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Rotoworld Mar 8, 2014
Grant Balfour said that he's going through a dead-arm period.
DRaysBay Mar 2, 2014
And postgame interviews with Alex Cobb, Grant Balfour, and Joe Maddon. Here are highlights from today's spring training game against the Minnesota Twins in Port Charlotte. Thanks to the Rays for making and releasing these. Included are: Alex Cobb being his ace-y self. Brandon Guyer making a diving catch in right field. Yunel Escobar turning on a fastball and bouncing it over the fence. Grant Balfour painting the corner. Evan Longoria turning on a fastball but not needing to bounce it over the fence. Postgame interview with Alex Cobb: Postgame interview with Grant Balfour (isn't he...
DRaysBay Feb 23, 2014
A very fun game. Previous answers: Tuesday (Jake McGee); Wednesday (Brandon Gomes); Thursday (Juan Carlos Oviedo); Friday (Heath Bell) Saturday: Everyone who answered, including BeantownRaysFan and BossmanJunior333, correctly identified the mystery reliever yesterday. It was Grant Balfour. Let's look at the chart again. This was Balfour in 2013. via pitchfx.texasleaguers.com And this was Balfour in his breakout 2008 with the Rays. via pitchfx.texasleaguers.com That was a truly dominant rising fastball, averaging nearly 95 mph, but Balfour's transformation into a balanced pitcher has made...
DRaysBay Feb 20, 2014
What Rays fans need to watch during Spring Training The full squad of the 2014 Tampa Bay Rays has finally reported to Port Charlotte, ushering in the best Spring Training speculation and storylines. The off-season that featured a three-team trade, David Price rumors, and a Grant Balfour homecoming, among other things, was an eventful few months for the Rays. While the team did address a number of concerns and weaknesses during the off-season, there's still plenty of drama and storylines left to follow heading into Spring Training. 1) Competition for No. 5 pitcher News broke on Feb. 3 that...
Rays Index Feb 19, 2014
Here is the truck that Grant Balfour drove to camp today, reaffirming his nickname, The Mad Australian (via the Tampa Bay Rays) © The Professor for Rays Index, 2014. | Permalink | No comment | Add to del.icio.us Post tags:
South Side Sox Feb 13, 2014
Overemphasis of saves in salary determinations spurred trade of Addison Reed, and it might alter plans for Nate Jones Generally speaking, sabermetric orthodoxy says teams shouldn't chase saves or the pitchers who own them. That's why it's odd that some of the league's most analytics-based operations spent a healthy amount of money on closers with experience this offseason, even though they had big and talented arms in the bullpen begging for a shot at ninth-inning glory. Rays: Traded for Heath Bell ($5.5 million) signed Grant Balfour ($12 million for two years) Athletics: Traded for Jim...
San Jose Mercury News Feb 11, 2014
Newcomers Jim Johnson and Scott Kazmir will have tough jobs replacing Grant Balfour and Bartolo Colon.
Baltimore Sun Feb 10, 2014
While pitching in the A.L. East played a role in Bronson Arroyo's decision to sign with the Diamondbacks, one source said the Orioles' two failed physicals this offseason also was a factor.
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