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  • [THE HANGOVER] Tampa Bay Rays Reward James Shields With Long-Term Deal

    [THE HANGOVER] Tampa Bay Rays Reward James Shields With Long-Term Deal

    January 24, 2008 at 9:38 am 5 comments

    Tampa Bay Rays (21 days until pitchers and catchers report)Yesterday the Tampa Bay Rays announced that they had reached an agreement with James Shields on a contract that could be for as long as seven years and worth just under $38 million. With incentives the deal could reach as much […]

     
  • [2008 ROSTER] 2008 25-Man Roster And Starting Lineup Projections

    [2008 ROSTER] 2008 25-Man Roster And Starting Lineup Projections

    January 23, 2008 at 3:09 pm 5 comments

    The 2008 25-man roster prediction is based only on players currently within the organization and will be updated when trades are consummated and free agents are signed. We are now less than a month away from Spring Training and after the recent flurry of contracts signings with the Rays arbitration-eligible […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Don’t Expect A Let Down, BJ Upton Is That Good

    [THE HANGOVER] Don’t Expect A Let Down, BJ Upton Is That Good

    January 23, 2008 at 9:46 am 2 comments

    Tampa Bay Rays (22 days until pitchers and catchers report)Rays Anatomy is up with their next installment of “The Great Debates”. This time it is BJ Upton versus Robinson Cano. Before we get to Upton, let us say that we would take either on our team. In fact, for those […]

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

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

    January 22, 2008 at 2:08 pm 7 comments

    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. We are now less than a month away from Spring Training and after the recent flurry of contracts signings with the Rays […]

     
  • [WILL LEITCH] "God Save The Fan" By Will Leitch

    [WILL LEITCH] "God Save The Fan" By Will Leitch

    January 22, 2008 at 12:30 pm 0 comments

    This site has been heavily influenced by Will Leitch and his Deadspin website. That is not to say that we model everything here after Deadspin, nor do we pretend to write as well as Will. Rather Will, taught me that I can write in a conversational manner and still be […]

     
  • [WILL LEITCH] "God Save The Fan" By Will Leitch

    [WILL LEITCH] "God Save The Fan" By Will Leitch

    January 22, 2008 at 12:30 pm 0 comments

    This site has been heavily influenced by Will Leitch and his Deadspin website. That is not to say that we model everything here after Deadspin, nor do we pretend to write as well as Will. Rather Will, taught me that I can write in a conversational manner and still be […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The Word "Commitment" Confuses Marc Topkin

    [THE HANGOVER] The Word "Commitment" Confuses Marc Topkin

    January 22, 2008 at 9:21 am 0 comments

    Tampa Bay Rays (23 days until pitchers and catchers report)We have other things to write about later today, so we won’t waste an entire post on Marc Topkin’s latest piece. Rather we will just bitch about it here. In the piece,”Rays paying it forward“, Topkin suggests that the recent contracts […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The Word "Commitment" Confuses Marc Topkin

    [THE HANGOVER] The Word "Commitment" Confuses Marc Topkin

    January 22, 2008 at 9:21 am 13 comments

    Tampa Bay Rays (23 days until pitchers and catchers report)We have other things to write about later today, so we won’t waste an entire post on Marc Topkin’s latest piece. Rather we will just bitch about it here. In the piece,”Rays paying it forward“, Topkin suggests that the recent contracts […]

     
  • [RI CONFIDENCE GRAPH] Rays Continue To Show That They Will Spend Money, Just Not Too Much

    [RI CONFIDENCE GRAPH] Rays Continue To Show That They Will Spend Money, Just Not Too Much

    January 21, 2008 at 2:02 pm 4 comments

    The RI Confidence Graph will appear every Monday and is a look at how much confidence we have in the Tampa Bay Rays at this moment. The graph is designed to give us a look at how our emotional bias as Rays fans fluctuates through time. The “confidence” in the […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Akinori Iwamura Need Not Worry About Second-Year Struggles Of Other Japanese Position Players

    [THE HANGOVER] Akinori Iwamura Need Not Worry About Second-Year Struggles Of Other Japanese Position Players

    January 21, 2008 at 9:26 am 2 comments

    Tampa Bay Rays (24 days until pitchers and catchers report)DRays Bay looks at the history of Japanese position players that have made the switch to Major League Baseball and their improvement (or lack thereof) from year one to year two. History does not bode well for Akinori Iwamura as only […]