Archive for November 30th, 2009

  • Shouse, Zaun And Springer: To Arb Or Not To Arb

    Shouse, Zaun And Springer: To Arb Or Not To Arb

    November 30, 2009 at 10:00 pm 3 comments

    Today is the deadline for teams to offer arbitration to their free agents. Gregg Zaun, Brian Shouse and Russ Springer are the only Rays to receive either Type A or Type B free agent status (all are type B). If any of the three signs with another team, the Rays […]

     
  • Ranking The AL Closers; JP Howell Second Worst

    Ranking The AL Closers; JP Howell Second Worst

    November 30, 2009 at 9:30 am 8 comments

    Last year, Joe Posnanski generated a new statistic to evaluate closers (CLOSER+) based on Bill James’ method of classifying saves. James breaks down save opportunities into three categories: 1. Easy Save. This is a save when the first batter faced is not the tying or go-ahead run. 2. Tough save: […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss McGee’s Fastball, Hellboy’s Changeup And Crawford’s Clubhouse Presence

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss McGee’s Fastball, Hellboy’s Changeup And Crawford’s Clubhouse Presence

    November 30, 2009 at 8:12 am 14 comments

    Before the Webtopia, Joe Smith gives us several great tidbits in his latest column… On Jake McGee: “McGee feels he’s back to 100 percent. He said he’s throwing 95 mph, and his changeup is better than ever.” Andrew Friedman adds that the Rays “haven’t given up on McGee as a […]