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  • [THE HANGOVER] An In Depth Look At James The Greater

    [THE HANGOVER] An In Depth Look At James The Greater

    January 31, 2008 at 9:52 am 2 comments

    Tampa Bay Rays (14 days until pitchers and catchers report) Baseball Prospectus profiles James Shields. Take five minutes to read this and you will know more about James the Greater than you thought possible. Two things stood out to us: 1) Shields scouting report from Baseball America’s list of the […]

     
  • [PETER KING] Peter King Jumps On The Tampa Bay Rays Bandwagon

    [PETER KING] Peter King Jumps On The Tampa Bay Rays Bandwagon

    January 30, 2008 at 11:10 pm 7 comments

    The Mighty MJD took the following picture at Radio Row in Phoenix. Maybe the Tampa Bay Rays new what they were doing when they decided for an image overhaul. Let us get this straight…The Yankees get LeBron James, the Red Sox get Jennifer Garner, and the Rays get Peter King? […]

     
  • [DELMON YOUNG] Delmon Young Does Not Have Makings Of A Winner

    [DELMON YOUNG] Delmon Young Does Not Have Makings Of A Winner

    January 30, 2008 at 4:22 pm 0 comments

    Patrick Reusse of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune wrote a piece entitled “Young has makings of winner” in which he offers evidence that Delmon Young is an adequate replacement for Torii Hunter. Twins followers now have the choice of continuing to lament the departure of the productive, gregarious Hunter, or to be […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] National Media Knows More About Rays Prospects Than The Major League Roster

    [THE HANGOVER] National Media Knows More About Rays Prospects Than The Major League Roster

    January 30, 2008 at 9:15 am 1 comment

    Tampa Bay Rays (15 days until pitchers and catchers report)Today is national croissant day, which of course means that we are making American croissants for breakfast. DEVIL RAYS WEBTOPIA… Just in case Marc Topkin is looking for material today, here are two more positions that the Rays are trying to […]

     
  • [JOHAN SANTANA] Johan Santana Traded To The Mets; Rays Dodge Bullet

    [JOHAN SANTANA] Johan Santana Traded To The Mets; Rays Dodge Bullet

    January 29, 2008 at 6:27 pm 2 comments

    USA Today (via MLB Trade Rumors) is reporting that the Twins have agreed to a deal with the Mets for Johan Santana. The deal is pending the Mets and Santana reaching agreement on a six- or seven-year contract extension and that Santana passes a physical; they have been granted a […]

     
  • [ST. PETE TIMES KOOL-AID] Marc Topkin Auditions For Role In Rays Personnel Office

    [ST. PETE TIMES KOOL-AID] Marc Topkin Auditions For Role In Rays Personnel Office

    January 29, 2008 at 12:14 pm 0 comments

    We are not sure why Marc Topkin is serving as a recruiter for the Tampa Bay Rays and posting job ads in his blog. We thought that was what the classifieds were for. The Rays are holding open casting calls this week for members of the Ray Team…The Rays are […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Trying To Find A Common Ground In Hall Of Fame Debates

    [THE HANGOVER] Trying To Find A Common Ground In Hall Of Fame Debates

    January 29, 2008 at 10:48 am 6 comments

    Tampa Bay Rays (16 days until pitchers and catchers report)One our regular commenters, is starting to expand his horizons with a contributing piece at The Baseball Analysts. We were tempted to dedicate an entire post entitled “Why The Devil Rays Commenters Suck: Bob Rittner”, but were afraid nobody would get […]

     
  • [RI CONFIDENCE GRAPH] The Rays Index Confidence Graph: 9 Weeks Until Opening Day

    [RI CONFIDENCE GRAPH] The Rays Index Confidence Graph: 9 Weeks Until Opening Day

    January 28, 2008 at 3:29 pm 6 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 PROFESSOR] Cork Gaines Has Joined The Staff At MLB Trade Rumors

    [THE PROFESSOR] Cork Gaines Has Joined The Staff At MLB Trade Rumors

    January 28, 2008 at 1:01 pm 3 comments

    Ricky Henderson would be so proud… Just wanted to take a moment and let you guys know that I have accepted an invitation to write a regular feature at MLB Trade Rumors. We have long been fans of Tim Dierkes’ site and have watched it grow into one of the […]

     
  • [EVAN LONGORIA] The Evan Longoria/Eva Longoria Jokes Have Commenced

    [EVAN LONGORIA] The Evan Longoria/Eva Longoria Jokes Have Commenced

    January 28, 2008 at 10:47 am 2 comments

    We have professed our love for The Dugout on this site before. And today they are back with another chatroom featuring the Tampa Bay Rays top prospect, Evan Longoria and his alter-ego, Eva Longoria, who gives young Evan some investment advice. As Rays fans the Eva/Evan Longoria name-similaritiness seems like […]