Tag Archives: Rafael Soriano

Good News and Bad News

Good news – the Rays gained two more top draft picks today. Bad news – the Yankees just signed Rafael Soriano according to Jon Heyman who is always first to break the Scott Boras-related signings. He is reporting it is … Continue reading

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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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Victor Martinez and How It Relates to the Rays

Ignacio Serrano first reported on his blog that Victor Martinez is on the verge of signing a four-year deal with the Detroit Tigers for $50.m and that story was later confirmed by FoxSports’ Ken Rosenthal. This is not good news … Continue reading

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Hide All Sharp Objects

The Rays bullpen was an epic disaster in 2007 – one of the worst in the past 50 years of baseball at that time. Conversely, the bullpen was arguably the most consistent part of the 2010 American League East champions’ … Continue reading

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Darn, That's The End

Borrowing from A. Bartlett Giammati: It breaks your heart. It is designed to break your heart. The game begins in the spring, when everything else begins again, and it blossoms in the summer, filling the afternoons and evenings, and then … Continue reading

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One

It is the loneliest number that you’ll ever do. It is particularly lonely for the Tampa Bay Rays because it represents the number of American League Cy Young votes any pitcher in the history of this franchise has received. That … Continue reading

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