Tag "Sergio Romo"

Sunday Shenanigans 13: Baseball’s Weirdest New Policy

The foreign substance problem in baseball has risen over the past few seasons, reaching a breaking point this season. The domination of pitchers, rise in spin rates, and new revelations about spider tack forced the decision into Major League Baseball’s hands. As they so often have in the Rob Manfred era, they managed to make players angry.

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Which team has the best bullpen in baseball?

No two bullpens are built the same. It’s time to determine who has the best bullpen in baseball and explaining what makes them great.

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Which team has the best bullpen in baseball?

No two bullpens are built the same. It’s time to determine who has the best bullpen in baseball and explaining what makes them great.

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Into the 80s with Tom Greene- Minnesota Twins

Two days after the Atlanta Braves joined the 80-win club, the Minnesota Twins join the party. In Atlanta, there seems to be doubt as far as the pitching goes. In Minnesota, fans and broadcasters (like Jenny Taft, Jamie Hersch, Marney Gellner, Dawn Mitchell, Jamie Erdahl, and Kevin Gorg,) are simply excited that this season has exceeded expectations. Of course, this is said on one condition. Our @jball0202 expects championships in Minnesota, and nothing else (maybe championship-style writing from me? I do my best.)

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Nick Anderson Proving To Be Perfect Fit In Tampa Bay

In 10 outings since Nick Anderson was traded from the Marlins to the Rays, he has allowed no runs and no walks.

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Nick Anderson Proving To Be Perfect Fit In Tampa Bay

In 10 outings since Nick Anderson was traded from the Marlins to the Rays, he has allowed no runs and no walks.

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State of Baseball: The Opener

In the last two years, a few teams in Major League Baseball have been experimenting with what is now termed “the opener”. The opener is a high-leverage reliever that a team uses to start the game. He will usually throw one or two innings at the max. The goal of the opener is to get through the top half of the lineup so that the starter who takes over later on will not have to face the top of the opposing batting order more than twice in a game. The Tampa Bay Rays were the first team to experiment with the opener using relievers, Ryne Stanek and Sergio Romo (now of the Miami Marlins).

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Miami Marlins: Team Preview

It’s hard to believe that the Marlins once had Giancarlo Stanton, Christian Yelich, J.T. Realmuto, and Jose Fernandez on the same team and have not been to the playoffs since they defeated the Yankees in the 2003 World Series. Side note, it’s pretty amazing that they have been to the playoffs twice in their existence, and won the world series both times.

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