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More Than A Feeling?

A good friend likes to mention that year after year the Rays have failed to live up pre-season projections at the plate. He likes to allude that De...

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Quantifying the Rays' Offensive Offense

Much of the Rays' shortcomings this year has been placed on the defensive errors and injuries up and down the lineup, but the biggest reason for th...

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Carlos Pena's Two-Strike Approach

On Wednesday the beloved Tangotiger hosted a nice discussionbased off of the following line uttered by Tampa Bay Rays first baseman Carlos Pena:Fin...

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Jose Lobaton: Dues Ex Machina?

It's no surprise that the Rays catching situation is again looking grim, at best. Jose Molina is doing a nice job of stealing calls, but he struggl...

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Ben Zobrist's Weird Platoon Splits

Ben Zobrist has always been a switch hitter. Ben Zobrist has always had a slight platoon split. Up until 2012 he hit righties to the tune of a .337...

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Strained Hamstrings: The Aftermath

Despite playing .500ish ball through a brutal section of the schedule there appears to be a bit of sunlight on the horizon per TBO:Plans call for L...

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A Tale of Two Slumpers

A wise monkey once typed, "It was the best of times, it was the blurst of times." To which an old man exclaimed, "You stupid monkey." Everyone's a ...

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Quick Blah to Blah Blah

I wanted to take a quick look at a couple of things that can help us Rays fans put the season thus far in perspective. First, let's take a look at ...

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Carlos Pena is Going Streaking

It's no secret to even the most casual of Rays fans that Carlos Pena is a batter that can soar through the highest of highs and plummet to the lowe...

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Ruminations on Matt Moore

Update: 18:00 EST Due to mislabeled vertical components of strike zone, some data has been changedA single bolt of lightning contains an unfathomab...

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Rays Run Values by Location thru May ...

Basically a month into the season I thought it would be a good time to look at how our most important batters are being pitched and what kind of re...

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Looking at Rays Pitchers' Two-Strike ...

Rays media Kingpin Tommy Rancel recently asked me what I had on Jeremy Hellickson's process and results in two strike counts. It's a bit dated, but...

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2011 Rays Starter Fastball Velocity a...

Just in time for the start of the 2012 season I took a look at some over-arcing trends amongst the five main starters in 2011. We'll look at fastba...

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Uncle Bush's Wild BABIP Ride

This morning, a user on DRaysBay named BossmanJunior333 made an astute observation as it relates to Matty Bush:Something I noticed about Matt BushI...

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Better to Hit for Contact or Power: A...

At the most basic level it's easy to think of baseball having a dichotomy of high contact/low power and low contact/high power batters. You have yo...

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Projecting the Rays 2012 Lineup

With the signing of Carlos Pena the Rays have ostensibly filled the last gaping hole on their Major League roster. Sure, we'll probably see some mo...

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Projecting the Top of the American Le...

Predictions of the future are never anything but projections of present automatic processes and procedures, that is, of occurrences that are likely...

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Why The Six-Man Rotation Would be a B...

With Matt Moore signing an extension that could keep him with the Rays until after his dirty thirty birthday party we should be able to look forwar...

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Projecting the 2012 Tampa Bay Rays Po...

I hope that if you learn anything today, it's that Chewbacca is a southpaw. Other than handedness of creatures slightly hairier than Bobby Ramos, I...

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