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Season Preview: Ryan Yarbrough

Season Preview: Ryan Yarbrough

Photo by Elsa/ Does the hard contact suppressing machine have another strong year in his future? Given the chaos of the last season, it’s a little easy to have lost track of but Ryan Yarbrough no longer needs cover. The pitcher who made his name in a role without a name (“headliner?” “bulk guy?” “follower?”) has started 18 of his last 20 appearances and has a 4.02 ERA in the 20 appearances. How did we get here? It all started with his now infamous start in Seattle in August of 2019. Yarbrough had been semi-alternating traditional starts with...
DRaysBay Feb 22, 2021
Rays Your Voice: Yarbitration and Spring Training, with Andrea Arcadipane and Danny Russell

Rays Your Voice: Yarbitration and Spring Training, with Andrea Arcadipane and Danny Russell

Photo by Joe Robbins/ Andrea Arcadipane makes her Rays Your Voice debut. DRaysBay’s newest writer, Andrea Arcadipane, makes her Rays Your Voice debut on our latest episode, and we discuss her viral video where she explains why Ryan Yarbrough lost his arbitration case. Why #Rays Ryan Yarbrough Lost his Arbitration Case- full process walkthrough pic.twitter.com/0vIDM2gsfB— Andrea (@scoutgirlreport) February 16, 2021 Ronaldo Hernandez, once the Rays' top catching prospect, has been dealt to the Boston Red Sox for two pitchers that were recently DFA’d!...
DRaysBay Feb 22, 2021
Why Ryan Yarbrough Lost His Arbitration Case

Why Ryan Yarbrough Lost His Arbitration Case

Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports Walking through how the Rays determined their $2.3 million salary for Yarbrough Ryan Yarbrough lost his arbitration case against the Rays last week after trying to secure a $3.1 million salary for 2021. He will end up receiving the salary provided by the Rays, $2.3 million. Let’s take a look at why he lost, and what made the Rays’ salary more appropriate from the perspective of the arbitrators. If you need further context, I have written previously about the arbitration process in this article, and there is a DRaysBay Guide from this...
DRaysBay Feb 10, 2021
Yarbitration: Why Ryan Yarbrough’s arbitration case matters

Yarbitration: Why Ryan Yarbrough’s arbitration case matters

Adam Hagy-USA TODAY Sports But we may never know quite what it means. Ryan Yarbrough and the Tampa Bay Rays took part in the most-anticipated arbitration hearing of the past three years yesterday, and while we will unfortunately never learn exactly what arguments were made and why the arbitrators sided how they did, their decision will be as close to a precedent-setting court ruling as MLB arbitration ever gets. But for reasons we had no way of predicting back in 2018 — a season-shortening pandemic and some extreme batted ball data — this decision will only work as...

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