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07-08

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Cold Takes: To the Rays, to Make Much of Time
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Patrick Dubuque

05-15

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Transaction Analysis: Easy Street
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R.J. Anderson

05-12

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Baseball Therapy: Are You Over 18?
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Russell A. Carleton

05-12

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What You Need to Know: Bombered!
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Daniel Rathman

05-11

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Transaction Analysis: Nobody's Salt But Mine
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R.J. Anderson

04-20

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Transaction Analysis: Rays Grant Balfour Farewell
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R.J. Anderson

04-15

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11

An Agent's Take: A New Season In Agentland
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Joshua Kusnick

03-25

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Painting the Black: Getting Personal
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R.J. Anderson

03-17

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Every Team's Moneyball: Tampa Bay Rays: Never Trust Any Win Over 30
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Adam Sobsey

03-16

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Rumor Roundup: Alex Colome's Series of Unfortunate Events
by
Daniel Rathman

03-13

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Transaction Analysis: Jonny Venters Rides the Highway
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R.J. Anderson

02-26

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Painting the Black: The Other Side of PECOTA's Crush on the Rays
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R.J. Anderson

02-24

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Rumor Roundup: Baseball Player Fatter
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Daniel Rathman

02-02

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Transaction Analysis: Million-Dollar Bills
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R.J. Anderson

01-15

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12

Pitching Backward: Jake McGee's Smash-And-Grab
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Jeff Long

01-12

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Transaction Analysis: A's Deal A Zo Blow to Rays
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R.J. Anderson, Nick J. Faleris and Ben Carsley

12-31

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Transaction Analysis: Rays Take A Cab
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R.J. Anderson, Wilson Karaman and Nick Shlain

12-18

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Transaction Analysis: What the Rays and Nationals Got
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Tucker Blair, Jordan Gorosh, Chris Rodriguez and J.P. Breen

12-18

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Transaction Analysis: Padres Add Myers
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R.J. Anderson, Wilson Karaman and Tucker Blair

12-17

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Transaction Analysis: Angels Happy Re: Joyce
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Craig Goldstein and Nick Shlain

12-04

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Pitching Backward: Best. Reliever Season. Ever.
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Jeff Long

12-03

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2015 Prospects: Tampa Bay Rays Top 10 Prospects
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Chris Mellen and BP Prospect Staff

11-24

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Transaction Analysis: The Better Bullpens Bureau
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R.J. Anderson and Craig Goldstein

11-24

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Rumor Roundup: If Step One Is Making Betances Closer, What's Step Two?
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Daniel Rathman

11-17

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Transaction Analysis: Diamondbacks Trade For Jeremy Hellickson
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R.J. Anderson, Mark Anderson, Craig Goldstein and Bret Sayre

11-07

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Fantasy Team Preview: Tampa Bay Rays
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Jeff Quinton

11-07

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Transaction Analysis: The Congering
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R.J. Anderson and Mauricio Rubio

11-05

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Daisy Cutter: Joe Maddon, And The Cubs, Have Arrived
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Sahadev Sharma

11-04

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Baseball Therapy: Why Joe Maddon Matters
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Russell A. Carleton

10-20

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Transaction Analysis: Silverman's Kohn Job
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R.J. Anderson

10-15

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Pebble Hunting: The Rich Get Smarter
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Sam Miller

09-16

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Transaction Analysis: Rays to the Top
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R.J. Anderson

08-01

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Transaction Analysis: The Great Big David Price Trade
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R.J. Anderson, J.P. Breen, Sam Miller, Jordan Gorosh, Paul Sporer, Craig Goldstein and Jeff Quinton

07-11

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BP Unfiltered: Cat-and-Mouse with Kevin Kiermaier
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Chris Mosch

07-04

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 485: Trading Within the Division
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Ben Lindbergh and Russell A. Carleton

06-30

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Painting the Black: The Trade Deadline Preview
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R.J. Anderson

