Erik Hahmann


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


Fun With Rays Photo Day


The team pictures that are taken every spring give us picture upon picture of free entertainment. This season the Rays took some of the "best" in baseball. I'm a bit late on this, but here are some...

A Q&A with Rob Neyer


via Rob, looking into the distance, wondering how the Pirates are on their way to another losing season Which ever type of writing you fancy, be it sports or otherwise, there is...

Rays FanFest Videos


Here are two videos from the Rays FanFest yesterday. The first one is about six minutes of the David Price and Dirk Hayhurst panel. The look on Price's face when Hayhurst is talking about something...

PTBNL: AL East Preview Edition


Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeee're baaaaaaaaaaaaack. At least for one week. It's been a long time, but we finally recorded another episode of The Podcast To Be Named Later. This was a season preview edition...

An Interview With Andrew Friedman


If America is going to celebrate fake holidays like, say, Valentine's Day, then I think the day pitcher's and catcher's report should be included as well. Baseball is back. It's about time. What...

Tampa Bay Unrealized Stadium Concepts


One of the many wonderful things about Twitter is the sharing of information, namely links, you'd never come across otherwise. The most recent find, courtesy of Ben Kabak and Jonah Keri, might end...

A Look At Some PECOTA Projections


As we noted yesterday, Baseball Prospectus released their PECOTA projections for the upcoming season. If you're not familiar with PECOTA, Wikipedia is here to help. In short, it's one of the most...

AL East: Where Young Catching Talent Rules The Earth


There are several compelling story lines within the American League East this season. Carl Crawford is a Red Sox, Manny Ramirez and Johnny Damon are Rays, the Yankees are determinated to build the...

Comparable Players By Age


Upon the retirement of Rocco Baldelli at the early age of 29, Matt Klaassen thought it fit to try and figure out what type of career he may have had if injuries hadn't ravaged his legs. Klaassen...

Rays #2 In Keith Law's Organizational Rankings


2. Tampa Bay Rays Probably second even before they dealt Matt Garza, they're now No. 2 with a bullet and not far behind Kansas City for No. 1. They're absolutely loaded, with top-end talent near that of K.C., but not the extensive depth of prospects the Royals have. The Rays have focused on arms and impact bats in the middle of the field, mixing in the occasional corner bat (Josh Sale), but mostly recognizing that replacement level is so low right now for certain positions and roster spots that there's still some hidden value to be found. They also boast more picks in the first three rounds of the 2011 draft than any other club, so look for the prospect-rich to get richer.

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