opportunity to prove in Spring Training that he belongs in the […]

     
  • [POWER RANKINGS] The Tampa Bay Rays Power Rankings

    [POWER RANKINGS] The Tampa Bay Rays Power Rankings

    February 12, 2008 at 4:05 pm 4 comments

    Spring Training begins this week, so it is time to start taking a closer look at the 2008 Tampa Bay Rays. What better way to do that than a good ole fashioned Power Ranking. Everybody loves Power Rankings. These rankings are a combination of overall importance to the team and […]

     
  • [2008 ROSTER] 2008 40-Man Roster And Payroll Projections Redux

    [2008 ROSTER] 2008 40-Man Roster And Payroll Projections Redux

    February 12, 2008 at 1:40 pm 1 comment

    The 2008 40-man roster and payroll projection is based only players currently within the organization and will be updated when trades are consummated and free agents are signed. Last week we took at the latest 25-man roster projection, and with pitchers and catchers set to report this week let’s update […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Rays To Watch In Spring Training

    [THE HANGOVER] Rays To Watch In Spring Training

    February 12, 2008 at 10:25 am 3 comments

    Tampa Bay Rays (2 days until pitchers and catchers report)The Tampa Tribune lists “Five Rays To Watch” in Spring Training. The list includes several obvious names, including Akinori Iwamura, Rocco Baldelli, Edwin Jackson, Dioner Navarro and Trever Miller. We are not sure Trever Miller needs to be on this list. […]

     
  • [ANDREW FRIEDMAN] Rays Had A Deal With Tim Lincecum In Place Prior To 2006 Draft

    [ANDREW FRIEDMAN] Rays Had A Deal With Tim Lincecum In Place Prior To 2006 Draft

    February 11, 2008 at 2:38 pm 10 comments

    Yesterday Andrew Friedman appeared on Blog Talk Radio on the show “Talking Baseball” with Carl the Cabbie and Dugout Joe. The audio can be found HERE. While the show is two hours long, Friedman’s segment is over at about the 35 minute mark after approximately 20 minutes of questions from […]

     
  • [RI CONFIDENCE GRAPH] The Rays Confidence Graph Survey

    [RI CONFIDENCE GRAPH] The Rays Confidence Graph Survey

    February 11, 2008 at 12:30 pm 0 comments

    Last week we debuted our improved Rays Confidence Graph. 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 […]

     
  • [HARDBALL TIMES 2008 PREVIEW] The Hardball Times Season Preview 2008 Is Now Available

    [HARDBALL TIMES 2008 PREVIEW] The Hardball Times Season Preview 2008 Is Now Available

    February 11, 2008 at 11:30 am 0 comments

    The fine group over at The Hardball Times have just released their 2008 Season Preview. This year’s effort includes 240 pages of team essays, player comments for almost 900 different players, projections, and other goodies. We’ve adopted Bill James’ “Team-in-a-Box” format for the essays and tried to maintain a similarly […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] We Promise That All The Talk About Prospects Will End Soon, Just Not Today

    [THE HANGOVER] We Promise That All The Talk About Prospects Will End Soon, Just Not Today

    February 11, 2008 at 8:52 am 4 comments

    Tampa Bay Rays (3 days until pitchers and catchers report)Just wanted to take a second to once again thank DRG for holding down the fort on the weekend, allowing us to enjoy are literal hangovers in peace. We have a few things on tap for you today but until then […]