06-27

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Overthinking It: The BP Staff Tries to Trade, and Trade for, David Price
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Ben Lindbergh and Baseball Prospectus

06-27

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 480: The David Price Trading Game
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

06-17

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Transaction Analysis: Vance Like There's Nobody Watching
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R.J. Anderson

06-10

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 467: What's Next for the Tampa Bay Rays?
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

05-19

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Transaction Analysis: Billy's Blanks
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R.J. Anderson

05-05

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Transaction Analysis: For Whom the Bell Tolls
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R.J. Anderson

04-07

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Transaction Analysis: The More Yunel
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R.J. Anderson

04-02

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Transaction Analysis: Archer de Triomphe
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R.J. Anderson

04-02

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BP Unfiltered: Do the Rays Have a Drug Problem?
by
Ben Lindbergh

03-26

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 414: 2014 Season Preview Series: Tampa Bay Rays
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Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Nick Wheatley-Schaller

03-25

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Prospectus Preview: AL East 2014 Preseason Preview
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Andrew Koo and Zachary Levine

03-07

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Painting the Black: Spring Flings
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R.J. Anderson

02-21

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Raising Aces: Organizational Trends: Looking for Mechanical Hallmarks
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Doug Thorburn

02-17

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Transaction Analysis: Choosing the Brave Life
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R.J. Anderson

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Tampa Bay's latest innovation isn't a failure, but they were hoping for better than this so far.

The human race spent millennia thinking of time as a constant, despite its own instincts. After all, any child on December 23, or any new parent at three in the morning, can testify to time’s pliancy. Even before relativity, people knew that life travels not in a smooth course but in fits and jumps. And yet years and hours continue to be counted arithmetically, as if they were all equal to each other.

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May 15, 2015 6:00 am

Transaction Analysis: Easy Street

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R.J. Anderson

The Angels extend their closer, Drew Smyly is sidelined, Wil Nieves is mentioned, etc.

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May 12, 2015 6:00 am

Baseball Therapy: Are You Over 18?

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Russell A. Carleton

Do pitchers do worse the third time through the order because they're gassed or familiar? The Rays seem intent on finding out.

It’s the 2015 trend that no one is talking about. The Rays are at it again. Even with Joe Maddon in Chicago, they’re still getting all inventive on us. It’s easy to miss if you don’t watch Rays games every night (indeed, Tommy Rancel of Rays blog The Process Report tipped me off to this one) but the Rays have apparently figured their #NewMoneyball. It used to be signing Evan Longoria, or turning Ben Zobrist into a resonance structure, or trading for Wil Myers, or trading Wil Myers, but this year, the Rays are trying something different.

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May 12, 2015 6:00 am

What You Need to Know: Bombered!

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Daniel Rathman

Everybody homered. Literally, everybody. Congratulations on your homer.

The Monday Takeaway
For the first month and change of the 2015 season, Carlos Beltran looked every bit of 38, the age he turned on April 24th, two days before his third straight 0-fer sent his OPS plunging below .500. Playing in over 2,000 major-league games had taken a toll on the switch-hitter’s bat speed, and hitting quality fastballs was no longer a picnic, by Beltran’s own admission.


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May 11, 2015 6:00 am

Transaction Analysis: Nobody's Salt But Mine

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R.J. Anderson

The Diamondbacks' disastrous no-decent-catchers experiment is over. Meanwhile, the A's take two tries at upgrading the bullpen, while the Rays backfill a broken-down rotation.

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April 20, 2015 6:00 am

Transaction Analysis: Rays Grant Balfour Farewell

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R.J. Anderson

The Rays release their closer, the Dodgers pick up the Reds' scraps, and other roster moves from the weekend.

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April 15, 2015 6:00 am

An Agent's Take: A New Season In Agentland

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Joshua Kusnick

What Opening Day means, and doesn't, to an agent.

