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The Tolling for Heath Bell Should Not Have Been


Some thoughts on the decision.


David Price Should Not Have 20 Wins By Now

Noted site writer and friend to many important people Jason F. Collette issued the following comments following the tough loss last night: Price now has 5 no-decisions this season 37 IP, 22 H, 5...


22 year-old Midwest League Slash Lines: Segovia Comps

Alejandro Segovia is destorying the Midwest League. Below are some other notable 22 year-olds since 2001 who went on the have big league experience. Yr Player Team Pos ...

"@JimBowdenESPNxm Rumors swirling around Angels stadium of a Richards, Hellweg,Kendrick +package...


"@JimBowdenESPNxm Rumors swirling around Angels stadium of a Richards, Hellweg,Kendrick +package deal for Shields&Zobrist...conversation only at this point" I'm going to be sick.... Also prepare for a prolonged Matsui as Luke Scott is headed to the 15 day DL with an oblique strain.

Before There Was Oscar, I Give You Alejandro


On the heels of the recent surplus of draft picks, the Bowling Green Hot Rods had six position players hold spots on the top 30 prospect list recently put together by mr. maniac. Name ...


James Shields and Market Timing

i suppose, but eventually i might trade Niemann or Shields high also, quit playing musical line up by sternfan1 on Jun 13, 2010 1:22 PM PDT up actions I'd rather we...


SF1 Challenge

" Over 100 games well below career norms is not brief. if you give me at least 5 examples I'm all ears--well below being at least 75 pys below career OPS. remember the guide, 100 games 75 pts...


Are the Blue Seats Suppressing Home Runs?

On Sunday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times had a blurb that caught my attention claiming that Tropicana Field has turned into a dead zone in centerfield turning would-be home runs into outs: T...


A Few Notes & Figures on Attendance

It's been a pleasant sight to witness a strong turnout of fans through the first two series at Tropicana Field. Here are some facts and figures to put the start at the gate in perspective. First,...


Elliot Johnson is "The Last Man Standing"

With the Rays claiming Brandon Allen off waivers and BJ Upton's return from the disabled list, it was clear that two of three Al Lopez award winning position players (Stephen Vogt, Elliot Johnson,...

Derek Shelton: The 2011 Rays Offense Vs. Projections


Derek Shelton: The 2011 Rays Offense Vs. Projections

The Dan Johnson Video Vault & Recaps


The Dan Johnson Video Vault & Recaps:Four Magical Nights for The Great Pumpkin

It Was a Very Good Year: The Departed


Of course, I wanted to extend the season. Yet, I find myself incredibly satisfied with the wild ride that was the 2011 Rays baseball season. A year ago we said goodbye to past hero's Carl Crawford,...

Defending the Process with Desmond Jennings


Defending the Process with Desmond Jennings

Breaking Down Josh Sale's Batted Ball Profile


Unlike most toolsy draft choices by the Rays, 2010 1st round pick Josh Sale was selected out of a Seattle high school with the 17th player taken as a pure power bat. His 2011 debut on the surface...


The Rays Battle with Houdini

Its hard to believe but true. Six of the past seven times the Rays loaded the bases with no runs ended with nary a baserunner crossing the plate. Below are a list of bullet points related to the...


Position OPS by Year: Follow up to Kotch Thread

One of the drums I was beating in the Kotchman thread was that given today's offensive offensive climate and the Trop's ability to swallow power by the gallon, Kotchman's high contact, hit to all...

Evaluating Casey Kotchman & The 2011 Free Agent 1B Class


It had long been assumed Carlos Pena would no longer be a Ray once his three-year contract ended following the 2010 season. There was some consideration of a hometown discount deal from the fan...

Heath Baywood on Kotchman's Batted Ball Profile


Kotchman's perceived inability to hit the ball in the air isn't exactly as it seems.

Speed vs. BABIP


A fresh injection of red meat for Kotchman supporters. The difference in the number of ground ball hits is about four hits per 150 ground balls for speedsters. Quality of contact matters quite a bit as well.


3 Minor League Reads: Elliot, Bush, and Moore

Sorry for the fan post, but FS are better suited for one link. Three good reads I came across outside of the local media: The Herald-Sun from Durham did a real nice piece on Elliot Johnson (h/t...

Farewell to the Place Where Nobody Knows Your Name


It seemed obvious at the time. Ben Zobrist, a shortstop, had been having a fine year at the plate with the Rays in 2008, complemented by some monster numbers in Durham. Gabe Gross was an eyesore on...

2011 Updates on Former Rays


With a few weeks left from the start of the regular season and the Rays rosterbation slowing down, its worth a quick fly around to see what the outlook is for the former Rays who have left the team...

The Kotchman Option


The Kotchman Option: What Would Trigger a Call-up to the Rays?


Shorts: The Recap (Non-Baseball)

Some stuff is too good to let slip deep in the back of an OTTOTD. For the sake of easy retrieval, here are the highlights of the DRB Fashion Faux Pas Committee on Men's Shorts.   RGlass: I prefer...

Who Sits vs LHP or, Much Ado About Nothing


There has been quite a bit of chatter/speculation/freaking out about just who will sit against left-handed pitching on the Rays this year.  Personally, I think it's much ado about nothing. Here are...

Book Review: The Process Report 2011


When one is given what we in the media call "an advanced copy" of a literary work it is customary to first read the book and then to offer a review. So let's begin the book review of TPR11 by...

Robinson Clutchinos Is On a Tear


Robinson Chirinos came over in the Matt Garza deal with perhaps the most compelling narrative, but no higher than the the third highest ceiling of the Five Man Garza Loot Band. It's easy to get...

The Carl Crawford Effect at the Top of the Order


Recently I touched on concerns regarding a possible increase in groundball double plays from the 1st and 2nd positions with John Jaso in the leadoff slot. I decided to look a little deeper into the...

Who Should Lead-Off Vs. RHP for the Rays?


Why John Jaso May Not be the Best Lead-off Hitter

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