Projected Line-Up

December 21, 2009

In an effort to spice up the site, over the holiday break I am going to attempt to learn as much about sabermetrics as I can. But for now it’s back to writing the basic stuff I know how to. Over the next weeks I will be breaking down what I think the starting 9 will be and will continue to update it until the season starts. Read the rest of this entry »

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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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Is it just me?

September 2, 2009
Story of the season. (Dirk Shad/Times)

Story of the season. (Dirk Shadd/Times)

Is it just me or was it easier watching the Devil Rays get destroyed all season than watching the Rays this year? Read the rest of this entry »


Los Angles Angels 4 Tampa Bay Rays 3

June 9, 2009

Shields did not receive a lot of run support. (AP)

Shields did not receive a lot of run support. (AP)


Another tough loss for Tampa tonight. The Rays can not seem to have a huge offensive game whenever James Shields is on the mound. Tonight’s loss puts the Rays two games under .500. Read the rest of this entry »


Game 55: Kanas City Royals 0, Tampa Bay Rays 9

June 4, 2009

Giraffes seem to like shaving cream. (Brian Cassella/Times)

Giraffes seem to like shaving cream. (Brian Cassella/Times)


Adrian is on hiatus so I will be doing the post game. Tonight’s win for the Rays was huge as they go for the sweep tomorrow against the Royals. With the great pitching performance from Jeff Niemann and an¬†offensive¬†outburst, the Rays looked like the team of ’08. Read the rest of this entry »


Series Preview: Kanas City Royals VS. Tampa Bay Rays

June 1, 2009
Joyce celebrates his homerun.

Joyce celebrates his homerun.

Kanas rolls into town for a three game series against the Rays. Since Tampa is playing better we are dropping the Devil for the time being. The Rays looked strong against the Twins taking two out of three. But playing in the AL East means that they need to sweep teams such as the Twins and Royals. Plus we do not have to see Zack Greinke. Read the rest of this entry »


Series Preview: Cleveland Indians

May 25, 2009
David Price makes his debut tonight. (A/P)

David Price makes his debut tonight. (A/P)

We are going to try something a little different for pre-games here at Trop Talk. Instead of a daily pre-game we are going to try series previews to see how that goes. Tell us if you like this style or would rather see the old daily pre-games by either leaving comments or reaching us through one of the contacts on the contact page.

So without further ado, lets take a look at the next opponent, the Cleveland Indians. Read the rest of this entry »