Tag: Tampa Bay Rays

How Much Bargaining Power Does James Loney Have?

Yesterday the Seattle Mariners added Corey Hart and Logan Morrison, then claimed they would use both first base options in the outfield. That removed...

First Pitch: The Rays are the Model Team and Haven’t Won...

What Would the Rays Do? If you've read this site long enough, you will have seen that phrase from me. And by "long enough", I...

Hunter Pence and the 2008 Rays

Remember back before the 2011 season started, when the Pittsburgh Pirates were coming off a 57-105 season, easily making them the worst team in...

The More Important Topic That Coonelly Discussed

A week ago we posted our interview with Frank Coonelly, discussing a wide variety of topics relating to the Pittsburgh Pirates.  However, it seems...

Ryan Beckman On Today’s Game

During today's Pirates spring opener versus the Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Kevin Correia wasn't able to complete his schedule two innings due to...

No Bad Analogies Needed for Baseball Economics

Let me tell you a little story about a friend I have.  This friend is a chef that owns his own restaurant.  Unfortunately he's...

The Rays Demonstrate What the Pirates Need to Achieve

The Tampa Bay Rays and the Pittsburgh Pirates don't share a lot of similarities these days.  The Rays broke out in 2008, and have...

Random thoughts on a snow-covered Saturday

As I went to bed last night, I had a couple of tentative ideas on how I would spend my Saturday morning. First on...
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