Archive for January, 2011

  • Andrew Friedman Talks With The Big Dog

    January 12, 2011 at 10:00 am 0 comments

    Andrew Friedman went on 620 WDAE yesterday to talk with Steve Duemig. You can catch the interview on their website. Go to the podcast widget on the left side of the page. [WDAE 620] Likes(0)Dislikes(0)

     
  • The Rays Index Confidence Graph

    January 12, 2011 at 9:30 am 0 comments

    Below you will see three polls that ask about your confidence in the Tampa Bay Rays. We will present these same polls most Tuesdays. The results will be presented in graphical form on Thursday, and will be displayed permanently in the sidebar. The goal of the Confidence Graph is to […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss The Extra 2%, The Trop And Balfour’s

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss The Extra 2%, The Trop And Balfour’s

    January 12, 2011 at 7:29 am 10 comments

    Jonah Keri asked us to pass along a note that a free preview is now available for his new book “The Extra 2%: How Wall Street Strategies Took a Major League Baseball Team from Worst to First.” This is the long-anticipated book about the Rays front office. The free preview […]

     
  • Evan Longoria Behind The Scenes

    January 11, 2011 at 12:00 pm 1 comment

    Here is some behind-the-scenes footage of Evan Longoria and his mullet during the recent filming of his new Gillette “Young Guns” commercial… Likes(0)Dislikes(0)

     
  • Matt Garza: What A Ride It Was

    Matt Garza: What A Ride It Was

    January 11, 2011 at 10:00 am 8 comments

    Let’s take a look back at some of our favorite Matt Garza moments in the three years he was with the Rays. Do you have a favorite moment? Let us know in the comments… Was it really November of 2007 when Garza became a member of the Rays? Doesn’t seem that long […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss New Hope For Fuentes, The Rangers Deal And Less Hope For Thome

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss New Hope For Fuentes, The Rangers Deal And Less Hope For Thome

    January 11, 2011 at 7:08 am 12 comments

    Marc Topkin reports that the Rays are still interested in Brian Fuentes and that the Matt Garza deal may have freed up money for signing Fuentes. The Rays continue to show interest in free agent left-handed closerBrian Fuentes, though nothing appears imminent. The salary freed up in the Garza deal […]

     
  • Rafael Soriano Was AL’s Best Closer In 2010

    Rafael Soriano Was AL’s Best Closer In 2010

    January 10, 2011 at 10:00 am 13 comments

    It is no secret that Rafael Soriano was an important factor in the Rays run to their second division title in three years, converting 40 of his 43 save opportunities. That translated to a league-leading CLOSER+ of 107. CLOSER+ compares a pitcher’s save total to that of an average closer, […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Soriano And The Rays Dark Horse Chances

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Soriano And The Rays Dark Horse Chances

    January 10, 2011 at 7:18 am 6 comments

    Brian Cashman appeared to make it clear that the Yankees would not sign Rafael Soriano when he said the Yankees “will not lose [their] No. 1 draft pick.” He went on to say that he would have given up the team’s top pick for Cliff Lee, but not for anybody […]

     
  • Zach Rosscup Is The Unnamed Player In Matt Garza Trade

    January 8, 2011 at 5:38 pm 24 comments

    The Rays have officially announced the Matt Garza trade. In addition to the players announced previously, the Rays will also be sending low-level minor league pitcher Zach Rosscup to the Cubs. Rosscup was the Rays 29th round pick in the 2009 draft. Likes(0)Dislikes(0)

     
  • Two Years Ago On Rays Index

    January 8, 2011 at 3:00 pm 1 comment

    Two years ago on Rays Index we wrote about The Professor’s latest acting gig. Yes, We Will Be Appearing In The Season Premiere Of ‘Friday Night Lights’ [Rays Index] Likes(0)Dislikes(0)