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DRaysBay 22 hours ago
Where does Blake Snell rank among left handed Cy Young winners?

Where does Blake Snell rank among left handed Cy Young winners?

Blake Snell’s 2018 was a recordbook season Unless you’ve been completely unplugged for the past few days, you probably already know that Blake Snell is the 2018 American League Cy Young Award winner. He’s the 25th southpaw to win the award since it began in 1956. And while we know how dominant he was all year, just how dominant was he in the context of other southpaws? How does his ‘18 campaign stack up all time? Spoiler alert: The answer is pretty darn good Blake Snell’s run prevention was historic It was undoubtedly Snell’s microscopic 1.89 ERA that won him the Cy Yong award....
DRaysBay 23 hours ago
Will Ji-Man Choi need to return to South Korea for military service?

Will Ji-Man Choi need to return to South Korea for military service?

Laying out the options for the Korean slugger. Hello! As this is my first article at DRaysBay, I’d like to introduce myself. My name is Homin, and I am a Korean who has been rooting for the Rays for a long time. Korea may not be a very familiar country to Americans, but Korea has a strong relationship with MLB as it is one of the few countries that enjoys baseball a lot. As I make my debut with DRaysBay, I would like to talk about the relationship between Korea and the Rays. Specifically, many Rays fans wanted to know about Ji-Man Choi’s military service. I’m not his agent or a...
DRaysBay Nov 16, 2018
Previewing the Rays forty-man roster: Position Players

Previewing the Rays forty-man roster: Position Players

Mallex will be Effecting on a different coast, but the Rays will still have important decisions to make. The Rays addressed a potential outfield glut and found a catcher in an early trade, but that forty-man space will still be tight. In this second part of our look at likely roster decisions, we consider Rays position players. Depth is important on the position side, but isn’t nearly as important as the pitching side. You’ll need some flexible players that will be able to step up in a bench role with others being pushed into a more prominent role when injuries occur. Catchers Mike...
DRaysBay Nov 16, 2018
View from the Catwalk: Kyle Snyder praises Blake Snell’s Cy Young win

View from the Catwalk: Kyle Snyder praises Blake Snell’s Cy Young win

These good vibes are gonna last a while We are now living in the year 1 A.S.C. Anno Snello CyYoungi. The 25-year-old lefty became the youngest pitcher since Clayton Kershaw to win the award, and it was more than deserving. Even Kate Upton couldn’t really complain. Here at DRB, we have you covered head to toe with CyZilla coverage, with a dope t-shirt even making the front page. So, respect your youngsters, buy a CyZilla t-shirt, and enjoy our abundance of Blake Snell coverage. Rays News If you didn’t get enough Snell from our coverage, be sure to listen to Neil Solondz with pitching...
DRaysBay Nov 16, 2018
Previewing the Rays forty-man roster: pitchers

Previewing the Rays forty-man roster: pitchers

Starters, openers, closers, bulk guys. Who fits into the Rays plans for 2019? The Tampa Bay Rays have already made one move this winter to prepare their roster for the upcoming season. They’ve already made a first round of cuts to open up space for players returning from the 60 day disabled list and the newly acquired Mike Zunino and Guillermo Heredia. The roster currently sits at 40. With a full complement of major league players and a host of major-league-ready talent in the minors, the Rays have many decisions to make as they set a 2019 roster. Of course there are likely trades and...