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The Rays Way: Tampa Bay embraced a new slider-heavy pitching focus in 2019

The Rays Way: Tampa Bay embraced a new slider-heavy pitching focus in 2019

2018 Rays Trends, Part II - the Rays Way of pitching continues to evolve Last week we checked out a couple of trends on the offensive side of things for the Rays in 2018, most notably that they traded in a lot of their power for a more contact-friendly (and speedy) approach at the plate. This week, let’s take a trend on the run prevention side of things, namely the Rays pitch selection in 2018. Kings of the Changeup For a long time, the Rays dedication to the changeup was one of their main calling cards. James Shields was the leader on this front (24.1 percent career changeup rate; 34.1...
Jays Journal Oct 30, 2018

Blue Jays: James Shields might be what the 2019 rotation needs

The Toronto Blue Jays 2019 rotation currently has a ton of question marks surrounding it. That’s where the stability & innings of James Shields could help. If you were to project the 2019 Toronto Blue Jays rotation, there definitely isn’t a whole lot of innings that can be counted upon between Marcus Stroman, Aaron Sanchez, and […] Blue Jays: James Shields might be what the 2019 rotation needs - Jays Journal - Jays Journal - A Toronto Blue Jays Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Chicago Sun-Times Oct 29, 2018

White Sox pick up option on Nate Jones, decline on James Shields

The White Sox exercised their $4.65 million club option on right-hander Nate Jones and declined their $16 million option on righty James Shields.

White Sox pick up reliever Nate Jones' option, give James Shields $2 million buyout

In an attempt to stabilize their bullpen, the White Sox picked up the $4.65 million option on reliever Nate Jones. The Sox also cut ties with pitcher James Shields by declining a $16 million team option for 2019 and electing to exercise a $2 million buyout. The move allows Shields to become a free...

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