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Further Exploring the Bullpen Usage of the Rays in 2015

In a post earlier this week I took a look at the Rays bullpen usage so far this year as it’s starting to become a hot topic amongst those that see the Rays as a bellwether for emerging trends. The … Continue reading

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Bullpen Taking Shape

Chris Bootcheck, R.J. Swindle, and Mike Ekstrom were all re-assigned to minor league camp today according to Marc Topkin. None of these moves are a surprise to anyone that takes the time to analyze the numbers here. Ekstrom has had … Continue reading

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Great Bullpen Reads

I have a post coming up later today about how the guys in the bullpen are pitching, but in the last 24 hours, there have been two excellent articles on how to build a bullpen. Our friend, Jonah Keri, put … Continue reading

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More Cuts

#Rays cuts are Jennings, Archer, Cobb, De La Rosa, Gomes, Hayhurst, Ashley, Anderson, Beckham, Canzler, Chirinos, Furmaniak, Mayora, Vogt — Marc Topkin (@TBTimes_Rays) March 15, 2011 Again, none of these cuts were surprising. Despite the hot spring by Robinson Chirinos, … Continue reading

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Nice Article from Cafardo

Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe had a nice piece this morning on Jim Hickey’s tough role with the 2011 bullpen. Some particular comments from that article stood out: “We have to be able to identify and pick out the … Continue reading

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Nice Praise For Wade

Not Davis, Cory Wade. R.J. Anderson first wrote him up over at TPR when the signing happened but Tommy Rancel has had two interesting pieces on Wade in recent weeks. Tommy first covered the effectiveness of Wade’s curveball ¬†and then … Continue reading

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