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View from the Catwalk:

View from the Catwalk:

Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports Rays News MLB teams had to decide whom to protect from the Rule 5 draft on Friday, which necessitated some difficult roster moves all around. The #Rays have made 3 additions to the 40-man roster:INF Taylor WallsOF Josh Lowe RHP Drew StrotmanHunter Renfroe and Brian O'Grady have been DFA'ed.— Neil Solondz (@neilsolondz) November 20, 2020 You can read John Romano’s take on these choices here($). Rays VP of Baseball Operations Peter Bendix, rocking that pandemic haircut, reflects on the Renfroe trade and DFA: Hunter Renfroe...
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Renfroe DFA’d, 3 prospects added in 40-man roster moves

Renfroe DFA’d, 3 prospects added in 40-man roster moves

Photo by Cooper Neill/MLB Photos via The Rays were busy Friday ahead of a 40-man roster deadline. The 6 p.m. ET deadline to add players to the 40-man roster in advance of the Rule 5 draft has passed, and the Rays were busy, adding outfielder Josh Lowe, right-handed pitcher Drew Strotman, and infielder Taylor Walls to the roster. To make room on the roster, utilityman Brian O’Grady and outfielder Hunter Renfroe were designated for assignment. Renfroe — acquired in the Tommy Pham trade a year ago — added power as advertised but posted career lows with a .156...
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Tampa Bay Rays Social Justice Initiative: NAACP

Tampa Bay Rays Social Justice Initiative: NAACP

Mary Holt-USA TODAY Sports An opportunity to learn about the historic organization from the president of NAACP Hillsborough Branch, Yvette Lewis Today, we are happy to feature an interview with Yvette Lewis, the president of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) in Hillsborough County, as we continue to learn about the organizations the Tampa Bay Rays have partnered with in the Tampa Bay Community. Following the murder of George Floyd at the hands of a police officer, we have engaged in conversations with community leaders and our...
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The 2020 Rays finally conquered Third-Order Winning Percentage

The 2020 Rays finally conquered Third-Order Winning Percentage

Photo by Ronald Martinez/ Was it just a 60-game fluke? Just about three years ago, during the post-2017 offseason, I penned a piece looking at just how bad the Rays franchise had been in terms of living up to their billing in regards to Baseball Prospectus’ third-order winning percentage. As a friendly reminder, the BP website defines the metric as: 3rd Order Winning Percentage: A team’s projected winning percentage, based on underlying statistics and adjusted for quality of opponents. Uses Adjusted Equivalent Runs scored and allowed, which adjust the Equivalent...
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View from the Catwalks: Chapman finally has suspension hearing

View from the Catwalks: Chapman finally has suspension hearing

Photo by Alex Trautwig/MLB Photos via Who is the most untouchable Rays player? WWe moves ThunderDome to the Thunderdome. Gary Sánchez has no trade value. Rays News Mike Brosseau got revenge a couple of times against the Yankees for the near manslaughter that occurred in the Bronx. Most notably, the HR against Chapman that ended his and the Yankees season in the ALDS. That’s the best punishment for the Rays as the MLB was always going to be way too light: I think he served his punishment on Oct. 9 tbh https://t.co/0A2eiBcS4M— Juan Toribio (@juanctoribio) November...