This is not about a new pitch Cobb has added. It is about an old one that is missing.
Today’s outing was weird in many ways. If one were to only watch the box score, Snell’s outing was rough as he needed a lot of pitches to get through the first two innings. The actual live video was actually more bizarre than rough.
The no-doubter Ronald Torreyes hit off Jake Odorizzi the other night highlighted an issue that Odorizzi has. No, not the issue with homers because that is a by-product of living off high heat and split-changeups. If the fastball does not get high enough or the splitter does not dive enough, both will get hit hard. […]
Every bullpen has the LOOGY to bring in and get the opposition’s lefty slugger in a key moment. The Rays do not have to use Xavier Cedeno in that manner because they have several righty relievers that are effective against lefties due to their respective changeups. What the pen lacked last year was the ROOGY […]
Kevin Cash stated early in the 2016 camp he wanted to “challenge some of our pitchers to extend themselves a bit from the pen…some guys that can give us 4+ outs.” In 2015, Cash utilized 17 different relief pitchers (excluding appearances by position players) and utilized four pitchers – Steve Geltz, Brad Boxberger, Brandon Gomes, […]
With less than a calendar month to go before baseball begins to smell new again we wanted to spend each day going through some of the best performances in 2016. Using game WPA for 15 starting pitcher and hitter performances we hope to be able to take you on a trip down memory lane each day.
With less than a calendar month to go before baseball begins to smell new again we wanted to spend each day going through some of the best performances in 2016. Using game WPA for 15 starting pitcher and hitter performances we hope to be able to take you on a trip down memory lane each day. #30 […]
The addition of Wilson Ramos to the roster meant someone had to go, and that someone was Justin O’Conner. Cross yet another name off that 2010+2011 plethora of high draft picks and potential that never materialized.
Kevin Kiermaier set career highs in both his walk rate and his on base percentage while still missing a good chunk of time recovering from his hand injury. Previously, we have looked at his diet plan, how he stuck with it, and Hanselman took a deeper dive into what was happening on Kiermaier’s 2016 player […]