Erik Hahmann


Editor at DRaysBay, writer for RotoGraphs, TV writer for Creative Loafing.


An Open Letter To St. Petersburg Mayor Bill Foster


I originally published this story one year ago today. Recent national articles have made the content matter relevant again. Everything below still holds true. Dear Mayor Foster,             I...

Interview with Rays TV Analyst Brian Anderson, Part 2


You can find Part 1 of this interview here. Thanks again to Brian for taking the time to talk with us. It's a real pleasure getting to listen to his  analysis on a daily basis -- we've certainly...

Interview with Rays TV Analyst Brian Anderson, Part 1


We've done a lot of interviews over the years. Players, front office executives, you name it. They've all been great. Having said that, I don't know if I've ever been more excited than I was for...

Florida State League All Star Game Open Thread


I'm in the box for the FSL All-Star League game today. The Charlotte Stone Crabs have a strong presence here with six players represented.  Alex Colome: 4-4, 4.46 ERA, 70.2 IP, 62K Josh Satow: 3-3,...

Rays Defeat Marlins 5-1 Behind Home Runs for Rodriguez and Shoppach


It's games like these that gave way to the invention of advanced metrics like FIP and xFIP. If you just glance at the game you'd see that Wade Davis threw six innings and allowed just one run....

Shields Stymies Sox, Spins Spirited Spectacle


Shields Stymies Sox, Spins Spirited Spectacle

Deep Thoughts: The Rays and Plate Discipline


This isn't the normal style of our Deep Thoughts pieces. This one is more formalized, with more of a direct point in mind. The issue of the Rays plate discipline got brought up and Steve and I had...

Rays Go To Extras, Beat Angels 4-3


I'm not going to try and pretend. I have a hell of a cold, and a day job to boot, so I went to bed last night after the 3rd inning with the Rays leading 1-0. So I'm going to rely on you, the...

2011 MLB Draft: Live Blogging the Rays First-Round

Update 9:17: Rays Select Taylor Guerrieri, RHP, Spring Valley High School (SC) Looks like Brad Matthews was the scout in the South Carolina area where Taylor played. Keith Law's analysis: G...

Rays Bats Fall Silent, Sonnanstine Struggles in 7-0 Loss to Mariners


Unless every Rays starting pitcher, be he prospect or veteran, falls deathly ill this season I believe last night's start was Andy Sonnanstine's final in a Rays' uniform. Andy, you were a great...

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