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2010 Rays Roster Opinion and Survey

If I recall I believe we did something like this earlier this year. I could be wrong though.    I just want to get everyone’s take on who is going to be on the team next year, where they...


Langoria to Longo, BJ, Attendance, Fire Merlot and Andrew lets hang some Durham Banners at the Trop!

  I know we typically frown on ranting on this board, but I think I reached my tipping point.


WAR, what is it good for? A lot, but not as much as.... of the most despised metrics in baseball. Yes I'm talking about ERA And no ERA is not better than WAR. Or FIP. Or anything for that matter. But I did find something that ERA does a better...


Updated Expected Strikeouts based on Pitch Result

  A week or so ago I began a search to find a way to predict and/or determine expected strikeout rates. Jump to the bottom to see the new expected strikeout rates for all 2009 pitchers with 30 or...


Expected K% & uBB% based upon Pitch Results & Plate Discipline

Lately we've seen quite a few posts relating plate discipline and pitch results to walks and strikeouts. Intuitively this makes sense. The scenario that occurs after a pitch is thrown should have a...

Steve Phillips tells Price to JUST THROW STRIKES!!

Basically he says Price's problem is with the his control and that he will figure it out because he is competitive. Although I'm competitive and left handed, but I'm posting a fanshot instead of pitching in the major leagues.... hmmmmm. Oh and there is your obligatory comment that the Rays were fleeced in the Tiger deal.


The Decline of Rays Starting Pitching

I wanted to take a quick look at our starting pitching and how they were faring this year and over time. I decided to look at Shields, Jackson, Garza, Sonnanstine, and Kazmir. I picked these guys...


Jeff Niemann Mr. Consistently Inconsistently Consistent

As many of you are aware there have been a couple of posts lately pertaining to the issue of pitching and volatility. I initially took a look at it and one of the conclusions that I found was Jeff...


Introducing volatility to the 2009 Rays starting pitching

Given the return of Scotty Kazmir, the demotion of Sonny, and questions surrounding the starting pitching in general I figured I'd take a deeper look into our Super Six Starters.   By now we all...


Jim Hickey Statistical Analysis Part 2

Welcome to Part 2 of my Jim Hickey Analysis. Quick Recap In Part 1 we looked at how pitchers performed under Hickey compared to their performance a year before or after with a different pitching...


Jim Hickey Analysis Part 1

Lately there has been a bit of talk about the performance of our pitching staff and our bullpen. Naturally this leads to Jim Hickey. Is he a good pitching coach? Bad pitching coach? Are pitching...


After 81 games...

This can speak for itself...     2008 Major League - Standings MLB W L PCT GB HOME ROAD RS RA DIFF STRK L10