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08-25

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Transaction Analysis: The Tao of Tom Koehler
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Bryan Grosnick

08-17

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Rubbing Mud: Lineups Are Just a Social Construct
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Matthew Trueblood

08-09

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DFA Podcast: Ep. 21: The Deadline Was Just A Suggestion
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Bryan Grosnick, R.J. Anderson and Shawn Brody

08-02

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Transaction Analysis: Beckham Bounced to Baltimore
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Collin Whitchurch, Jarrett Seidler and Greg Goldstein

07-31

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Transaction Analysis: Rays Relief
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Patrick Dubuque, Noah Grand and John Eshleman

07-30

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DFA Podcast: Ep. 19: Who Are Yu (Going To Be Traded To)?
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Bryan Grosnick, R.J. Anderson and Shawn Brody

07-28

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Transaction Analysis: The Duda Byes
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Bryan Grosnick and Javier Barragan

07-28

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Prospectus Roundtable: Tampa Bay Rays: Cheap Thrills?
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Rob Mains, Meg Rowley, Matthew Trueblood, Bryan Grosnick and Craig Goldstein

07-06

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Short Relief: An Address to the Nation, and All Summer in a Rain Delay
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Mary Craig and Patrick Dubuque

06-29

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DFA Podcast: Ep. 14: A Trade! We Have A Trade!
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Bryan Grosnick, R.J. Anderson and Shawn Brody

06-29

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Transaction Analysis: The Florida Glove Exchange
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Bryan Grosnick, Steve Givarz, Jeffrey Paternostro and Jarrett Seidler

06-07

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The Call-Up: Jacob Faria
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John Eshleman and George Bissell

06-06

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Short Relief: David Lynch, Humans Being Human, and Sports Crate
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Matt Ellis, Kate Preusser and Emma Baccellieri

05-22

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Transaction Analysis: Have Gloves, Will Travel
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Bryan Grosnick

05-16

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DFA Podcast: Ep. 6: One Up, One Down
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Bryan Grosnick, R.J. Anderson and Shawn Brody

04-24

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The Call-Up: Chih-Wei Hu
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Jeffrey Paternostro and Mark Barry

04-17

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Banjo Hitter: The First 162: Tim Beckham
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Aaron Gleeman

04-03

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Fantasy Freestyle: Five to Watch: Leadoff Surprises
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Greg Wellemeyer

03-31

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Short Relief: Famous Cereal Celebrities, Anonymous Roster Cuts, and Illegible Signatures
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Mary Craig, Matt Sussman and Stacey Gotsulias

03-30

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Transaction Analysis: Desperately Seeking Upside in Tampa Bay
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Bryan Grosnick

03-23

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Transaction Analysis: The Three Types of Extension
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Bryan Grosnick

03-20

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Looking Back on Tomorrow: Tampa Bay Rays
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Matthew Trueblood

02-24

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Banjo Hitter: PECOTA's Breakout Bets: Pitchers
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Aaron Gleeman

02-23

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Cold Takes: A Single Ray of Hope
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Patrick Dubuque

02-21

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Banjo Hitter: PECOTA's Breakout Bets: Hitters
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Aaron Gleeman

02-16

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Rubbing Mud: Corey Dickerson is Weird
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Matthew Trueblood

02-10

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Transaction Analysis: Worst Base?
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Bryan Grosnick

01-25

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Transaction Analysis: Rays Bet on De Leon's Changeup
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Matthew Trueblood

01-16

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Transaction Analysis: Dented Cans and Safety Nets
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Bryan Grosnick and Jared Wyllys

01-13

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Tools of Ignorance: Cornered
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Jeff Quinton

01-13

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Transaction Analysis: Can't Stop, Won't Stop
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Bryan Grosnick and Brendan Gawlowski

11-28

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Transaction Analysis: Vesatility, Depth, and Scenery
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Bryan Grosnick and Rob Mains

11-24

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Transaction Analysis: Lefty, Lefty, Lefty
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Matthew Trueblood

08-29

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Transaction Analysis: Heart, Soul, and Marginal Upgrades
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Bryan Grosnick and Wilson Karaman

08-02

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Transaction Analysis: Giants Make a Bet on Moore
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Patrick Dubuque, David Lee and J.P. Breen

08-01

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Transaction Analysis: In Charm City, Is Third Time a...
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Dustin Palmateer, Christopher Crawford and Scooter Hotz

08-01

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Transaction Analysis: Indians Get Their Guy(er)
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Christopher Crawford and Dustin Palmateer

07-23

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Raising Aces: Warm It Up, Chris
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Doug Thorburn

07-14

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Prospectus Feature: Did 'The Extra 2%' See This Rays' Collapse Coming?
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Miles Wray

07-11

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Rubbing Mud: Four Rays Pitchers and a Trade Deadline
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Matthew Trueblood

06-23

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Prospectus Feature: The Increasingly Lopsided Everybody-Wins Trade
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Aaron Gleeman

05-30

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What You Need to Know: Yu is Back; Baseball Better
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Ashley Varela

05-06

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Prospectus Feature: The Rays' Complex History With Domestic Violence
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Jessica Quiroli

04-26

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What You Need to Know: Chris Archer Says Goodbye To All That
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Daniel Rathman

