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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

02-14

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Transaction Analysis: Nationals Catch a Ray
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R.J. Anderson and Steffan Segui

02-13

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Rumor Roundup: Catching Up with Catcher News
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Daniel Rathman

02-06

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Rumor Roundup: Examining the Market
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Daniel Rathman

02-04

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Rumor Roundup: What Can Yoon Do for You?
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Daniel Rathman

02-03

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Transaction Analysis: Ain't Nothin' But Hammels
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R.J. Anderson and Bret Sayre

01-27

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 372: The Rays, The Red Sox, and Getting Hometown Discounts
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

01-27

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Baseball Therapy: Why Are Smart Teams Spending Money on Relievers?
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Russell A. Carleton

01-24

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Transaction Analysis: Balfour Got Back
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R.J. Anderson and Alex Kantecki

01-23

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Transaction Analysis: Dude (Looks Like a Grady)
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R.J. Anderson, Mauricio Rubio and Steffan Segui

01-16

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Overthinking It: How the Braves Can Keep a Good Thing Going
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Ben Lindbergh

01-07

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Hot Stove Scouting Report: James Loney
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Tim Steggall

12-20

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Prospects Will Break Your Heart: Tampa Bay Rays Top 10 Prospects
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Jason Parks

12-19

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Rumor Roundup: Who Likes Ike?
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Daniel Rathman

12-16

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Transaction Analysis: Lone(y) Wolf
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R.J. Anderson, Ben Lindbergh and Bret Sayre

12-04

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Transaction Analysis: The Rays Add Bell and Hanigan, Double Down on Catcher Defense
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R.J. Anderson and Ben Lindbergh

12-03

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Transaction Analysis: A Medley of Moves
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Ben Lindbergh, R.J. Anderson and Bret Sayre

11-26

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 337: Free Agent Spending So Far/The McCann, Molina, and Smith Signings
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

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Wil Myers headlined the deal, but here's what the other two teams in Wednesday's three-way got.



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December 18, 2014 12:12 am

Transaction Analysis: Padres Add Myers

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R.J. Anderson, Wilson Karaman and Tucker Blair

Wil Myers is swapped for the second time in as many years. What gives?

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December 17, 2014 6:00 am

Transaction Analysis: Angels Happy Re: Joyce

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Craig Goldstein and Nick Shlain

The Rays get another arm for the bullpen, while Gavin Floyd signs in Cleveland.



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December 4, 2014 6:00 am

Pitching Backward: Best. Reliever Season. Ever.

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Jeff Long

Or, at least, in the past 25 years.

Relievers are endlessly fascinating to me, which is good because our fearless leader also has some sort of affinity for them as well. In the past two months I’ve talked about Andrew Miller’s emergence as a relief ace, discussed how awesome Jeremy Affeldt secretly is, critiqued the bullpen management of a few managers, and shown why critiquing them isn’t really fair after all. We can add this post to my growing list of bullpen reflection pieces, though this one has a much larger focus than any of the previous pieces.

The question posed by, and hopefully answered in, this post is which relief pitcher had the best single season in recent history. The first hurdle to all of this is figuring out the best way to measure reliever performance. In the past I’ve hung my hat on either WPA (especially for closers) or RE24, because they capture the unique responsibilities of relief pitchers better than something like ERA or WARP.

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December 3, 2014 6:00 am

2015 Prospects: Tampa Bay Rays Top 10 Prospects

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Chris Mellen and BP Prospect Staff

Still not the high-impact Rays system of the last decade, but emerging talent via international signings.

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November 24, 2014 6:00 am

Transaction Analysis: The Better Bullpens Bureau

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R.J. Anderson and Craig Goldstein

The Dodgers and Rays each add relievers that should help, by getting relievers from the other.



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The Yankees are looking at top setup men, the Panda might be moving soon, and Matt Joyce is available. Would his power be part of the package?

Yankees eyeing Jason Grilli as Plan B
After fanning 96 batters in 64 innings as the Yankees closer in 2014, David Robertson is in line for a hefty payday. Sources told WFAN beat reporter Sweeny Murti that the 29-year-old can expect to receive $13 million a year for either three or four years, for a total outlay of $39-52 million.


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A.J. Burnett makes things right with Pittsburgh, and the Rays get a couple nifty prospects for their no. 4 starter.

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November 7, 2014 6:00 am

Fantasy Team Preview: Tampa Bay Rays

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Jeff Quinton

With a new GM and without a skipper at the moment, the Rays' future, real and fantasy, is up in the air.

There has been a lot of Rays baseball activity already this offseason, but none has been player related. The general manager and manager (a title that somehow seems even more general than general manager) have left. Not much changes for us fantasy baseball folk besides potentially more day-to-day lineup consistency. Will these changes impact player performance? There is no way that we can tell; thus, there is nothing to additionally factor into our valuations.

As far as the roster, the Rays have again traded away an expiring, expensive-via-arbitration ace in David Price for cheaper, more controllable assets. The always cash strapped Rays could also be looking to trade Matt Joyce and Jeremy Hellickson for cheaper, more controllable assets this offseason.

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November 7, 2014 6:00 am

Transaction Analysis: The Congering

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R.J. Anderson and Mauricio Rubio

The Angels make a pair of trades to bolster their pitching staff; the Astros get a new pitch-framer who might make Jason Castro tradeable.



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November 5, 2014 6:00 am

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

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Sahadev Sharma

The Cubs have work to do, to be sure, but Joe Maddon's arrival is the clearest sign yet that the next era is here.

Any hopes for a surprise run from the 2014 Cubs didn’t last long. By May, most were already counting down to the inevitable moment that Jeff Samardzija would be moved. However, after the annual trade deadline dump, an event that in previous years had led to a sinking feeling, the atmosphere around the team surprisingly got more optimistic.

Chicago brought up multiple highly regarded prospects over the final few months of the season (Arismendy Alcantara, Javier Baez, Jorge Soler, Kyle Hendricks), and, regardless of how they performed, people who had been hearing so much about these players over the previous few summers finally got to see them in the flesh. Add in that Anthony Rizzo, Starlin Castro, Jake Arrieta, and a few arms in the bullpen all proved to be major contributors at the big-league level and it’s understandable that doubters were suddenly starting to buy into the turnaround that’s actually been going rather swimmingly (if a little slower than some might have wanted) since Theo Epstein and company came aboard.

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November 4, 2014 5:00 am

Baseball Therapy: Why Joe Maddon Matters

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Russell A. Carleton

Players respond to adversity differently under different managers. We brought numbers.

When Joe Maddon opted out of his contract with the Rays two weeks ago, there were immediately rumors that he would be joining up with all of the other 29 teams. (Yesterday, we found out that one of those rumors was true. He’s taking his talents and his back pocket card which drips with analytics to the North Side.) The rumors were understandable. After all, Joe Maddon is a certified genius. He’s gotta be better than that bum in our dugout. (Yes, Joe Maddon is a really smart guy, but so are the other 29 managers. All of them. Yes… even him.)

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