Recent Tampa Bay Rays Blogs

Good Deal Or Bad Deal?

In my recent analysis of the Rays starting pitching depth I said that I don't expect the Rays to even trade Kazmir before the next season (or at least before the offseason) as I think they would love for ... more
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Author: mvn
Posted: September 1st, 2009
Tags: Baseball, Tampa Bay Rays

Hellboy With One Hitter Over 8 Innings!

One day after Alex Cobb and David Newmann combined for 14 shutout innings (8 H, 2 BB, 10 K) in High A, Jeremy Hellickson had his best appearance of the season. He struck out 12 in 8 innings of work ... more
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Author: mvn
Posted: August 31st, 2009
Tags: Baseball, Tampa Bay Rays

Walk Concerns For Howell

A pitcher with below average velocity shouldn't walk a lot of batters, but J.P. Howell has done that recently. GIPBB/9K/9OPS 4747.673.0210.95.541 12136.929.69.861 Howell has walked 10 batters in his past 12 games compared to 16 in his first 47. ... more
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Author: mvn
Posted: August 29th, 2009
Tags: Baseball, Tampa Bay Rays

First Look: James Shields Arm Slot And Pitch Type

This isn't a long thoughtful, researched look at James Shields, just a short thoughtful look with a quick collection of research (and pretty pictures!). I am no expert in this field so I may have missed a point or two ... more
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Author: mvn
Posted: August 29th, 2009
Tags: Baseball, Tampa Bay Rays

Last Night A Prime Example Why Rays Won’t Be in the Post Season

For teams that just miss the playoffs, there are nights like this. Nights when all the stars seemed aligned to bring you victory ... more
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Author: mvn
Posted: August 29th, 2009
Tags: Baseball, Tampa Bay Rays

Howell Loses Game, Wheeler Was Missed

I seriously never want to point fingers at anyone but the truth is the truth: J.P. Howell lost the game. Howell came in the game with two outs and runners on the corners in the bottom of the eighth and ... more
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Author: mvn
Posted: August 28th, 2009
Tags: Baseball, Tampa Bay Rays

Taking Pitches And Hitting With Runners On

Notice: A good portion of future posts (from me) will tend to be somewhat brief and may bunch a few ideas together in one post. I won't give it a title because: I don't want to make it seem like ... more
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Author: mvn
Posted: August 28th, 2009
Tags: Baseball, Tampa Bay Rays

A Guess Of Niemann’s Greatness

Not to get all "statsy" here since I don't really have to for this topic. I am not sure if anyone can really explain why Jeff Niemann is as good as he is in 2009 using stats since he is ... more
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Author: mvn
Posted: August 28th, 2009
Tags: Baseball, Tampa Bay Rays

A Look At The Rays: The Relief Pitching!

That's the second part of the series about the organizational depth the Rays will probably have in 2010. After looking at the starting pitching three days ago I'm continuing with a look at the bullpen depth within the organization. ... more
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Author: mvn
Posted: August 27th, 2009
Tags: Baseball, Tampa Bay Rays

Oy Vey, Roy Halladay

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Author: mvn
Posted: August 25th, 2009
Tags: Baseball, Tampa Bay Rays
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