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Potential WBC '17 call excites Odorizzi

Jake Odorizzi doesn't know if he'll get the call. The Rays right-hander might be asked to pitch for Team USA in the 2017 World Baseball Classic, and he might not.
14 days ago

Tampa Bay’s Cult of the High Fastball

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. – When Jake Odorizzi arrived to the Rays’ spring headquarters in February of 2013 following Tampa Bay’s trade of James Shields to Kansas City, he was summoned into a conference room at the Rays spring training facility, which rests in a rural and remote part of southwestern Florida. Present in a conference room were then-general manager Andrew Friedman...
Via Fangraphs
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Rays get solid spring debut from Jake Odorizzi against Phillies

PHILLIES 5, RAYS 5; 9 INNINGS Jesus Sucre, acquired this month from the Mariners, hit a two run-run homer for Tampa Bay. Starter Jake Odorizzi opened with two scoreless innings. Aaron Altherr, who missed the start of last season after a spring training injury, hit a bases-loaded triple and double, a day after homering. Philadelphia starter Vince Velasquez threw two shutout innings.
Via Associated Press
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Pitcher Odorizzi, Rays take salary dispute to arbitration

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) Pitcher Jake Odorizzi and the Tampa Bay Rays have gone to salary arbitration. Eligible for arbitration for the first time, Odorizzi asked arbitrators Edna Francis, Margaret Brogan and James Oldham for a raise from $520,700 to $4.1 million. The Rays argued during Monday's hearing that he should be paid $3,825,000. A right-hander who turns 27 next month...
Via Associated Press
February 13, 2017  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Rays trade rumors: where should Jake Odorizzi go?

With the trade deadline approaching fast, teams that are out of the race like the Tampa Bay Rays have to decide quickly who they plan on trading and who they plan on keeping. One of the players that has been a hot topic on the rumor mill as of late is Jake Odorizzi. Odorizzi makes sense for many teams. Not only is he a talented young arm, but he is under team control through the...
July 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Rangers targeting Rays' starting pitchers in trade

The Texas Rangers need starting pitching, and they’re eyeing the Tampa Bay Rays as a possible trade partner. Matt Moore is a name high on Texas’s list, but Jake Odorizzi and Drew Smyly are also reportedly on the Rangers' radar. #Rangers engaged in ongoing trade talks with #Rays about Matt Moore, sources say. No deal imminent. Moore pitched very well Saturday. @MLB — Jon...
Via Larry Brown Sports
July 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Marlins seeking top starting pitcher in trade

For the first time in a while, the Miami Marlins head into the second half of the MLB season as contenders. As such, Miami is also looking to make upgrades on the trade market. One area that the Marlins are looking to improve is the starting pitching. “The Marlins (with limited available trade assets) continue efforts to acquire a starting pitcher from a group include Tampa’s...
Via Sportsnaut
July 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Jake Odorizzi’s Search for a Third Pitch

Useless and true: Jake Odorizzi is currently the major league’s pitching WAR leader. He’s made one start! Danny Salazar has made zero starts. All this means is that Odorizzi’s first start was a good one, and maybe the best so far, or maybe not. Noah Syndergaard had a pretty awesome debut, too. Jose Fernandez was sweet. Chris Archer looked good. Odorizzi was right there. He...
Via Fangraphs
April 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Jake Odorizzi: A Budding Craftsman on his Development

Jake Odorizzi is a wanted man. The 25-year-old right-hander is reportedly a trade target for multiple teams this offseason. It’s easy to see why. Last year, in his second full season with the Tampa Bay Rays, Odorizzi logged a 3.35 ERA and a 3.61 FIP over 28 starts. Arbitration eligible after the coming campaign, he’s under team control four more years. Odorizzi isn’t a power...
Via Fangraphs
January 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Why you should want the Dodgers to trade for Jake Odorizzi

Because he’s a good, young pitcher. I’d be somewhat justified ending the post after those six words. It’d be the second-shortest post in Dodgers Digest history. But, I’ll go on. Jake Odorizzi, 25, is coming off a 2015 season that saw him improve in some key areas. While his strikeout percentage dipped a bit from 24.2 in 2014 to 21.4 last season, he also cut down on his walk...
Via Dodgers Digest
December 21, 2015  |  Discuss

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