Steve Slowinski

  • joined Feb 12, 2008
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Steve Slowinski is a baseball writer, specializing in objective analysis, advanced statistics, and the Tampa Bay Rays.

Steve started blogging at DRaysBay during the spring of 2009, and took over the day-to-day operation of the site in August 2010. Since then, he’s also run a general sports news website for a year – SB Nation Tampa Bay – and contributed pieces to ESPN.com and the St. Petersburg Times.

After stepping down from DRB in 2013, he currently runs the sabermetric glossary at FanGraphs.com.

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2/23/13 GDT: Baseball is back!


Split-squad action today, as the Rays play both the Pirates and Red Sox.

Where did Sean Rodriguez's power go?

When platoon players suddenly stopping mashing against opposite-handed pitchers, they become expendable.

Bullpen Banter: Top 15 Rays Prospects


Be sure to check out the Top 15 prospects list for the Rays that was put together by Bullpen Banter. They included a ton of videos, so if you haven't seen some of these players in action yet, spend some time flipping through the videos.

Odds and ends from day one of Spring Training


Longo's hamstring, Joel Peralta and the WBC, and more.

The Rays Tank: Council Vote Aftermath; What Now?


The St. Petersburg city council did not pass the amendment yesterday that would allow the Rays to explore new stadium locations. What's left now?

The Rays Tank: Reunion with Luke Scott?

A discussion on our Community Guidelines, Tampa Bay stadium news, and some rumors around a potential DH candidate.

Rays Tank: Torii Hunter inflames the internet

Will a gay, active player ever become open about their sexual orientation? Not as long as the Torii Hunter's of the world rule the clubhouse.

Evan Longoria has a prospect on the way

Evan Longoria's going to be the newest Dad on the 2013 Rays.

Favorite memories of James Shields, Part 2


The DRaysBay staff collectively reminisces about their favorite memories of James Shields.

Favorite memories of James Shields


The DRaysBay staff collectively reminisces about their favorite memories of James Shields.

Trade aftermath: Projecting the Rays 2013 roster


The Rays have had a busy 2013 off-season so far, but where do they go from here? What holes do they still have on their roster?

Meet the new 2013 Rays outfielder: Wil Myers


There's a new player in town, and his name is Awesome.

Blockbuster: James Shields traded to the Royals


The Tampa Bay Rays have been looking to trade at least one of their starting pitchers all off-season, and they have finally found a suitor. Late on Sunday night, news broke that the Rays have...

Rays avoid arbitration with Sean Rodriguez


From Roger Mooney, Tampa Tribune: #Rays agree to terms with Rodriguez on one year, $1 million deal to avoid arbitration. — RMooneyTBO (@RMooneyTBO) December 4, 2012 As noted on MLB Trade...

The Rays Tank: Fangraphs Talks To Taylor Guerrieri


Taylor Guerrieri was the Rays top draft pick in 2011, and after a superb season down in the New York-Penn League, he's in the running for the title of the Rays top pitching. In fact, he was just...

Who else will be on the Rays in 2022?

Just how far away is 2022? One heckuva long time.

The Rays, Evan Longoria, and a shifting paradigm


The financial landscape of baseball is changing rapidly, and the Tampa Bay Rays just took advantage.

The Rays Tank: J.P Howell drawing interest

A roundup of some of the most recent rumors surrounding the Rays.

What will the Rays payroll be in 2013?


The Rays off-season targets will depend in large part on how much budget room they have for 2013. But with current shifts in the market, how much space do they have?

Towards a better moderation policy

Remember a week or so ago when I announced that we'd be getting back to enforcing our mod policies, including those around off-topic discussion? Well, as you can obviously tell, that never...

DRB Community Guidelines Re-boot


As of today, we'll be re-enforcing the DRaysBay community guidelines. We've let our moderating slide over the past six (or so) months, but we're going to start getting back to being more consistent...

DRB Mailbag: National TV contracts and the Rays

Money is pouring into MLB from new television contracts, so one DRaysBay reader asks: will this help or hurt the Rays?

Rays television ratings climbed 28% in 2012

The final numbers are in, and the Rays had their second-best season for television ratings in recent memory. Local interest continues to trend up.

The Rays Tank: Reds and Tigers draw first blood

The League Division Series round of the playoffs kicked off on Saturday, and while both games were exciting, thankfully there was a little less controversy than on Friday.

Defining success in an age of Wild Cards


The Rays didn't make the playoffs, but I have tears in my eyes and a B.J. Upton shaped hole in my chest. Yes, I'd still call this season a success.

The Magnificence of James Shields

Last night, James Shields had the best start of his career -- which, coincidentally, was arguably the best pitched game in Rays franchise history. Unfortunately, he took the loss.

How to navigate the new DRaysBay

Having trouble finding your way around the new design? Let's see if we can help.

Rays blast Sox; Still behind in Wild Card race

The Rays offense came alive again last night, blasting four home runs and giving the Rays an easy victory. Nevertheless, the Rays stood pat in the Wild Card standings.

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