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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
by
Adam Sobsey

03-16

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Rumor Roundup: Alex Colome's Series of Unfortunate Events
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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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11

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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9

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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19

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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9

Daisy Cutter: Joe Maddon, And The Cubs, Have Arrived
by
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
by
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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February 24, 2015 6:00 am

Rumor Roundup: Baseball Player Fatter

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Daniel Rathman

Two stories of players putting on weight, and one of an unrequited trade demand in Toronto.

Rays’ Jake Odorizzi packed on weight this offseason
Jake Odorizzi gained 17 pounds this offseason. Jake Odorizzi claims he’s in the best pitching shape of his life. These facts are not contradictory.

At least, so says the right-hander, who told reporters that he gulped down “six or seven” meals each day—comprised chiefly of a mountain of protein—to reach his desired weight. He’s at 197 pounds now, up from around 180 last year (he was listed at 185, but that figure is a touch off from the numbers in the afore-linked story by Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times), more in line with what might be expected of a 6-foot-2 hurler aiming to reach 200 innings for the first time in his major-league career.


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February 2, 2015 6:00 am

Transaction Analysis: Million-Dollar Bills

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R.J. Anderson

The Phillies try to resurrect a former All-Star, while a bunch of teams do a bunch of small junk.

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January 15, 2015 6:00 am

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

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Jeff Long

The simplest pitcher in baseball gets progressively more ridiculous.

There’s nothing more frustrating than knowing something is coming that you can’t do anything about. This is what it feels like to face Jake McGee.

As researchers dive into pitch sequencing tactics and benefits, McGee powers on as the most extreme example of a pitcher who has no interest in sequencing much of anything. No pitcher threw his primary pitch more often than McGee, whose four-seamer made up a mind-boggling 96 percent of his pitchers. Not only does McGee throw fastballs incredibly often in aggregate, he does so without taking special care to even show his secondary pitch, a slurvy curveball, with any regularity.

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The A's switch things up and trade youth for a star.

Tampa Bay Rays
Acquired ?-L John Jaso, SS-R Daniel Robertson, OF-L Herschel Powell, and cash considerations in exchange for W/E-S Ben Zobrist and SS-R Yunel Escobar. [1/10]


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December 31, 2014 6:00 am

Transaction Analysis: Rays Take A Cab

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R.J. Anderson, Wilson Karaman and Nick Shlain

Ben Zobrist seems likely to be moved now, while the Dodgers sign Sergio Santos and the Padres pick up a buy-low reliever.

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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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