Daniel Russell

  • joined Dec 03, 2010
  • last login Apr 21, 2014
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Danny is a product of the space coast, a graduate from the Florida State University, the grandson of a depression era pitcher, and the son of a south-sider from Chicago.

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Evan Longoria stars in 30 video series on hitting techniques

Evan Longoria and sports equipment company SKLZ are posting a 30-video series this month on hitting techniques, most of which have been focused on particular warm ups and a player's mindset thus far. There will be 30 videos in total, and if you find it interesting to learn more about the development techniques and thought process of our star Third Baseman, you're welcome to check it out.

Dan Szymborski's Electoral Brawllege

Who do you have moving through? Full resolution bracket here.

Replacing Hellickson: The argument for Erik Bedard

After Hellickson was prescribed elbow surgery, I sifted through the available starting pitching market and identified two free agent names I thought would be a great acquisition for the Rays. One...

MLBAM to release defense tracking data!

FIELDf/x: This changes EVERYTHING.

Recently traded Todd Glaesmann retires

Outfield prospect Todd Glaesmann, named the Rays 2012 minor league  player of the year, was the only player sent to the Diamondbacks to complete the Ryan Hanigan trade. Team Sent Received A...

Rays Spring Training Broadcast Schedule

The Rays will play their first Spring Training game this afternoon, but the only way to listen in will be on mlb.com, through Baltimore's radio feed. It can be confusing where to find the Rays...

Rays Picture Day Gems

Wednesday was Picture Day, and you might have already noticed Michael's use of a certain smiling face: Kirby Yates is just really excited to be here, you guys. Let's look for some other stand...

The State and Future of Pitch-Framing Research

Pitch framing is a common topic of conversation at DRaysBay, but it's not common knowledge for everyone. Whether you are new to the concept of quantifying a catcher's framing of the strikezone, or a seasoned sabermatrician, this article by friend-of-the-site Bradley Woodrum is well worth your time.

The Rays Tank: Zobrist update; Myers to be on MTV

Camp concludes ahead of The Rays Charity Golf Tournament this afternoon.

Rays join Nick Franklin trade rumors

According to Jon Heyman, the Rays have joined in the Mets pursuit of infielder Nick Franklin, citing multiple sources. It would seem that multiple trade scenarios have been discussed with Seattle,...

Season Preview 2014: Jake McGee and the curveball

Rays southpaw Jake McGee is the oldest home-grown talent on the roster, a former fifth round draft pick from 2004. This will mark his tenth year of professional baseball, including rookie ball from...

Joe Maddon's biceps now selling Flex Packs

"Get your Flex On!"

Rays to salute Military at Spring Opener

Including paratroopers delivering the game ball and American flag, and discounts for veterans.

How well did DRaysBay predict the 2013 off-season?

After the dust of October settled on the 2013 season, DRaysBay held a round table to predict the moves the Rays would make in the coming months. I asked the writing staff to predict who would be...

The Rays Revolution Podcast reunites @ FanFest '14

Matty and Mike return to the airwaves, with special guests Sternfan and Steve Kinsella.

Evaluating the Forsythe and Lobaton trades

How the front office made two necessary moves to sure up the farm and improve the roster. Alternatively: the Rays traded from depth to get deeper.

The Rays Tank: Moore, Maddon, Myers

Pitchers and Catchers reported on Friday, with 33 of 35 hurlers in attendance. Major league reliever Jean Carlos Oviedo and minor league reliever Juan Sandoval are both having visa issues on their...

Weekend News and Notes from Port Charlotte

As pitchers and catchers report, this is your resource for all the relevant news out of Port Charlotte.

Rays sign LHP Erik Bedard to MiLB deal

The Rays are likely to sign Erik Bedard, according to Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times, and our sources confirm that the Rays have a strong interest in the Canadian southpaw. Hearing #Rays are...

Rays complete Lobaton trade for Nate Karns

After many weeks of rumored interested between the Rays and Nationals, the deal seems to finally be in place.

Rays & Nationals discussing Lobaton for Nate Karns

We finally have a substantial rumor in the Jose Lobaton saga: Hearing #Rays and #Nats talking again about Lobaton trade, with RHP Nate Karns the potential return. Could involve others too. —...

Understanding the Approach of Rays Hitters

How well did you do with Ian's test on Monday? How well do you feel like you know the Rays hitters? One of the draws for watching baseball is knowing the tendencies of your pitchers and hitters,...

Alex Cobb's Dolphin Proposal

Alex Cobb proposed to his girlfriend at Discovery Cove over the weekend.

Fangraphs names five Rays prospects in Top 100

Fangraphs posted it's Top-100 prospect list this morning, with five Rays making an appearance, and all of them between 84 and 92: 84. Jake Odorizzi86. Alex Colome88. Enny Romero89. Taylor...

Happy 60th, Joe Maddon!

Today, Joe Maddon celebrates his 60th birthday! Hired in 2005 and entering his ninth season with the franchise, he is the third longest tenured manager in major league baseball, and part of the...

Baseball America issues Top 30 Rays Prospects

Baseball America's Top 30 prospects is listed in their Prospect Handbook, which is published in hard copy and was sent out in the mail this week. The list was sent to the publisher prior to the...

Replacing Hellickson's Lost Innings

Last week we also received word the Rays were in on A.J. Burnett, who could make more than David Price next season. Instead of that being an alternative to the former Cy Young winner, perhaps that...

Fourteen Predictions for 2014

Baseball still has about a week or so until we start receiving terrible quality beat writer twitpics from Spring Training. Now's an appropriate time for a few predictions before the season truly...

Super Bowl Open Thread

In case you need a place to talk about commercials.

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