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, […]
Kevin Cash has made it clear that he plans on using the bullpen differently in 2016. His exact words early in camp was he wanted to “challenge some of our pitchers to extend themselves a bit from the pen….some guys that can give us 4+ outs.” Last season, Cash utilized 17 different relief pitchers (not including […]
Kevin Cash has shown a propensity for pulling his starting pitcher quicker than the fan base and the media would care for him to do. There is a method to his perceived madness, but there is no overlooking the fact that the relievers are in games quite a bit this season. The looming question is whether […]
Can the Rays use Jake McGee effectively without him racking up saves?
The Rays and Orioles traded blows in the latter stages of Saturday’s game before Tampa Bay landed the knockout punch(es) in the 11th round inning. At one point, the Rays were up 3-0 and held an 86% chance of victory in the fifth inning. Fast forward a bit and the Orioles started the ninth inning […]