The Rays took a series (and the season series, overall) from the Toronto Blue Jays, putting some heat on their seat in the last wildcard spot. Playing spoiler is fun, especially when there’s a real sense of urgency for the team you’re spoiling. Both Jose Bautista and Edwin Encarnacion could potentially leave town next season, and carltriano looks at the Jays’ contention window.
- The 2016 Rays set a new franchise home run record, with 200 so far in the season.
- We have the schedule for next year. Highlights include a single-gate double header on June 10.
#Rays open the 2017 season on Sunday as part of @ESPN's national #OpeningDay coverage for the second straight year. pic.twitter.com/SDjk2MQyz0— Tampa Bay Rays (@RaysBaseball) September 14, 2016
- The Cubs pitching staff is beating their FIP by a lot. Why?
- Good article at THT on rehab procedures and on how teams try to keep players healthy.
- This is kind of fun. Brendan Gawlowski and Meg Rowley at Baseball Prospectus did an active player hall of fame draft. Evan Longoria was a 12th round pick.
- Shohei Otani threw a 102 mph pitch.