Recently, my good friend Dave turned me on to this outrageously excellent post from a user named reillocity over at Minor League Ball. Go read it. I’ll still be here. Being the colossal nerd that I am I figured I would take a stab at replicating something like this at the Major League level for pitchers […]
Here’s some web linkages in the event that you missed the first two parts of this series, in which, I reviewed Nate Karns and Logan Morrison. This third and final part of the series will take a deep dive into Brad Miller, the SS that is inarguably the linchpin of this deal from the Rays perspective. […]
Two men separated by hundreds of miles recently had a staring contest over the phone. It’s inaccurate to say there were only two individuals involved because this tête-à-tête also involved a clock or maybe a watch or some kid’s potato-powered homemade time-telling device fresh off earning the bronze in a local science fair. You see, […]
Even the most casual of Rays fans would admit the baserunning in 2015 has been sub-par. Many plays come to mind, but the play that sums up the baserunning the best in 2015 happened on July 19th in Toronto.
When Joey Butler was signed by the Rays, it was such an afterthought we never even wrote it up here. Even when he was called up to replace Steven Souza Jr. the first time the rookie went to the disabled list, we did not write him up. Even when Butler was hitting .347/.373/.529, we didn’t […]
Earlier this month during one of the radio broadcasts, Dave Wills mentioned he was talking to a scout before the game that said, “Kiermaier has enough pop to hurt himself at the plate.” The larger point was that a player who looks like someone that could thrive as a slash and dash player sometimes took […]
A few days ago, Ben Lindbergh posted a phenomenal expose on Evan Longoria’s disappearing power. In it, he quoted BaseballProspectus.com’s swing analyst, Ryan Parker. Earlier tonight on Twitter, Parker added a few more thoughts.
Making his 2015 debut, Alex Colome turned in his most well-rounded big-league performance yet.
In an ideal world, a starting pitcher would come equipped with a minimum of three usable pitches, command and, the durability to pitch deep into 30-35 games a year. Realistically, there are maybe a handful of pitchers on the planet that can check all of these boxes. In lieu of having all the above, most […]