04-26

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Raising Aces: Pre-Surgery Strasburg Is Finally Back
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Doug Thorburn

04-22

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The Call-Up: Blake Snell
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Steve Givarz and J.P. Breen

04-18

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BP South Side
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James Fegan

03-31

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Rumor Roundup: Tim Lincecum, Still Exists
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Demetrius Bell

03-11

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Pebble Hunting: What It Means To Have The Best Farm System In Baseball, Part 4
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Sam Miller

02-23

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Winter Is Leaving
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Bryan Grosnick

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August 25, 2017 6:00 am

Transaction Analysis: The Tao of Tom Koehler

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Bryan Grosnick

Tom Koehler joins the Blue Jays, Rajai Davis fills in for Jackie Bradley Jr. in Boston, and Fernando Salas and Cesar Puello cross on the transaction wire.

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Are managers too afraid to make in-game bench moves?

The Rays’ offense is in crisis. Tampa Bay lost 3-2 in Toronto on Wednesday night, continuing a pattern of ineptitude at bat that has persisted for nearly two full weeks. They’ve scored 20 runs in their last 12 games, just as some of their rivals in the Game of Porcelain Thrones that is the AL Wild Card race have gotten hot. If they can’t find their way out of this funk soon, or if they aren’t able to start pulling out some close games despite a faltering offense, they’re going to squander what looked (as recently as the trade deadline) like a great opportunity to reach the postseason.

There’s an ace up their sleeve, one they seem reticent to play. Willy Adames is hitting well at Triple-A, and he’s more than acquitted himself as a defensive shortstop. Given the dreadful production Adeiny Hechavarria has delivered recently, it’s possible that the gap between the two is wide enough to make starting Adames’ service-time clock worthwhile even for the Rays. Barring that, however, the best hope for the team might be for manager Kevin Cash to keep doing what he did on Wednesday night: using the whole roster.

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On the 21th episode of the DFA podcast, R.J. rejoins the show to talk about some of the deadline deals, including the red-hot Tim Beckham's move to Baltimore and the Yu Darvish blockbuster. Then it's on to the Mariners (where Jerry Dipoto snagged another first baseman) and the regular league-wide roundup.

It's another episode of the DFA podcast! Hosts Bryan Grosnick (Baseball Prospectus) and R.J. Anderson (CBS Sports), plus producer Shawn Brody (Beyond the Box Score, BP Mets), are talking about all the transactions and roster moves that make MLB go. From trades and signings to callups and disabled list stints, DFA is here to provide analysis and commentary on all things baseball.

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Tampa Bay gives up on former no. 1 overall pick Tim Beckham, sending him to Baltimore for minor leaguer Tobias Myers.

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Remaking the Rays' bullpen with Steve Cishek and Dan Jennings, and Erasmo Ramirez's return to Seattle.

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On the 19th episode of the DFA podcast, Bryan and R.J. hit the big questions, both literally and figuratively. Did the Mets get enough in return for man-mountain Lucas Duda? And where is Rangers ace Yu Darvish going to pitch in August? All that and much more!

It's Baseball Prospectus's newest podcast: DFA! Host Bryan Grosnick (Baseball Prospectus), co-host R.J. Anderson (CBS Sports), and producer Shawn Brody (Beyond the Box Score, BP Mets) are talking about all the transactions and roster moves that make MLB go. From trades and signings to callups and disabled list stints, DFA is here to provide analysis and commentary on all things baseball.

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Lucas Duda's underrated run with the Mets comes to an end, as the Rays add a power bat for the stretch run.

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It's never easy for the Rays.

Tampa Bay is 53-50 and facing the usual issues with payroll, attendance, and division difficulty. Should they go for it this season, parting with long-term assets for short-term help, or stay the course and keep the competitive window open for as long as possible? Our roundtable debates the pros and cons of each side, with a couple interruptions from the Rays making trades.

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Mary delivers the rallying speech of an All-Star hopeful, while Patrick writes a pastiche about a rain delay.

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On the 14th episode of the DFA Podcast, the guys officially open up trade deadline season by reviewing the Adeiny Hechavarria acquisition by Tampa Bay. Then it's bad news on young stars Kyle Schwarber and Julio Urias, and happy returns for Felix Hernandez and Wilson Ramos.

It's Baseball Prospectus's newest podcast: DFA! Host Bryan Grosnick (Baseball Prospectus), co-host R.J. Anderson (CBS Sports), and producer Shawn Brody (Beyond the Box Score, BP Mets) are talking about all the transactions and roster moves that make MLB go. From trades and signings to callups and disabled list stints, DFA is here to provide analysis and commentary on all things baseball.

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Tampa Bay brings in Adeiny Hechavarria and his sterling defensive reputation, while the Brewers claim former All-Star catcher Stephen Vogt off waivers from the A's.

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June 7, 2017 6:00 am

The Call-Up: Jacob Faria

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John Eshleman and George Bissell

So close and yet so Far(ia)

The Situation: Faria has pushed his way up the 40-man depth chart, earning this chance by carving up the International League. He’ll start Wednesday against the White Sox after the Rays lost Matt Andriese to injury and played a weekend doubleheader, leaving them in need of a starter this week.

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