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Balfour to Oakland and 2011 Draft Update

Grant Balfour is getting a multi-year deal according to FoxSports’ Jon Paul Morosi. Terms have not been announced at this time. Even though Balfour is a Type A free agent, the Rays do not get Oakland’s first round pick because … Continue reading

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The Pick(s) of the Litter

Yesterday, HardballTalk’s Aaron Gleeman put up a list of the most attractive of the remaining free agents. ¬†The twelve best names included:

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Meltdowns and Shut downs for Rays Relievers

If you’re reading this, then you’re probably aware of how silly it is to analyze a reliever based on Saves and Blown Saves. ¬†Instead of being snarky about it, better men go out and try to develop ways to look … Continue reading

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Updating Reliever Contracts

The first signing of the off-season was the well-covered three year deal for Joaquin Benoit. Yesterday, Arizona gave J.J. Putz a two year deal at $5m per season to be their closer with a third year team option. The meme … Continue reading

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Balfour Declines Arbitration

All of the Rays’ free agents have now declined arbitration but Grant Balfour doing so is rather surprising. It was assumed that Balfour would take arbitration as he would likely be able to double his $2.1m salary from 2010. Balfour … Continue reading

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How Benoit's Deal Affects Balfour

The news of Joaquin Benoit leaving the Rays was not surprising, but the results of it could have a secondary impact for the Rays related to Grant Balfour. MLB Trade Rumors posted today that ACES, Inc. has had a very … Continue reading

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