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04-08

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Wezen-Ball: The 2013 Interleague Schedule
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Larry Granillo

04-28

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BP Unfiltered: Baseball Prospectus Day at Tropicana Field - May 5, 2012
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Joe Hamrahi

11-28

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Collateral Damage: The Season in Injuries: AL East
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Corey Dawkins and Ben Lindbergh

03-08

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The Payoff Pitch: Contraction-traction, What's Your Traction?
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Neil deMause

10-21

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Kiss'Em Goodbye: Tampa Bay Rays
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Marc Normandin, Kevin Goldstein and ESPN Insider

10-05

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Playoff Prospectus: ALDS Preview: Rays vs. Rangers
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Ben Lindbergh

10-26

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Prospectus Preview: World Series Game Four
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Caleb Peiffer

10-25

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Prospectus Preview: World Series Game Three
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Caleb Peiffer

10-18

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Prospectus Preview: ALCS Game Six
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Caleb Peiffer

10-16

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Prospectus Preview: ALCS Game Five
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Caleb Peiffer

10-14

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Prospectus Preview: ALCS Game Four
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Caleb Peiffer

10-11

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Prospectus Preview: ALCS Game Two
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Caleb Peiffer

09-09

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Prospectus Preview: Tuesday's Games to Watch
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Caleb Peiffer

08-28

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Prospectus Preview: Thursday's Games to Watch
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Caleb Peiffer

08-26

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Prospectus Preview: Tuesday's Games to Watch
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Caleb Peiffer

07-21

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Prospectus Preview: Monday's Games to Watch
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Caleb Peiffer

07-18

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Prospectus Preview: Friday's Games to Watch
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Caleb Peiffer

07-04

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Prospectus Preview: Friday's Games to Watch
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Caleb Peiffer

06-29

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Lies, Damned Lies: Home-Field Advantages
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Nate Silver

05-17

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Prospectus Preview: Saturday's Games to Watch
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Caleb Peiffer

05-03

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Prospectus Preview: Saturday's Games to Watch
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Caleb Peiffer

04-02

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Prospectus Preview: Wednesday's Games to Watch
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Caleb Peiffer

02-06

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Building a Better Bullpen
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Caleb Peiffer

03-22

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Hope and Faith: How the Tampa Bay Devil Rays Can Win the World Series
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Derek Jacques

11-22

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The Dick Martin Award Finalists
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Michael Groopman

05-06

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Prospectus Triple Play: Atlanta Braves, Tampa Bay Devil Rays, Toronto Blue Jays
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David Kirsch

04-08

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Prospectus Triple Play: Atlanta Braves, Tampa Bay Devil Rays, Toronto Blue Jays
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David Kirsch

03-11

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Prospectus Triple Play: Atlanta Braves, Tampa Bay Devil Rays, Toronto Blue Jays
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David Kirsch

02-11

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Prospectus Triple Play: Atlanta Braves, Tampa Bay Devil Rays, Toronto Blue Jays
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Baseball Prospectus

01-17

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Prospectus Triple Play: Atlanta Braves, Tampa Bay Devil Rays, Toronto Blue Jays
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Baseball Prospectus

12-10

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Prospectus Triple Play: Atlanta Braves, Tampa Bay Devil Rays, Toronto Blue Jays
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11-12

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Prospectus Triple Play: Atlanta Braves, Tampa Bay Devil Rays, Toronto Blue Jays
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Baseball Prospectus

09-16

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Prospectus Triple Play: Atlanta Braves, Tampa Bay Devil Rays, Toronto Blue Jays
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Baseball Prospectus

08-19

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Prospectus Triple Play: Atlanta Braves, Tampa Bay Devil Rays, Toronto Blue Jays
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Baseball Prospectus

07-22

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Prospectus Triple Play: Atlanta Braves, Tampa Bay Devil Rays, Toronto Blue Jays
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Baseball Prospectus

06-24

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Prospectus Triple Play: Atlanta Braves, Tampa Bay Devil Rays, Toronto Blue Jays
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05-27

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Prospectus Triple Play: Atlanta Braves, Tampa Bay Devil Rays, Toronto Blue Jays
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04-30

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Prospectus Triple Play: Atlanta Braves, Tampa Bay Devil Rays, Toronto Blue Jays
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Baseball Prospectus

04-07

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Prospectus Triple Play: Atlanta Braves, Minnesota Twins, Tampa Bay Devil Rays
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Baseball Prospectus

03-24

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Prospectus Triple Play: Atlanta Braves, Minnesota Twins, Tampa Bay Devil Rays
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Baseball Prospectus

03-10

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Prospectus Triple Play: Atlanta Braves, Minnesota Twins, Tampa Bay Devil Rays
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Baseball Prospectus

02-25

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Prospectus Triple Play: Atlanta Braves, Minnesota Twins, Tampa Bay Devil Rays
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Baseball Prospectus

10-03

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Prospectus Triple Play: Atlanta Braves, Minnesota Twins, Tampa Bay Devil Rays
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Baseball Prospectus

09-17

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Prospectus Triple Play: Atlanta Braves, Minnesota Twins, Tampa Bay Devil Rays
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Baseball Prospectus

09-03

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Prospectus Triple Play: Atlanta Braves, Milwaukee Brewers, Minnesota Twins, Tampa Bay Devil Rays
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Baseball Prospectus

