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  • [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. […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Josh Paul Is Still Favorite To Be Backup Catcher

    [THE HANGOVER] Josh Paul Is Still Favorite To Be Backup Catcher

    February 18, 2008 at 9:29 am 4 comments

    Tampa Bay Rays (42 days until Opening Day)Joe Maddon stated that Shawn Riggans is the favorite to be the backup catcher on opening day. Papa Joe then commented on what his criteria is for a backup catcher. “The backup guy should be pretty effective defensively,” Maddon said. “It’s not an […]

     
  • [DELMON YOUNG] Delmon Young Is A Prick In Any Language

    [DELMON YOUNG] Delmon Young Is A Prick In Any Language

    February 17, 2008 at 3:38 pm 4 comments

    [Ed. note: This is our 1,000th post, which is about 995 more than The Prof ever envisioned. Thanks for hangin' with us all this time] You already know what an ass Delmon Young can be and now that he is no longer a Devil Ray, we no longer have to […]

     
  • [THE SUNDAY AFTERNOON REVOLUTION] Andy Sonnanstine Has Big Advantage In Fight For Final Two Spots Of Rotation

    [THE SUNDAY AFTERNOON REVOLUTION] Andy Sonnanstine Has Big Advantage In Fight For Final Two Spots Of Rotation

    February 17, 2008 at 2:24 pm 0 comments

    Tampa Bay Devil Dogs (43 days until opening day)DRG here again to get you through the weekend… Joe Maddon noted that he hopes that the Rays will become a better baserunning team in 2008 with the addition of Dave Martinez as bench coach. He also stated that the biggest factor […]