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  • The Hangover: When Ozzie Smith Dies He Will Roll Over In His Grave

    The Hangover: When Ozzie Smith Dies He Will Roll Over In His Grave

    March 5, 2007 at 9:30 am 1 comment

    Last year the Rays struggled in a number of areas on their way to 101 losses. Let’s take a look at how those struggles have translated to the first few games of the Spring. Bullpen blows leads? Check Starting pitchers throw too many pitches keeping them from working deep in […]

     
  • The Hangover: Yet Another Rays-Marlins Trade Rumor…*Yawn*

    The Hangover: Yet Another Rays-Marlins Trade Rumor…*Yawn*

    March 4, 2007 at 2:34 pm 0 comments

    We are a little late today, but sometimes, “The Hangover” feature really is a hangover. It took Scott Kazmir 41 pitches to record four outs in the Rays 6-5 victory over the Jays yesterday. Kaz is still young but throwing too many pitches is the only thing that is standing […]

     
  • The Hangover: The Rays Being The Rays

    The Hangover: The Rays Being The Rays

    March 3, 2007 at 3:08 pm 0 comments

    Stop us if you have heard this before: The Rays bullpen blew a…Yeah…we thought you might have heard it before. Yeah, yeah, its the first Spring game, but when a guy who is supposed to be one of the only bright spots in the pen gives up a three-run home […]

     
  • Pitcher Projections

    Pitcher Projections

    March 2, 2007 at 1:58 pm 0 comments

    Yesterday we presented the Baseball Prospectus PECOTA projections for the Rays position players. Today we take a look at the weighted mean PECOTA projections for the pitchers. Please see yesterday’s post for an explanation of PECOTA. Player W L ERA IP H BB SO Scott Kazmir 10 7 4.02 151.0 […]

     
  • The Hangover: Josh Hamilton Is Now About 500′ Farther From The Rays

    The Hangover: Josh Hamilton Is Now About 500′ Farther From The Rays

    March 2, 2007 at 9:07 am 0 comments

    Josh Hamilton is not the only former Rays first round pick that is trying to stick with another major league club this spring. One time opening day starter, Dewon Brazelton is in camp with the Kansas City Royals as a non-roster invitee. Don’t the Royals employ scouts? Then again, it […]

     
  • Hitter Projections

    Hitter Projections

    March 1, 2007 at 2:54 pm 0 comments

    Those lost souls that actually follow the Rays closely know that there is talent on this team and several players have a chance to break out this season. We here at RI try to stay level-headed and not get too optimistic with expectations for individual players. We have an idea […]

     
  • The Hangover: Joe Maddon Not Afraid Of Bulging Veins

    The Hangover: Joe Maddon Not Afraid Of Bulging Veins

    March 1, 2007 at 9:23 am 0 comments

    Papa Joe Maddon is going to tighten the reigns on his young team this season and is not afraid to get in a players face, just don’t expect to read about it in the paper. Team owner Stuart Sternberg is glad that none of the players Got A Delmon from […]

     
  • Well That Was Offensive

    Well That Was Offensive

    February 28, 2007 at 12:15 pm 0 comments

    Today marked the second intrasquad game and the first featuring the players that are likely to be in the opening day lineup. So how did the opening day lineup do? The were held hitless during the six inning game. Not exactly the start we were looking for. Yes we know […]

     
  • The Hangover: Joe Maddon Finds Brendan Harris Attractive

    The Hangover: Joe Maddon Finds Brendan Harris Attractive

    February 28, 2007 at 9:09 am 0 comments

    Team owner Stuart Sternberg is making a personal appearance at Spring Training. Apparently, The Boss reads five newspapers a day and reads what is written online about the Rays. psst. do you guys think he has been to this site? neither do we. Stuart Sternberg is trying to sell the […]

     
  • More Evidence That The St. Pete Times Is The Rays Unofficial PR Firm

    More Evidence That The St. Pete Times Is The Rays Unofficial PR Firm

    February 27, 2007 at 2:41 pm 0 comments

    Yesterday we ran a post that questioned the integrity of the St. Pete Times (and to a lesser extent, the Tampa Tribune) when it comes to reporting on the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. We are concerned about the new relationship with the Times being named “The Official Newspaper” of the […]