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 […]
Brad Boxberger was on the mound Tuesday for the Tampa Bay Rays. Boxberger was almost certain that the night would end with a win. But as he was pitching, confrontation reared its ugly head.
Danny Farquhar has been on the RDU to TPA Delta Shuttle quite a bit this season, but has been up to stay since August 7th. However, this time around, something has changed.
The Rays rather unceremoniously, if not harshly, dumped Desmond Jennings over the weekend. The move in and of itself was not surprising, but it also is yet another reminder of a large organizational problem.