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View from the catwalk: Baldelli and Quartaro getting recognized

The tax on success.

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MLB: Tampa Bay Rays at Detroit Tigers Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

So it’s going to be the Red Sox and the Yankees. Yawn.

Before people go start trying to classify this as a win for the old-time baseball over the newfangled, bullpen strategy nerds, check the box score.

Rays Links

  • Bill Chastain gave a good and reasonable rundown of what this offseason will look like for the Rays.
  • Rays Radiio gave their view as well, in two parts.
  • The Ray Tank Blog dumped all of their season curiosity stats on us. Kind of like when you’re about to move, and you have friends over for a weird dinner to clean out all the condiments in the fridge.
  • Jonathan Mayo highlighted the biggest movers on the MLB Pipeline prospect list, with two Rays in the mix. Wander Franco was the biggest riser, up to 14, while Shane Baz dropped out of the top 100.
  • The Rays have been here before. Have success, and people will come pick at your coaching staff. Both Rocco Baldelli and Matt Quartaro are names in the mix for the vacant Blue Jays managerial job, as is former-Rays hitting coach Derek Shelton.
  • Eno Sarris wrote about which bullpens are most worn out. Interestingly, and contrasting to what you might think, the Rays are not on the top list.
  • For Hispanic Heritage Month, Willy Adames introduces us to his friend, El Acento.

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