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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
by
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
by
Sam Miller

02-23

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Winter Is Leaving
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Bryan Grosnick

02-23

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Baseball Therapy: Is There a Times Through The Order Penalty?
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Russell A. Carleton

02-08

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Tools of Ignorance: Forget It, Jake
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Jeff Quinton

02-05

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Rubbing Mud: Seven or Eight Shortstops
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Matthew Trueblood

02-01

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Rubbing Mud: Catch a Tiger
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Matthew Trueblood

11-06

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Transaction Analysis: Dipoto Makes It His Team
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R.J. Anderson, Christopher Crawford and George Bissell

09-18

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The BP Wayback Machine: The Matt Moore Prospect Days
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Kevin Goldstein

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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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

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Tampa Bay sends second baseman Logan Forsythe to Los Angeles for pitching prospect Jose De Leon.

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January 16, 2017 6:00 am

Transaction Analysis: Dented Cans and Safety Nets

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Bryan Grosnick and Jared Wyllys

Texas takes a flier on Tyson Ross, Tampa Bay adds Colby Rasmus' power, and Colorado breaks the emergency glass.

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January 13, 2017 6:00 am

Tools of Ignorance: Cornered

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Jeff Quinton

Is there an inefficiency to be exploited by taking so-so center fielders and playing them in a corner?

The Mariners have added Jarrod Dyson and Mitch Haniger to their outfield this offseason and they already had Leonys Martin. The Rays traded Drew Smyly for a group of prospects, which they insisted (to at least some extent) include Mallex Smith, and they already had Kevin Kiermaier. I think the Mariners and Rays made these trades because they thought high-end corner outfield defense was undervalued.

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January 13, 2017 6:00 am

Transaction Analysis: Can't Stop, Won't Stop

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Bryan Grosnick and Brendan Gawlowski

Jerry Dipoto refuses to stop making trades, this time roping the Braves and Rays into his addiction.

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Atlanta adds super-utility man Sean Rodriguez, Andrew Cashner goes home, and the Rays and Mariners make their annual offseason swap.

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Arizona adds outfield depth, Chicago adds pitching depth, and Tampa Bay gives up on Lamb.

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Chooch is switching coasts, Desmond Jennings is moving on, David Freese is staying put, and Scrabble goes to Washington.

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They paid a high price to get him, but what version of Matt Moore should the Giants expect to see?

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The Orioles and Steve Pearce keep bumping into each other, often quite successfully.



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The Rays ship HBP fiend Brandon Guyer to Cleveland for a pair of prospects.

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Notable pitching performances this week from Chris Archer, Chris Tillman and Mike Leake.

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Diving deep into Jonah Keri's best-seller looking for secret messages from the future--or, at least, ominous foreshadowing.

You'll recall Jonah Keri's The Extra 2% as a peppy history of the Tampa Bay Devil Rays’ growth out of their gross adolescence and into their handsome manhood as the Rays, but it ends with an omen:

The idea behind the extra 2% -- finding ways to gain that little, but essential, edge on the competition -- will always exist, in baseball as in business. It just won’t always belong to the Tampa Bay Rays.

And then you close the book. No, wait. There’s an epilogue:

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