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Preet Patel

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"Solving" The Rays Starting Pitching Glut: Matt Moore To The Pen

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"Solving" the Rays Starting Pitching Glut: Matt Moore to the Pen

Athletics Shopping Brandon Allen

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Per ESPN's Jerry Crasnick, the A's are shopping 1B Brandon Allen. Obviously here we would expect the Rays to have some degree of interest (lacking a long-term solution at 1B) but it's unclear how much.

Jim Thome Signs with the Phillies

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Per MLBTR, Jim Thome signed a 1.25 million dollar deal with the Phillies. This is disheartening because Thome can still wallop the ball, putting up a 133 wRC+ in a "down" 2011, and as a result of his absolute inability to field, seemed to be a perfect match for the Rays open DH position, particularly at such an affordable price. Still, for Thome this deal seems more about returning to Philadelphia than about the money, so it's unlikely that he would've signed here anyways.

Game 3 Opposing Pitching Preview: Conquering Colby Lewis

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Game 3 Opposing Pitching Preview: Conquering Colby Lewis

Casey Kotchman's True Talent Levels

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What is Casey Kotchman's True talent level? An attempt to estimate it follows.

Return of the King: James Shields's Newfound Dominance

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James Shields is one of the most dominant starters in baseball right now. Can he keep it up?

Projecting John Jaso's Legendary Plate Discipline

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Projecting John Jaso's Legendary Plate Discipline

Optimizing the Rays' 2011 Lineup, Tom Tango Style

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Optimizing the Rays' 2011 Lineup, Tom Tango Style

Contemplating "Streakiness": Does a win streak predict itself?

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Contemplating "Streakiness": Does a win streak predict itself?

Manny's Declining Swing: Has Manny Lost Bat Speed?

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Manny's Declining Swing: Has Manny Lost Bat Speed?

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