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Should the Rays consider trading more pitchers?

Despite finishing the season just a single win away from .500 and being only two years away from a Wild Card victory, the Rays have been rumored to be interested in selling off some pieces. This isn’t a simple strategy of trying to get the most out of players who are only signed on for one more season, instead, the players rumored include relievers Jake McGee and Brad Boxburger...
Via The Outside Corner
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Rays pitcher Chris Archer brings fresh analysis to ESPN

The networks have a habit of hiring current players during the MLB Postseason as guest analysts. Fox used A.J. Pierzynski and David Ortiz over the past few to mixed success. TBS has also utilized current players during its coverage. But the people who stick out and bring their “A” game to the table are few and far between. Fox hired then-New York Mets pitcher Al Leiter for the...
Via Awful Announcing
October 07, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Chris Archer has great reaction to Kevin Kiermaier catch

    Chris Archer had a great reaction to a beautiful catch made by Kevin Kiermaier in center field on Monday night. Kiermaier robbed Orioles leadoff hitter Manny Machado with a great catch against the wall for the first out the Rays recorded in the game.     Archer was worried that the first batter he faced had hit a home run against him, so he kept the celebration...
Via Larry Brown Sports
August 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Chris Archer Produces a Masterpiece

Amid the ever-increasing dominance of pitching this season, Chris Archer has been a singular figure among the leaderboard of best pitchers durinwg 2015: he’s not only a newcomer to the best handful of starters that populate baseball, but he’s also gotten to where he currently is in a rather unique way. In late April, I noticed that Archer was now throwing his slider almost...
Via Fangraphs
August 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Fan Blows A Kiss To Rays’ Chris Archer Who Catches It And Throws It Away (Video)

Oh no he didn’t. Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Chris Archer did something we haven’t seen the likes of since elementary school. A fan sitting about five rows behind the Rays dugout in Seattle yelled to get the attention of Archer, who was leaning over the dugout fence. Archer surprisingly turned around and acknowledged the fan, but looked to be a cross between shocked and horrified...
June 07, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Chris Archer catches fan's kiss, throws it away

Chris Archer has become one of the best pitchers in the MLB, but the Tampa Bay Rays' ace is also dynamite with the fans.
Via Gamedayr
June 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Graph: Chris Archer Among the Greats

Earlier today, the present author utilized a nearly coherent metaphor involving astronomy to illustrate a point about Tampa Bay right-hander Chris Archer — namely that, not unlike how a star is both luminous and hot, so is Chris Archer’s future as a pitcher simultaneously luminous and also bursting with heat. There are a number of […]
Via Fangraphs
May 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Rays: Archer aiming for greatness

Chris Archer’s ERA of .84 is the third best in the majors. Chris Archer has led by example for the Tampa Bay Rays (12-10). As the club’s ace, Archer has gone 3-2 with an ERA of .84. Those numbers are very impressive, but do not tell the whole story. On the 26th of April, Archer was feeling under the weather. This did not stop him from throwing seven strikeouts in seven scoreless...
May 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Chris Archer interviews reporters about his start

Chris Archer is becoming one of my favorite players in the league to watch, and after his start for the Rays on Sunday, he interviewed reporters in the clubhouse about how they think he pitched. Pretty funny way to change things up. In his start against the Phillies on Sunday, Archer allowed one run on three hits over two innings, walking one and striking out one. But hey, it...
Via The Outside Corner
March 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Sunday Notes: Archer’s Innings, Boston’s Backstops, much more

Chris Archer‘s attitude toward stats is a mix of new-school and old-school. The 26-year-old righty realizes pitcher Wins and ERA are influenced by things he can’t control. The number he cares most about, from a personal perspective, is innings pitched. Archer threw 194-and-two-third innings for the Tampa Bay Rays in 2014. He did so effectively, […]
Via Fangraphs
January 11, 2015  |  Discuss

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