The Rays were off yesterday, and yet, surprisingly, people still wrote about baseball.
- Jason Collette takes a look at the Rays' offensive approach. In the latter part of the season last year, Rays batters became more aggressive at the plate, and that appears to have continued in 2016.
- Topkin wrote about Kevin Cash, and how selfless he is, like, for example, when Kevin Kiermaier foolishly tried to steal third on opening day, Cash (unconvincingly) attempted to take all the blame.
- This has been a bad start for the Rays. Does it matter? Jeff Sullivan has it as the Rays playoff odds as having gone down by 5% so far this year.
- Right now the Rays have a non-traditional bullpen. But Russell Carleton says that we should pay attention to what the Braves are doing as well.
- Baseball America highlighted the youngest players in each league. Rays infield prospect Daniel Robertson is among the youngest in Triple-A, and three Montgomery Biscuits are in the top-10 youngest in their Double-A league.
- Ben Lindbergh and Rob Arthur write about aging over at fivethirtyeight. The upshot? (no, fivethirtyeight!) That old hitters don't stop being able to hit the fastball. They decline in other ways.