Rays 4, O’s 3 Post Game 4/6/10

April 6, 2010

So uh, I was more pumped about Opening Day this year than I have ever been.. The Rays didn’t let that excitement go to waste! WALK OFFFFF!!!!

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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 »

Trade Candidates

July 11, 2009

After writing the Scott Kazmir article I have decided to take a look at the possible Rays to be traded this season if any. So without further to do here it goes. Read the rest of this entry »

Game 34: Tampa Bay Rays 5 Baltimore Orioles 7

May 12, 2009

At least the bullpen looked good. (Jason Behnken)

At least the bullpen looked good. (Jason Behnken)

An interesting game up to the third inning. Starting pitching let the team down and a lack of late inning offense helped contribute to the loss. Since I am not happy about a pathetic display against the last place team, lets get into this. Read the rest of this entry »

A Closer Look At Stolen Base Tendencies

May 11, 2009

The Rays lead all of baseball with 53 stolen bases thus far. While as it doesn’t come as much of a surprise due to great team speed and Joe Maddon’s aggressive mindset, there is a strange anomaly that was pointed out by a buddy of mine. So I looked into it, and sure enough, there is a very wide gap between bags stolen off of righties and off of lefties: 45 vs. RHP, 8 vs. LHP. So let’s take a closer look, stats provided by baseball-reference.com.

Let’s start with Carl Crawford who has nearly half of the Rays’ stolen base total at 22. Of the 22 bases Crawford has swiped, 21 have come off righties and only one off a lefty. Reasons? Well it could be simply that C.C. has had more opportunities off of righties which he has (99PA as opposed to 52PA vs. LHP). However, he’s actually hitting very well against lefties so far. In 48 at bats, Crawford is hitting .292 and has drawn three walks to have an OBP of .346. So that’s 17 times he’s reached against a lefty, four of which were doubles. Of those 17 chances, I was unable to find how often he had a runner in front of him but you can still see that he hasn’t had nearly the amount of chances then he would off a righty. Read the rest of this entry »

Over/Under: Carl Crawford

March 17, 2009

Today’s Hitter is Carl Crawford

Carl hit .273 with 8 HR’s, 57 RBI’s, and 25 SB’s in ’08

Prediction: Over

The main reason of this being B.J Upton in the lead-off spot. Mr. “I will never bat out of the two spot in the line up” needs someone with more of a threat on base so he receives better looks at the dish. Carl will need to become more of a team player this year if B.J does lead off. This means actually doing something called bunting and moving runners into scoring position. Also, lets hope that nagging leg injury doesn’t flair up again. We all want to see Carl’s pit crew more active this year.

Predicted ’09 Stats: .280, 11 HR’s, 65 RBI’s and 40 SB’s