2015 Tampa Bay Rays, new management era

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I saw a presntation on this system at SABR con a couple years ago -- at that time the Mets were the leaders for it.

The Rays will be the first team to install Kinatrax, a markerless motion-capture system, in their stadium, sources told Yahoo Sports. An announcement touting the move is expected Monday.

Kinatrax uses ultra-high-speed cameras and aims to capture the sort of biomechanical data that previously necessitated the placement of reflective markers on different body parts. Should Kinatrax do what it purports to, it would revolutionize baseball by offering looks at pitchers’ in-game biomechanics instead of those revealed in laboratory settings.

By installing Kinatrax at Tropicana Field, not only do the Rays get to analyze their own pitchers, they can track opponents’ biomechanics....

http://sports.yahoo.com/news/sources--mlb-team-enlisting-potentially-revolutionary-technology-to-study-pitching-154837850.html

the increasing costive borborygmi (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 16 June 2015 15:06 (three years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

@MLBastian
Rays have photos of each MLB manager arguing with umps hanging in visitors' office. Already updated Tito's from his ejection Sunday in BAL.

mookieproof, Thursday, 2 July 2015 15:28 (three years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

Karns w the rays version of a "shutout & hit 1 out" last night (5 IP 0 ER)

johnny crunch, Wednesday, 22 July 2015 11:12 (three years ago) Permalink

Bludclaat

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CJXQVvzUcAQ9rsf.jpg

Andy K, Monday, 27 July 2015 23:37 (three years ago) Permalink

Cespedes Family BBQ ‏@CespedesBBQ 1h1 hour ago
WHO IS THIS CURT CASALI PERSON AND WHY DOES HE KEEP HITTING BASEBALLS OVER THE FENCE IN MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL GAMES

johnny crunch, Wednesday, 29 July 2015 01:47 (three years ago) Permalink

two months pass...

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CQFEYffVAAMAz_K.jpg

Andy K, Tuesday, 29 September 2015 15:02 (three years ago) Permalink

i mean you gotta get floridians excited with mdma and buzzsaw synths if you can't do it with baseball

slothroprhymes, Tuesday, 29 September 2015 15:12 (three years ago) Permalink

Kiermaier hits 100 on the radar gun ... on a throw home from CF:

http://m.mlb.com/news/article/152761794/statcast-highlights-from-rays-rangers-angels

His dWAR for the season ... 4.9 (!!)

NoTimeBeforeTime, Saturday, 3 October 2015 11:55 (three years ago) Permalink

That 4.9 does strike me as a little...suspect? Stipulating that I have no idea how dWAR is derived, Mays, Clemente, Paul Blair, Dwight Evans, and Jim Edmonds never had a season over 3.0 between them; Griffey hit 3.4 once. Is it just that the farther you go back, the harder it is to get an accurate measure? Or is Kiermaier actually two games better than the best season from that first group? Pillar is at 2.7 right now, so even he ranks with the best season from the first group.

clemenza, Saturday, 3 October 2015 13:40 (three years ago) Permalink

It would be among the very best seasonal dWARs ever. I agree that it looks suspect ... but he's been among the leaders in bWAR all season.

NoTimeBeforeTime, Saturday, 3 October 2015 14:00 (three years ago) Permalink

these guys saved it all for gm 162

johnny crunch, Sunday, 4 October 2015 19:46 (three years ago) Permalink

six months pass...

welcome to the majors blake snell

mookieproof, Saturday, 23 April 2016 19:10 (two years ago) Permalink

four weeks pass...

another 2-inning save for colome, i smell some sabry weirdness from the rays! are there any articles out there about long saves i should be reading, or

yellow despackling power (Will M.), Tuesday, 24 May 2016 19:39 (two years ago) Permalink

guy used to start right? i remember Rivera used to do the occasional two-inning save and i've long wondered why we didn't see it more often. you're not going to see anyone twice and if you've started before, you're no stranger to sitting between innings and throwing more than 20 pitches. if the guy is your best pitcher in the bullpen, seems like a no-brainer to me to use him for more than an inning if you need to.

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Wednesday, 25 May 2016 14:53 (two years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

batting .214/.290/.350 since the all-star break

(.257.329/.445 in the first half; AL overall is .256/.325/.428 for the season)

mookieproof, Saturday, 19 August 2017 21:40 (one year ago) Permalink

four weeks pass...

only saw parts but two insanely good kiermier catches & a 14th inn'g game tying hr

johnny crunch, Saturday, 16 September 2017 04:47 (one year ago) Permalink

sox currently ahead 7-6 top 15 tho & still hitting

johnny crunch, Saturday, 16 September 2017 04:48 (one year ago) Permalink

ok wow now 12-6 bos

johnny crunch, Saturday, 16 September 2017 05:00 (one year ago) Permalink

Looking at the box score...Pedroia went 0-9, left 13 runners on base.

clemenza, Saturday, 16 September 2017 05:12 (one year ago) Permalink

one year passes...

Rays' Tommy Pham: Tampa Bay has 'really no fan base at all'

otpham

mookieproof, Friday, 28 December 2018 14:16 (three weeks ago) Permalink


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