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Tampa Bay Rays News and Links: Pitchers and Catchers Report!

Chris Archer’s four-seam, Walls versatility, and the Yarbitration

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With pitchers and catchers reporting today and workouts starting tomorrow, here’s some stuff you need to know.

The Rays made a couple deals before things get underway. First, Oliver Drake is back on a major league deal.

And second, John Curtiss was dealt to the Marlins.

Andrea at Scout Girl Report (who is a great follow) dives into why Ryan Yarbrough lost his arb case.

And here she is in video. We hope to see more stuff like this on the site.

After signing with the Rays, Chris Archer made it clear that he was ditching his two-seam fastball. But as Justin Choi writes, don’t expect this to fix everything. An interesting piece on Chris Archer’s four-seamer.

Baseball America on Taylor Walls’ versatility.

The Rays have a full rotation...for now.

Topper on ten Rays we’re curious about heading into Spring Training.

Fangraph’s took some heat for their 2021 predictions. So they made some tweaks to the formula. Oh, Baltimore...

Old friend Robinson Chirinos gets a minor league deal with the Yankees.

Old friend C.J. Cron signs a minor league deal with the Rockies.

Kevin Pillar lands with the Mets.

Bartolo Colon is still playing.

A video from Jon Bois features fun with counting!

Allana Rizzo writes about unwelcome advances she endured from several former Dodgers.

Baseball has made some changes in response to these and other recent allegations this offseason.

Eric Nusbaum on what we’ve lost with the minor league realignment and consolidation.

Sadly, The Tampa Bay sports community mourned the loss of Vincent Jackson on Monday. He was 38.

RJ McDaniel writes about what “support mental health” looks like.

Lastly, here’s some doggos.