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  • 2007 State Of The Franchise: The Rays of Summer

    2007 State Of The Franchise: The Rays of Summer

    April 2, 2007 at 11:05 am 2 comments

    Mr. Sternberg, Mr. Silverman, Mr. Friedman and Mr. Maddon, our honored guests Mr. Vitale and Mr. Heckler, and my fellow Rays fans…I have the honor of reporting to you on the State of the Franchise. There is nothing better than opening day. It is like Christmas morning. It is like […]

     
  • Tidbits: Devil Rays @ The New York Yankees

    Tidbits: Devil Rays @ The New York Yankees

    April 2, 2007 at 9:57 am 0 comments

    The Devil Rays were 5-13 versus the Yankees in 2006. Carl Pavano will be making his first start since the middle of 2006, and is likely to be booed lustily by the Yankee faithful. Former Devil Rays first baseman Josh Phelps earned his way on to the Yankees opening day […]

     
  • The Hangover: Opening Day 2007

    The Hangover: Opening Day 2007

    April 2, 2007 at 9:01 am 0 comments

    It’s Opening Day! The Rays will field the youngest 25-man roster in baseball. Today, will mark Rocco Baldelli’s first opening day assignment since 2004. The Rays are actually 5-4 on opening day. The Rays and the Yankees have markedly different expectations entering opening day. Manny Stiles has posted his Devil […]

     
  • Adopt The Tampa Bay Devil Rays As Your Favorite Major League Baseball Team…Seriously

    Adopt The Tampa Bay Devil Rays As Your Favorite Major League Baseball Team…Seriously

    April 1, 2007 at 8:45 pm 2 comments

    We have been enough places in this country to know that a lot of baseball fans grew up without a favorite team. If this sounds familiar, we want you! Sure…maybe you latched on to one team or another at different times in your life, but face it, baseball is a […]

     
  • 2007 Mathematical Definition Of ‘No Chance In Hell’

    2007 Mathematical Definition Of ‘No Chance In Hell’

    April 1, 2007 at 2:26 pm 0 comments

    The good folks over at Replacement Level Yankees Weblog have finished their annual mathematical projections of the 2007 season. In short they run 1000 simulations for the 2007 season using player projections from four different sources including Dan Szymborski’s ZiPS, Baseball Prospectus’s PECOTA, Diamond Mind’s projections and Sean Smith’s CHONE […]

     
  • The Hangover: Carlos Pena Makes Opening Day Roster Afterall

    The Hangover: Carlos Pena Makes Opening Day Roster Afterall

    April 1, 2007 at 8:01 am 0 comments

    The Rays concluded spring training with an 8-3 win over the Mets at the Trop. It’s too bad that the Rays couldn’t have played the Mets on a day that Scott Kazmir started. It would have been fun to see all the Mets fans at the Trop crying. The Rays […]

     
  • Your 2007 Tampa Bay Devil Rays Roster

    Your 2007 Tampa Bay Devil Rays Roster

    March 31, 2007 at 5:41 pm 1 comment

    The Rays made it official today as Jorge Cantu was demoted to Durham, making BJ Upton the Rays starting second baseman. It was probably the last we have seen of Cantu in a Rays uniform, as he has asked to be traded, stating that he “is not a minor league […]

     
  • The Hangover: Chad Orvella Never Had A Chance To Make Team

    The Hangover: Chad Orvella Never Had A Chance To Make Team

    March 31, 2007 at 7:41 am 0 comments

    Jae Seo came back down to earth a bit allowing 5 runs in the first inning of his final spring tune up. The Rays lost to the Reds 5-4. BJ Upton had 3 hits and 2 stolen bases. That the Rays decided to send Seth McClung down to Durham doesn’t […]

     
  • We Can’t Make This Up

    We Can’t Make This Up

    March 30, 2007 at 4:45 pm 0 comments

    Last week we were a bit critical of Dayn Perry of FoxSports.com for predicting ten teams that could surprise in 2007. Our point was that he really wasn’t going out on a limb by picking ten of approximately 14 teams that could possibly surprise. So what does Perry do for […]

     
  • 2007 AL East Previews: New York Yankees

    2007 AL East Previews: New York Yankees

    March 30, 2007 at 11:40 am 0 comments

    We are now less than a week from the greatest day of the year, opening day, and our hearts are starting to beat a little faster. It is time to preview the rest of the the Rays divisional rivals. Rather than have us rant about the inadequacies of the other […]