Tag Archives: Andy Sonnanstine

So, Who Closes?

Today, while I was driving I-94 from the Twin Cities to Bismarck, Jon Rauch signed with the Jays as the last remaining pitcher with decent closing experience on the market meaning that whoever is going to close for the Rays … Continue reading

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BABIP and wOBAcon for 2010 Rays Starters by Pitch Type

Yesterday, Steve Slowinski at DRaysBay had a nice, thought-provoking piece looking at James Shields BABIP rates last year.  Two camps formed based on whether or not his 2010 is representative of a three-year decline of becoming more “hittable” or whether it … Continue reading

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Andy Sonnanstine's Release Points 2008 – 10

Last night, something weird happened to the Rays, they lost, and frankly I kind of forgot what it feels like.  It stings a little, but I think we’ll be ok.  I try to participate in the GDT at DRaysBay as … Continue reading

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Deserved Wins Through 8/16/10

As we know, the Rays feature an inconsistent offense that can be here today and gone tomorrow, at times.  This is one reason that W/L record is not a very good evaluative tool for pitchers and is one of the … Continue reading

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The Rays By the Numbers

I like to take peeks at the statistics at 30 day intervals to see how the club is doing and I think this time, you will be quite surprised by some of the statistics this club has produced over the … Continue reading

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Don't Mess With Jobu

On September 28th, 2005, the Tampa Bay Devil Rays defeated the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field behind eight solid innings from Big Red Seth McClung as he gave up just four hits, walked nobody, and struck out four and Danys … Continue reading

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