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  • [RAYS MEDIA] Why The Devil Rays Columnists Suck: Marc Topkin

    [RAYS MEDIA] Why The Devil Rays Columnists Suck: Marc Topkin

    November 28, 2007 at 11:19 am 11 comments

    Yesterday RJ Anderson of DRays Bay reported that a source informed him of a trade that would send Boof Bonser to the Rays was close to being made. I have from a reliable source that Boof Bonser has told people close to him that a deal with him heading to […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Rays Pitchers Are Allergic To Strikes

    [THE HANGOVER] Rays Pitchers Are Allergic To Strikes

    November 28, 2007 at 7:56 am 0 comments

    Devil Rays (66-96)Recondite Baseball recently did a little research on a simple pitching statistic and unwittingly may have stumbled upon one of the main reasons that the Rays pitching has been so awful and in turn, why the Devil Rays have been so bad. Since the year 2000 (encompassing all […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Jonny Gomes Never Saw A Pitch He Didn’t Like

    [THE HANGOVER] Jonny Gomes Never Saw A Pitch He Didn’t Like

    November 26, 2007 at 6:07 pm 4 comments

    Devil Rays DEVIL RAYS WEBTOPIA… MVN’s Devil Rays blog has a new lead writer and a new name, and the only surprise is that there wasn’t already a blog using the moniker. We’ve never met Eric SanInocencio or his wife, but let’s hope that the title is the only portion […]

     
  • [ELIJAH DUKES] Deal To Send Dukes To Nationals Does Not Appear To Be Imminent

    [ELIJAH DUKES] Deal To Send Dukes To Nationals Does Not Appear To Be Imminent

    November 26, 2007 at 1:33 pm 2 comments

    Last week it was reported that the Rays may be close to agreeing on a deal to send Elijah Dukes to the Nationals. Despite an anonymous insider’s assertion that the chances of a deal happening are at 60-70%, we now think the chances of a deal occurring anytime in the […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] James Houser Added To 40-Man Roster Despite Ongoing Suspension

    [THE HANGOVER] James Houser Added To 40-Man Roster Despite Ongoing Suspension

    November 26, 2007 at 9:19 am 0 comments

    Devil RaysSince the we embarked on our Thanksgiving shenanigans, the Rays made several changes to the 40-man roster. Dropped from the 40-man roster Chris Snelling (traded to Phillies) Jon Switzer (DFA’d) Brian Stokes (DFA’d) Added to 40-man roster John Jaso, C Jason Pridie, OF Fernando Perez, OF James Houser, SP […]

     
  • [AL MVP] Carlos Pena 9th Most Valuable American Leaguer

    [AL MVP] Carlos Pena 9th Most Valuable American Leaguer

    November 19, 2007 at 4:55 pm 0 comments

    In March, Carlos Pena started the 2007 season as a non-roster spring training invitee that was just looking for a roster spot. At the end of March, Pena rode an awful spring training straight back to the minor leagues where he spent most of the 2006 season and many thought […]

     
  • [2008 ROSTER] Taking A Look At Who Has Options And Who Does Not

    [2008 ROSTER] Taking A Look At Who Has Options And Who Does Not

    November 19, 2007 at 2:00 pm 3 comments

    Last week we took a look at what the Tampa Bay Rays 2008 40-man roster and 25-man roster might look like. In the comments section of the 25-man roster post, the topic of “options” was brought up and how that might affect the final roster. Options are a tricky subject […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Evan Longoria And Justin Ruggiano Key Players In Team USA World Cup Title

    [THE HANGOVER] Evan Longoria And Justin Ruggiano Key Players In Team USA World Cup Title

    November 19, 2007 at 11:39 am 3 comments

    Team USA 6, Cuba 3.Team USA won all three games over the weekend including a 6-3 victory over Cuba on Sunday in the final to win the 2007 World Cup. Both Evan Longoria and Justin Ruggiano contributed in the final, with Longoria going 2-5 with 2 runs scored and Ruggiano […]

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

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

    November 16, 2007 at 1:07 pm 20 comments

    The 2008 25-man roster prediction is based only players currently within the organization and will be updated when trades are consummated and free agents are signed. Last week we updated our Rays Trade Value Index, in which we ranked every player on the 40-man roster and the top prospects in […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Rays To Feature Alternate Jersey In 2009 With "Tampa Bay" Across The Front

    [THE HANGOVER] Rays To Feature Alternate Jersey In 2009 With "Tampa Bay" Across The Front

    November 16, 2007 at 8:57 am 0 comments

    Tampa Bay Devil Rays (66-96) DEVIL RAYS WEBTOPIA… Marc Lancaster is reporting that the Rays will feature an alternate jersey in 2009 and it will have “Tampa Bay” written across the front. [TBO] Baseball America previews the quarterfinals of the World Cup. Team USA is the top seed and will […]