It’s safe to say that Austin Pruitt‘s start in the big leagues hasn’t been a cakewalk.
This is not about a new pitch Cobb has added. It is about an old one that is missing.
Trea Turner and Joe Ross. The Rays flipped them both over to the Nationals from the Padres in return for an MLB ready, imposing bat in Steven Souza Jr. Turner had a small cup of coffee in 2015, but he broke out in 2016 with 13 HR, 33 SB and 3.0 WAR in 73 games. […]
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. […]
Evan Longoria is the face of the Tampa Bay Rays. For nearly a decade now, he’s given the Rays something that many teams would desire from the 3B position. Not only that, but he will be the first Ray to ever have their number retired. Hall of Fame credentials? Probably not. But he’s been the […]
This very site that you are reading right this second has advocated for righty bats as long as the offseason has existed. Top targets for this analyst include Chris Carter and Franklin Gutierrez. You can scratch that second name off the list. With the Rays signing Rickie Weeks Jr. they have effectively gotten Franklin Gutierrez […]
The last time I did one of these the Rays traded Jake McGee and German Marquez to the Colorado Rockies for Corey Dickerson, the subject of that particular sales pitch. This day I come before you a man with a vision. I cannot merely tell you about what I have seen. Oh no, that would […]
The Rays acquired pitching prospect Jose De Leon from the Dodgers last night in exchange for Logan Forsythe and my immediate reaction was excitement. Logan Forsythe is a very underrated player who has been a key cog for the Rays the past two seasons. Jason did a great job analyzing him and what the Rays […]
Blake Snell made his major league debut for the Rays in 2016 and pitched pretty well. The former top left-handed pitching prospect showed off an impressive four pitch arsenal. He made 19 starts overall and put up some pretty decent numbers: Blake Snell 2016 Stats A few things jump out to me particularly. For starters, […]