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jqueipo

  • joined Jun 29, 2009
  • last login Jun 25, 2012
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I grew up on sports. Baseball was/is my first love. Grew up watching the Braves (pre-1994), Marlins (pre-1998), and Devil Rays/Rays. I grew up in Apollo Beach, Florida and have lived their all my life, up until 2009 when I moved to Annapolis, MD. Can't break my roots and I still pull for all things Tampa, including the Rays, Bucs, Lightning, and my alma mater, THE BULLS. I am a graduate of USF (c/o 2008), with a B.S. in Finance. I believe in the pursuit of knowledge to allow us to better understand things we thought we already knew, and I enjoy applying this to my love of sports.

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  • NCAAF South Florida Bulls
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  • NHL Tampa Bay Lightning
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Leveraged pitch count?

So I will readily admit that while I am very interested in advanced metrics, I am by no means anywhere close to fluent in them. With that said I had a question. I know there has been much debate...

Are The Rays Going To Go "All-In"?

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How much are the Rays management willing to give up to enhance their chances of winning this year?

Tampa Bay Rays Mid-Season Awards

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The Rays are halfway through the 2010 season. Here are some of the reasons why they are in the thick of the playoff hunt.

Series Preview: Rays Vs. Boston Red Sox

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Series Preview Rays vs. Boston Red Sox

Expectation And How It Affects Evaluation

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The Bucs picked nine different players in the 2010 draft. However, they will be judged much differently come their first year on the team.  Third overall pick Gerald McCoy will be...

Series Preview: Rays At Boston Red Sox

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With a sweep in Boston, the Rays can reclaim second in the AL East from the Boston Red Sox.

Series Preview Rays vs. Diamondbacks

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How do the Rays stack up against the Arizona Diamondbacks? Who will be starting against Tampa Bay and what do they throw? Find out here.

Series Preview: Tampa Bay Rays vs. San Diego Padres

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The Rays find themselves out of first place in the AL East for the first time since 4/22 when they meet the NL West leading San Diego Padres at home for a three game series.

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New Tampa Bay Regional Site

Hi all,   I have accepted a staff writer position at the new Tampa Bay Regional SBN Site.  I am excited to make contributions to the new site with an eye specifically on the Rays.  Baseball has...

Tampa Bay Fanpost Of The Week

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Over at Raw Charge this week, user KyleGuthrie4 made a case for the Lightning to draft Nino Niederreiter with the #6 pick. Check out the article here. â†µSo what do you think Lightning fans?  Does...

Rays @ Florida Marlins Series Preview

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The Rays start a three-game weekend series against their in-state rival Florida Marlins.

Who Should Bat Leadoff For The Rays?

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With Bartlett back, the Rays face an interesting dilemma.  Who is going to bat leadoff for the Rays going forward? After his career 2009 season, but prior to his injury, Bartlett was the Rays'...

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Can the Rays Starting Rotation get to 1,000 IP? So far the verdict seems to be yes.

At the beginning of this season the Rays starting rotation set two goals for themselves.  The first was to have the five of them collectively pitch at least 1000 innings, and the second, was to...

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The Rays Exemption

I usually do not have much down time and today was an odd exception to that.  So as I was trying to find things to do I ventured over to Pinstripe Alley.. which led me to this.  There is now a...

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Is there a WAR discount rate?

I recall Andy mention this a few weeks ago about discounting a players contract due to future dollars.  This is a fairly common theme in finance (how much would a dollar today be worth 1 yr from...

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Jason Bartlett has been hot, but will he get cold?

I will be the first to say I love the season Bartlett has had this year.  Call it skill, luck, career year, I don't care--I'll take it.  And as I was listening to the Rays broadcast today,...

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Oh ESPN How I hate thee!

Play thi may be the 4 hours of sleep I have had in 2 days or my stomach ache speaking, but I really am starting to hate ESPN to the point of nausea.  I am up at 5:30 in the morning due to some...

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Navi vs. Michel (again)

This is an expanion of something FreeZorilla posted a while back but I thought it might give us a little more insight into the "Which Catcher Hurts us Less?" argument.  Note:  This does not include...

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When is a win worth more than a win?

  In short, when your division opponent is on the road.  The reason is quite simple.  Teams perform worst on the road.  So you have a much better chance of gaining ground on a division rival if...

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