08-20

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Prospectus Triple Play: Atlanta Braves, Minnesota Twins, Tampa Bay Devil Rays
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Baseball Prospectus

08-06

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Prospectus Triple Play: Atlanta Braves, Minnesota Twins, Tampa Bay Devil Rays
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Baseball Prospectus

07-23

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Prospectus Triple Play: Atlanta Braves, Minnesota Twins, Tampa Bay Devil Rays
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Baseball Prospectus

07-09

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Prospectus Triple Play: Atlanta Braves, Minnesota Twins, Tampa Bay Devil Rays
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Baseball Prospectus

06-25

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Prospectus Triple Play: Atlanta Braves, Minnesota Twins, Tampa Bay Devil Rays
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September 9, 2008 12:15 pm

Prospectus Preview: Tuesday's Games to Watch

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Caleb Peiffer

It's Huff and puff in Baltimore, the BoSox have the Rays up against the wall, and Cincinnati tries to keep on improving in Milwaukee.

Today's Full Slate of Games

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August 28, 2008 11:55 am

Prospectus Preview: Thursday's Games to Watch

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Caleb Peiffer

Sox go for the Stadium sweep with Moose on the loose, the Dodgers fall down, and a Phillies-Cubs clash with October implications.

Today's Full Slate of Games

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August 26, 2008 12:42 pm

Prospectus Preview: Tuesday's Games to Watch

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Caleb Peiffer

Moyer brings his tired old amazing act to the Mets, Halladay tries to slow the Longoria-less Rays, and more tilting toward September.

Today's Full Slate of Games

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July 21, 2008 12:00 am

Prospectus Preview: Monday's Games to Watch

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Caleb Peiffer

A showdown in the NL Central, Sir Sidney's shot at vengeance, and the good odds of a big night for Scott Kazmir.

Today's Full Slate of Games

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July 18, 2008 12:00 am

Prospectus Preview: Friday's Games to Watch

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Caleb Peiffer

The Diamondbacks face Andruw's historic performance, and Tampa Bay prepares to run the gauntlet.

Today's Full Slate of Games

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July 4, 2008 12:00 am

Prospectus Preview: Friday's Games to Watch

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Caleb Peiffer

A clash between old friends in Chicago, double-edged action in Busch, and a wee bit of history in the Bronx.

Today's Full Slate of Games

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June 29, 2008 12:00 am

Lies, Damned Lies: Home-Field Advantages

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Nate Silver

Which teams enjoy outsized advantages from playing at home?

Home-field advantage is making a little bit of a comeback this year, with the home team thus far having won 56.2 percent of major league baseball games. This is actually down a few ticks from where it was several weeks ago; at the beginning of June, home teams had won almost 58 percent of their games. Nevertheless, this is quite high by the standards of recent history. Prior to World War II (when travel was more burdensome and road trips much longer), home-field advantage was more profound in baseball, but since then it has been exceptionally stable, with the home team winning about 54 percent of games each season. So, is there something systematic that is causing the home-field numbers to increase this year? Or has it just been some kind of statistical fluke?

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May 17, 2008 12:00 am

Prospectus Preview: Saturday's Games to Watch

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Caleb Peiffer

A resurgent Reds menace, a duel between southpaws with flagging fastballs and fortunes in San Francisco, and the best of the rest of the day's slate.

Today's Full Slate of Games

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The Mets get their bats going, a rematch of aces in Fenway, and a former Silver Slugger gets a shot while wearing pinstripes.

Today's Full Slate of Games

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Brian Bannister begins his quest to beat the odds, Rich Harden continues his to stay off the shelf, and two outstanding young righties square off in LA.

Today's Full Slate of Games, at MLB.com

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February 6, 2008 12:00 am

Building a Better Bullpen

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Caleb Peiffer

After a historically awful season, the Rays are about to turn the corner with this unit, as with several others.

The Tampa Bay Devil Rays existed for 10 seasons-the club exorcised the Devil this past November-and have been plagued for most of that decade by an inability to put a decent bullpen together. Consider for a moment that in five out of 10 years, Tampa Bay's firemen combined for a negative Adjusted Runs Prevented (ARP) total.

What exactly is ARP, and why is it used here rather than another bullpen metric, such as WXRL? ARP is a pure context-free measure of pitcher effectiveness that doesn't take into account the leverage of the situation; a counting stat that compares a reliever's performance to how an average (not replacement-level) relief pitcher would have performed in the same situations. In other words, if you are looking simply for how many more runs a bullpen prevented or allowed than average, regardless of the timing of the relief work or how it impacted the game, then ARP is your stat. It boils away luck and any statistical advantage (or disadvantage) attained from pitching well (or poorly) in more important situations to get at the bare-bones underlying performance, which is what we want to evaluate in looking at past bullpen work. As Keith Woolner explained in a 2005 mailbag:

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Past championship success stories, Derek writes, should inspire Joe Maddon's guys.

Is there a fan base in America to whom the concept of Hope and Faith would seem more far-fetched than it would to supporters of the Tampa Bay Devil Rays? In Pittsburgh and Kansas City, fans at least have memories of the days when the victory champagne flowed freely. Texas, Seattle and the north side of Chicago have at least had opportunities to make noise in the playoffs, even if those opportunities were squandered. In contrast, Tampa Bay's nine years in baseball have been an exercise in frustration and incompetence, without even a modest run of success to relieve the monotony.

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