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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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The Rangers hire a manager, and the Rays' new GM makes his first move.

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October 15, 2014 4:02 pm

Pebble Hunting: The Rich Get Smarter

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Sam Miller

Andrew Friedman might be the most revered executive in the game--Billy Beane included--and the richest team in baseball just hired him.

On the one hand, Andrew Friedman is one of the only executives with a book written about him—or, at least, a book read by more than the author’s closest friends and relatives. On that hand, he runs a team that, when it succeeds, is largely credited to his genius (and the genius of his front office). On that hand, his Rays have been experimental and at the vanguard of various “trends”—at various times shifting, locking up pre-arb players ever earlier, building around defense, resisting multi-year contracts to relievers, or giving what figuratively seem like literally millions of at-bats to Jose Molina—that have become routine, even over-fished, around the league years later. We tend to see his Rays as the first clinical trial for the strategies that will soon be ubiquitous, so we pay a ton of attention to him. Because of all this, we know a lot about Andrew Friedman, who the Dodgers just poached to be president of baseball operations.

On the other, he has run perhaps the most opaque organization in the game. I once heard about a former Rays intern who was applying for another job. Standard industry practice in this situation is to pump the applicant for information about what his old team was doing, the research, the secrets. Heck, some of the time this fact-finding might be the only reason the interview is even taking place. But this intern wouldn’t budge. Again and again, he told the team that he was interviewing with, the team he was trying to impress, that, well, shoot, he’d love to, but he just couldn’t, not with his non-disclosure agreement, not when we’re talking about the Rays. The Rays were a black box. Their local media, for the most part, never got the Rays, and the Rays never gave them much to get. We know, in some ways, very little about Andrew Friedman.

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September 16, 2014 6:00 am

Transaction Analysis: Rays to the Top

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R.J. Anderson

Tampa Bay calls up a couple young'ns acquired at the trade deadline, Scioscia gets his LOOGY back, Nick Ahmed gets another chance, and more.

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The Mariners clear a logjam, the Tigers get another ace, and the Rays end years of speculation.

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How have the Rays outfielder's opponents shifted against him with the bunt in mind?

At the end of May, I introduced the idea that some teams were going from playing nearly straightaway to using a full overshift once the count went to two strikes against certain pull-heavy lefties whom they deemed threats to bunt. The idea was that teams would probably prefer to implement a full overshift earlier in the count, but were hindered by the hitter’s ability to bunt for a base hit. This was inspired by the Orioles using a two-strike overshift numerous times against Michael Bourn, and the Pirates doing it a couple of times against both Denard Span and Danny Espinosa.

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Ben and Russell discuss whether trading David Price (or anyone else) to another team in the same division makes sense.

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The Buyers, the Sellers, the players who'll move, and one unacknowledged opportunity to snark about Omar Minaya.

The buyers far outnumber those interested in moving the present for the future. These four teams seem like the most likely to make moves.

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Let the no. 1 starter sweepstakes begin.

Judging by research Baseball Prospectus published in January, we know what internet commenters are willing to trade for David Price: not much, because that’s what many of them think it would take to get a deal done. Of course, it’s much easier to mock the uninformed, biased evaluations that lead to proposals like “Price for Ivan Nova and Zoilo Almonte” than it is to put together a package that might make professional trade partners perk up. As BP commenter mblthd quite reasonably observed at the time:

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Ben and Sam banter about the Astros, then discuss what a realistic return would be in a package for David Price.

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June 17, 2014 10:56 am

Transaction Analysis: Vance Like There's Nobody Watching

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R.J. Anderson

The Mets claim their prize for Ike Davis, the Athletics officially give up on Michael Taylor, and the Pirates promote one-time Opening Day starter Vance Worley.

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Ben and Sam discuss whether the Rays are doomed if they don't deal at the deadline.

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May 19, 2014 6:00 am

Transaction Analysis: Billy's Blanks

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R.J. Anderson

The A's get Kyle Blanks, the Rays lost Ben Zobrist (for now), Jeff Keppinger is dismissed and Greg Dobbs finds a bench to sit on.

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