Friday, April 29, 2011

Weekend Open Thread

Important note: Jake Thompson does NOT have a torn ACL. It was a glitch with the milb system

No scores & highlights post, but here's a quick update:

Durham Bulls lost both games of a doubleheader to Louisville, 3-2 and 11-5. Brandon Guyer hit his 5th home run of the year and his season line is up to .372/.437/.667.

Montgomery Biscuits defeated Jacksonville 4-3 thanks in part to an Evan Longoria solo home run in his first rehab game. Nick Barnese left after three innings with pain in his lat. Here's a quote from manager Billy Gardner via Stacy Long: "He said it doesn't feel that bad, but we wanted to be cautious," he said. "There was no way he was going back out there."

Charlotte Stone Crabs lost to Jupiter 4-3. Kyle Lobstein allowed three runs in 3.2 innings in his 2011 debut. Hak-Ju Lee went 2-3 with a walk and is hitting .467/.538/.733 in eleven games.

Bowling Green Hot Rods lost 12-5 to Great Lakes. Nick Schwaner and Robi Estrada each homered.


So I'll start the discussion with this: How would you like to see us do the draft coverage, at least for the first night when the Rays have 10 of the first 60 picks. It's going to basically be rapid-fire in the supplemental round. We could either do what usually do, and get a post up for each pick with as much info we can get as fast as we can, or we could do a Cover-It-Live thing and do everything we can in there, then get the posts up on each player a little bit later. Any thoughts, or other ideas?


  1. Kevin,

    Is it possible we can do one of those chats during the draft? And then, after each pick, you could make a post on each with whatever info you find?

  2. 10 picks in 3 hours is going to be insane. There's no way we can do it as individual posts with info as it happens, esp with the back-to-back picks. Might as well do CiL and then posts on each player later.

    Make sure to check out for their lists of top eligible players by position, the pitchers list just came out this morning.

    For more draft stuff click on the "Draft History" tab at the top of the page. I added a spreadsheet of every Rays pick going back to 1996. Just click on the year you want in the tabs at the bottom. It includes every pick we have in 2011 too, with estimated slots based on last years numbers (I'll update if MLB says it's going up or down this year, not that any team will follow the rules this year anyway). I'm still adding in old bonus numbers and cleaning up COL/JC/HS info (which I just eyeballed), but the rest of the data is nearly complete. I'm still playing with the layout, do you like it as one spreadsheet or should I post it as 16 separate sheets you can see all on one page?

  3. I like the way you have it formatted now.

    Maybe not individual posts, but if you could have one for the first round and update it with info from BA or whatever when the Rays pick someone. I'll give you any info I find on players during the draft.

  4. We'll have a post for each player as an easy landing page for those searching on Google or whatever.

  5. By the way, Doug, the draft history thing is awesome.

  6. Is it true that Cobb was pulled from his start for Durham tonight?