I was lucky enough to attend Opening Day in Tampa Bay this year to watch my client Steve Clevenger crack his fourth Opening Day roster. It should have been a special day, but the events that soon transpired—he got optioned that night—made the day not as special as in years past. I wont get into those events here, though I did publicly discuss the topic at length with Roch Kubatko at MASN. I had previously had a ton of great memories at Tropicana Field. Michael Brantley’s first major-league home run, and the first time I saw Jeremy Jeffress after he signed for the second time with the Brewers—one of the most emotional moments of my career—was there. It was there that I got to see Jeremy Jeffress for the first time after he re-signed with the Brewers, which was one of the more emotional moments of my career. And one of my favorite untold baseball stories happened Opening Day 2014 at Tropicana Field.

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March 25, 2015 6:02 am

Painting the Black: Getting Personal

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R.J. Anderson

Catchers, and the pitchers who love them.

It was a good week for personal catcher lobbyists. First, Dodger ace Clayton Kershaw experienced a rough virginal voyage with Yasmani Grandal, encouraging A.J. Ellis champions and arousing the kind of spring training beat writer-fan turmoil that's often reserved for lineup tweets. Then, a few days later, Blue Jay skipper John Gibbons insinuated he would leverage Russell Martin's defensive talents by pairing him with traditional pitchers, possibly leaving Josh Thole the chore of capturing R.A. Dickey's knuckleball. Again.

The concept of a personal catcher is nothing new, of course. Doug Mirabelli proved so important to Tim Wakefield's success that the Red Sox reacquired him in May 2006, not even five months after trading him to the Padres. Throughout the 1990s, Damon Berryhill, Eddie Perez, and Paul Bako became more famous than their talents merited thanks to Greg Maddux's insistence on having his own guy. Light-hitting Alex Trevino caught all Cy Young runner-up Mario Soto's 1983 starts, and would later serve as personal-catcher-cum-interpreter in the minors. J.C. Martin became Hoyt Wilhelm's right-hand man during the '60s, a relationship profiled in Mark Armour's Paths to Glory: "[On] the ninety-one occasions Wilhelm entered a game and Martin was not already catching, Martin entered with Wilhelm fifty-nine times. ... [On] the seventeen such occasions when Wilhelm came in with runners on base without Martin catching, Martin was brought in fourteen times." And so on.

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We'll stay young, go pitching.

Every day until Opening Day, Baseball Prospectus authors will preview two teams—one from the AL, one from the NL—identifying strategies those teams employ to gain an advantage. Today: the cash-strapped Rays and cash-rich Dodgers.

Previous team previews: Giants | Royals



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March 16, 2015 6:00 am

Rumor Roundup: Alex Colome's Series of Unfortunate Events

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Daniel Rathman

Everything's going wrong for Alex Colome, Addison Reed is making changes, Leonys Martin will hit at the top, and Hector Olivera gets another mention here.

Rays’ Alex Colome battling pneumonia
Sometimes, players favored to win position battles struggle on the field and cede their projected roles. Unfortunately, if Alex Colome does not open the season in the Tampa Bay rotation, it will likely be the result of forces beyond his baseball control.


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March 13, 2015 6:00 am

Transaction Analysis: Jonny Venters Rides the Highway

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R.J. Anderson

Moves like lightning, but sweet Helena just says "God bless Johnny."

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February 26, 2015 6:00 am

Painting the Black: The Other Side of PECOTA's Crush on the Rays

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R.J. Anderson

Yes, the projections like Tampa Bay, but they see much volatility, too.

"Who are these guys?" is a question St. Petersburg residents and general baseball devotees will ask a lot about the Rays this spring.

Other teams might have switched players as frequently last offseason—the Padres, Athletics, and Braves deserve mention—but the Rays' turnover differed in that it included changes at the GM and manager positions. Directing heads Andrew Friedman and Joe Maddon departed for bigger markets (and salaries) and were followed out the Trop's door by various well-known players, such as purported cornerstone Wil Myers and actual cornerstone Ben Zobrist. The Rays retooled to the extent that Nick Franklin, himself acquired last July via trade, could enter the season as the club's fifth-longest tenured starter.

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