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DRaysBay Dec 9, 2014

Rays bullpen trade target: "Blaine Hardy"

The archetype, not the actual pitcher. I have in my hand a list of twenty-five people. To my knowledge, the secretary of state does not know them to be communists, but they do have something in common. Drew Smyly is number three, Grant Balfour five, Joel Peralta seven, Jake Odorizzi eight, and Jake McGee 17. Can you guess what the list is? It's pitchers who threw at least thirty innings last season sorted by the rise on their four-seam fastballs (as categorized by the MLBAM algorithm). The Rays had five players clustered near the top. No other team had more than three. My point is that...

Twinsights: Chris Colabello's thumb is nearly healed

SAN DIEGO -- Seven and a half months after getting jammed by a Grant Balfour sinker at Tampa Bay,  Chris Colabello's right thumb is almost fully healed. Surgery has been ruled out after a series of doctor visits, X-rays and magnetic resonance imaging exams. The injury did cause Colabello to skip winter ball after a disappointing regular season in which he enjoyed a blazing start but was unable to sustain it. In a text message, Colabello said his thumb "finally seems to be getting there." He hopes to start his normal offseason hitting routine in the next week or two. […] The post...
Rays Index Dec 5, 2014

Rays Hire 36-Year-Old Kevin Cash To Be Manager

Kevin Cash is the new manager of the Tampa Bay Rays according to several media outlets. Ken Rosenthal was the first to report. Cash, who will turn 37 tomorrow, is just three weeks older than Grant Balfour and most recently served as the bullpen coach for the Cleveland Indians. The […]

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