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Rays pitcher Chris Archer buys coffee for fans at local coffee shop

Rays fans in St. Petersburg got a nice surprise when they showed up for their morning coffee Wednesday. For half an hour, Tampa Bay starter and 2015 All-Star Chris Archer, paid for the coffee of 50 customers at Kahwa Coffee. Need coffee this morning? @ChrisArcher42 is treating #Rays fans until 9 at Kahwa in #DTSP. #CoffeeOnChris — Tampa Bay Rays (@RaysBaseball...
Via The Comeback
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Proposing a Dodgers Trade for Chris Archer

Yesterday, the Dodgers were involved in the three team trade that sent Todd Frazier to the White Sox, presumably because the Reds preferred a different type of prospect than what Chicago could offer. Andrew Friedman and his gang essentially acted as brokers for the other two teams, and took a commission for helping facilitate the trade, upgrading their own stock of prospects in the...
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December 17, 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...
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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

By Robert Judin Ever since the Tampa Bay Rays traded away their former ace David Price to the Detroit Tigers, Tampa’s pitching staff has seen a new face rise to the top of the rotation — Chris Archer. Archer may only be 4-3 this year, but it’s not for a lack of trying. His ERA is 2.01 through 12 starts this season, and he’s already struck out 97 batters. But do you know...
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

The Evolution of Chris Archer

Chris Archer has developed himself into an MLB ace early on in 2015. It’s hard to believe that not one but two teams passed on keeping Chris Archer in their system. Archer was drafted by the Cleveland Indians in the 5th round of the 2006 draft. In 2008, Archer was moved from the Indians organization to the Chicago Cubs along with  John Gaub and Jeff Stevens for Mark DeRosa...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
April 28, 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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