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August 10, 2011

Rays v Tigers: Common Opponents: Tangotiger does a little strength-of-schedule tinkering with Tampa and Detroit, computing their W-L vs. common opponents in equal proportions.

July 18, 2011

Morning After – Do Marathon Extra Inning Games Take a Toll the Following Day?: The Yankees face Tampa the night after a marathon 16-inning game for the Rays, and the Captain’s Blog investigates what kind of advantage that gives NY.

July 15, 2011

Sizing Up Trade Needs in the A.L. East: Writing for the NY Times, B-R’s Sean Forman breaks down the strengths/weaknesses of the Red Sox, Yankees, & Rays, and looks for areas where each could upgrade at the trade deadline.

June 30, 2011

Ben Zobrist, Stealth MVP Candidate (Again): Remember 2009, when Zobrist was either 1st or 2nd in AL position-player WAR (depending on which source you use)? He’s at it again, Jonah Keri writes.

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June 20, 2011

Profiling the Brewers Offense Using Pitch F/x: From DRaysBay’s Jason Hanselman, some pitch data on the tendencies of Milwaukee’s hitters. (The Brewers are playing Tampa this week, in case you were wondering why a Rays blog was analyzing Milwaukee players).

June 17, 2011

Matt Joyce – Regression or Something More?: On the matter of Matt Joyce’s slow June, Roto Hardball consults the spray charts for answers.

June 16, 2011

Infographic: Ranking The Rays’ Offense: Writing at DRaysBay, Steve Slowinski looks at which Rays hitters are producing the most — and least — relative to the league average.

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June 14, 2011

A Quick Look at Matt Joyce: Jonathan Scippa of Baseball Analytics compares the pitch data on Joyce between 2010 and 2011.

June 13, 2011

How The Tampa Bay Rays Have Stayed In The Race: BABIP — for and against — is the big reason Tampa has been competitive so far, writes Baseball Nation’s Jeff Sullivan.

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June 9, 2011

Price Even Better in 2011: Tommy Rancel of Fangraphs has a rundown of the advanced stats on David Price in 2011, which — contrary to traditional numbers — suggest he hasn’t declined at all.

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June 8, 2011

Rays Team Fielding – Best Since 2008?: At The Book, Tango notes that Tampa has MLB’s best Fielding Bible defensive runs saved total since 2008.

June 3, 2011

Hellickson Pops to the Top: Jeremy Hellickson is excelling at forcing pop-ups, writes David Pinto of Baseball Analytics.

June 2, 2011

This Year’s All-Star Travesty: Fangraphs’ Steve Slowinski writes about Matt Joyce’s All-Star voting snub.

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June 1, 2011

Proposed Trade: Billy Butler to the Rays: Fangraphs’ Jeff Zimmerman on the implications of a hypothetical Rays-Royals swap.

May 16, 2011

The Rays And Regression: 2011 xBABIP Notables: At DRaysBay, Bradley Woodrum finds Tampa players whose BABIP is dramatically different from their xBABIP.

May 11, 2011

2008 Rays v2.0: THT’s Kevin Lai searches for breakout teams most similar to the ’08 Rays.

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April 13, 2011

Sam Fuld And The Value Of Defense

FanGraphs’ Bradley Woodrum wonders if Sam Fuld’s value from defense, baserunning, and walks is enough for Tampa to get by with. Link

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April 8, 2011

No Comeback Impossible

At Baseball Prospectus, Steven Goldman puts early-season struggles in perspective. Link

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April 7, 2011

Graphing Hellickson’s Start

Another PITCHf/x breakdown of a young starter, this time from DRaysBay’s Jason Hanselman, looks at the data on Jeremy Hellickson’s start vs. the Angels. Link