Category Archives: Rays

Playoff Preview, Week Two

I’m not in love with the new playoff format, but I’ll admit that three consecutive nights of winner-take-all games makes for an exciting week of baseball. My early picks went 1-2. Let’s see if I can improve on that in … Continue reading

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Remaining Award Picks

I’ve heard tell that the Baseball Bloggers Alliance may come out of hibernation to vote on our annual awards. Having already covered my MVP (or “Stan Musial”) and Cy Young (“Walter Johnson”) picks, I thought I’d chime in with some … Continue reading

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Playoff Preview, Week One

The last day of the regular season gave us what so many of us wanted- another day of the regular season. I have a hard time accepting that tomorrow’s one-game playoff is a regular season game, while the following day’s … Continue reading

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Second-Half Predictions

You may have noticed my absence from this space over the last few weeks. My family and I moved from South Portland, Maine, to Cumberland Foreside, a delightful coastal community where my son and I have far more space to … Continue reading

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Franchise Player Mock Draft

I understand ESPN presented its annual franchise player mock draft today. I’d link to it, but I want to make my picks in a similar draft before I see who their experts picked. When I’m done, I’ll check out ESPN’s … Continue reading

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wOBA Primer, With a Bonus

Here’s one I wrote for USA Today Sports Weekly, which is partnering with High Heat Stats for a column focusing on a different advanced statistic every week: In 2012, Ben Zobrist batted .270, but was immensely valuable to the Rays. … Continue reading

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2013 Red Sox preview

Here’s one I wrote for The Forecaster: Sun shines cordially on the brim of your cap, a welcome respite from the biting cold in the nearby shade. Meticulously manicured grass sparkles proudly, unaware that the last patch of snow is … Continue reading

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