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Early Returns of the Drew Smyly Project

One of the tricky parts of this job can be finding information people might not know about. Statistical insight these days can be a challenge. One of the easier parts can be building off of somebody else’s idea, putting together a deeper dive on another person’s insight. So full credit to Ken Rosenthal, who wrote […]
Via Fangraphs
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay To Shut Down P Drew Smyly

According to Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times, the Tampa Bay Rays have decided to shut down starting pitcher Drew Smyly for the remainder of the season. #Rays make it official; Smyly is shut down for season. Officially TBA for Friday — Marc Topkin (@TBTimes_Rays) September 9, 2014 This is not due to injury, […]
Via On-Base Talk
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Rays Injury Update: Drew Smyly shut down for season

The Tampa Bay Rays entered Tuesday nights game against the Yankees with a record of 69-75, fourth in the American League East. Although 15 1/2 games out in the division, the Rays have been productive on the mound, ranked eighth in the Major Leagues in ERA. One pitcher who's had a fine season is Drew Smyly, but he's been shut down for the remainder of the season. #454776302...
Via MLB Injury News
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Rays should shut down Drew Smyly now if the time is right

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Moment after moment, Drew Smyly revealed the inner fire that could make him more than what met the eye when the Tampa Bay Rays traded for him July 31. There was the swinging strikeout of Chris Davis in the fourth after the Baltimore Orioles' first baseman smashed a 371-foot home run to right field off him in the second. There was the slight twirl on the...
Via Fox Sports Florida
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Rays notes: Drew Smyly uncertain when his season will end

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Drew Smyly stood straight with the end to his uncommon year likely near. The questions directed at him near his locker in the Tampa Bay Rays clubhouse were familiar. The answer remains unknown. Smyly could be shut down soon, given that he has pitched a career-high 147 innings this season, eclipsing the 99 1/3 he threw in 2012. Long ago, he passed the 76 he...
Via Fox Sports Florida
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Fantasy Baseball Two-Start Pitchers Week 22: Drew Smyly and More

For many leagues this is it. The start of fantasy baseball playoffs is underway and this is when you really have to search for that guy that could push the boundaries, push you over the Mendoza line and bring you to fantasy glory. Look over the list and see if a certain player’s name shoots off the page and into your starting lineup. I will give you the player’s name and who...
Via FF Locker Room
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Drew Smyly (SP, TAM) – Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add In All Mixed Leagues & AL-Only Leagues Immediately ANALYSIS: Mazel Tov Tampa, you have managed to get pretty decent return for one of the top established aces in the league, David Price. The best part is that they traded a lefty for a lefty, so in theory, their rotation only loses potential skill, but […]
Via RotoBaller
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Mechanics tweak has Tigers' Smyly at top of his game

DETROIT -- Drew Smyly has never looked this efficient and dominant at the same time. The Detroit Tigers left-hander has carried a no-hitter into the fifth inning of his last two starts. Can he do that for a third consecutive start? "I hope so," said Smyly, whose next start is Thursday afternoon against the Chicago White Sox. "We'll see." Then he joked that...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
July 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Drew Smyly’s girlfriend Eryn Blatt wins the day (PICTURES)

Drew Smyly will have the opportunity in 2014 to prove that his left-arm is worthy of excelling in a starting role in the Big Leagues.  At his side, hopefully for Tiger fans on his right arm, will be girlfriend Eryn Blatt. As Smyly transitions back to being a starter after being arguably the Tigers’ most valuable reliever last year, Blatt will transition into being one of the dolls...
Via It's Always Sunny in Detroit
April 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers rumors: Domonic Brown edition

Before the Detroit Tigers made two big offseason trades and a free agent signing for a closer, I had suggested the possibility of a trade for Phillies left-fielder Domonic Brown. As the winter meetings have kicked off in Orlando this week so has the news that the 26-year old Brown is indeed on the market. One problem, the trade proposal that I set forth back then involved Doug Fister...
December 09, 2013  |  Discuss
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