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Steve Slowinski

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Steve Slowinski is a baseball writer, specializing in analysis, statistics, and the Tampa Bay Rays. He currently manages the sabermetric glossary at FanGraphs.com, and has contributed pieces to DRaysBay, ESPN.com, and the St. Petersburg Times in the past.

MOST RECENT POSTS

The Rays Tank: New Wild Card Teams, Realignment, And More Molina Mania

MLB Chatter According to the most recent reports, MLB and the MLBPA have finalized the new CBA and are expected to announce it on Monday. There aren't any details out at this time, but it's...

Report: Tampa Bay Rays Sign Jose Molina; Question: Why?

I was going to write up something about Jose Molina's defense tonight, but then I realized that Brad already said everything and did it better than I would have. So...enjoy! Can you imagine how great it's going to be to have a good defensive catcher? I'm still pinching myself.

The Rays Tank: Batted Ball Contact, More Chaim Bloom, And Trade Rumors Galore

MLB Chatter What better way to start the day than with some humor? I feel ashamed to admit it, but despite being around SB Nation for the better part of the last few years, I've just now...

The Rays Tank: Pat The Bat And Wade Townsend Remembered

MLB Chatter The new CBA agreement is close to being completed, and there have been few signs of problems in the negotiations. The players and owners are reaching a deal peacefully and without...

The Rays Tank: Hellickson's Future, Joey Votto Rumors, and Peter Angelos

MLB Chatter Today's excellent long-form piece: a profile on Orioles' owner Peter Angelos. I never knew the extent of Angelos' contributions to the city of Baltimore, and this piece made me feel...

Jeremy Hellickson's Struggles Against Lefties

Looking into why Hellickson struggles against hitters that he should dominate.

The Rays Tank: Papelbon Is Gone, Hellickson For ROY, And New Uniforms In Miami

MLB Chatter Over the weekend, Aaron Hill signed a 2 year, $11 million contract with the Diamondbacks. If you think his talent level is around what he's produced over the past two years -- .291...

The Rays Tank: A Digression On The Rays And Marlins

MLB Chatter It's been 36 hours but there's still no major development in Wilson Ramos' kidnapping case. He is alive and details have come out about the circumstances of his kidnapping, but there's...

The Rays Tank: Wilson Ramos Kidnapped, New Padres Uniforms, And Optimism In Florida

MLB Chatter I know it's not baseball-specific, but the news about Joe Paterno is so huge it's nigh impossible to overlook it. Paterno was removed from his job as the head coach for Penn State last...

7. Which young pitching phenom would you rather have: Yu Darvish, Stephen Strasburg or Matt...

7. Which young pitching phenom would you rather have: Yu Darvish, Stephen Strasburg or Matt Moore? Responses: Moore 13, Strasburg 12. The other three respondents called it a coin flip between Moore and Strasburg. Jerry Crasnick polled 28 GMs, assistant GMs, and other personnel on a handful of questions, and this was one of them. That response is enough to give me chills. How about everyone here? If given the choice, would anyone here trade Moore for Strasburg?
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