Rays Index is the premiere independent sports blog that covers The Tampa Bay Rays professional baseball club as well as their minor league affiliates. Rays Index is one of the Top 10 baseball blogs according to BallHype.com, and one of the top 100 sports blogs according to Wikio.com.

Rays Index was mentioned in the Sports Illustrated “2007 Baseball Preview”. [March 26, 2007]

In addition, Rays Index

  • has been referenced in four stories and quoted twice in columns written by Rob Neyer on ESPN.com
    • “Monday Mendozas” [ESPN]
    • “Rays should pursue some good will” [ESPN]
    • “Why the Rays should avoid Bonds” [ESPN]
    • “Same old PED story” [ESPN]
  • has been referenced on the preeminent sports blog, Deadspin.com, 31 times, including seven feature stories generated from posts published on Rays Index.
    • “Scoop Jackson’s Column Continues to Offend; Jason Whitlock Demands Swift Editorial Execution” [Deadspin]
    • “How are Mets fans dealing with the Scott Kazmir extension?” [Deadspin]
    • “Baseball Season Preview: Tampa Bay Devil Rays” [Deadspin]
    • “Wait, Who’s Teaching Whom Here?” [Deadspin]
    • “The Devil Rays Suddenly Have A Fan” [Deadspin]
    • “Delmon Young…Still A Dick” [Deadspin]
    • “The Delmon Young Bat Flip-Out” [Deadspin]
  • has been referenced on The Big Lead 14 times, including five feature posts:
    • JC Romero Tested Positive Twice for a Banned Substance and Still Pitched in the World Series? Of Course the Phillies Title is Tained [The Big Lead]
    • “Taking Keyshawn and Scoop Jackson Down a Peg” [The Big Lead]
    • “Do You Understand The Words That Are Coming Out Of Carl Crawford’s Mouth?” [The Big Lead]
    • “A Reason Besides Scott Kazmir to Like the Devil Rays” [The Big Lead]
    • “Round 8: Blog vs. Newspaper” [The Big Lead]
  • posted a story that was featured on the website With Leather

Cork Gaines, the lead writer for Rays Index, is one of the co-authors of “The Hardball Times 2007 Season Preview” and “The Hardball Times Season Preview 2008

Cork Gaines is a regular contributor at MLB Trade Rumors and has appeared as a guest writer on Deadspin and The Hardball Times.

Cork Gaines was named the recipient of the “2006 David Bloom Award



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