The 4.25 Million Dollar Question

September 4, 2009
Sure will miss you and your translator. (AP)

Sure will miss you and your translator. (AP)

Since I have personally lost hope for this season lets take a look ahead to the offseason. Today we will start with the question of picking up Akinori Iwamura’s opition for next season.

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Vote Pena!

July 8, 2009

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Daily Links

June 9, 2009

Heres some info for everyone to check out:

Read about an optimist and pessimist view of the Rays this year.

Read about how Burrell effects Pena’s stats.

Read about the teams best and worse draft picks.

Get some info on the prep pitching class.

Join The Rays Party in a chat during the draft.

Daily Links

May 22, 2009

It has been a busy 24 hours for the Rays as we have had roster changes, new park issues, and Ben Zobrist. Read all about it.

Read about Kazmir, Percival down, Brignac, Thayer up

Read about Monday’s possible starter: David Price

Read about Troy Percival’s possible retirement

Read about Rays abandoning Al Lang site

See the proposed sites

Read the Tribune’s praise of the great Ben Zobrist

Read the Times’ praise

One Big Mashup

May 14, 2009

We’re a little behind schedule so here’s last night’s thoughts, today’s preview, daily links, and lineups all in one post. Don’t get used to it.

I couldn’t catch much of last night’s game, but it seemed pretty typical. Carlos Pena had a good day at the plate, along with B.J. Upton who had three hits. The story offensively was Jason Bartlett who is the best hitter in the bottom three of any order. Barty continues to mash and hit his fifth homerun of the season in his first at bat. Let the debate for J.B. leading off over Upton continue.

Jeff Niemann had a typical start, going five innings and working in and out of trouble all night. And Troy Percival also had a typical night for himself which is giving up a lot of runs quickly and efficiently: that’s four runs, on four hits and two jacks on 19 pitches. Luckily the Rays were up by a good amount and were able to escape Baltimore with a W (as sad as that sounds). Read the rest of this entry »

Daily Links

May 10, 2009

Tonight the Rays will appear on ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball for the first time since April of 2000. It is Mother’s Day so we’ll see the pink bats, necklaces, and now shoes. Here is some reading material while you wait for the 8:05 PM start.

Read about who the Rays got from the A’s

Read about tonight’s pink cleats

Read about Steve Phillips expert analysis

Read about another article talking about Kazmir’s mechanics

Read about the attendance against the Red Sox

Read about Garza’s recent success

Daily Links

April 30, 2009

After surfing around the Rays blogosphere, there seems to be a general consensus including one we highlighted towards the end of last night’s post; someone or something needs to motivate this team. Whether it be Joe Maddon lighting a fire underneath them or an event like last year’s brawl. Only fitting that the Red Sox are in town this weekend. Either way, check out what’s going on in the world of the Rays.

Read about the First Annual Rays Trade Pool which we took part in

Read about Jason Bartlett’s hamstring

Read about this weekends “must win” series

Read about the hopeless Rays

Read about Maddon needing to find his inner Lou Piniella

Read about Desmond Jennings’ hot start

Read about the Rays continuing the trend of poor starts by WS losers