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Florida News: Thunderdome Labs
Beyond the obvious scrapping of traditional pitching roles to count outs and get through games with Openers and “Johnny Wholestaff,” the Rays are a team of baseball science. It’s time to look at one of their smaller experiments: Is caution on the basepaths overrated?
The Tampa Bay Rays are trying something nobody else has really done before: Devoting multiple spots in the traditional "rotation" to bullpen days. Breaking down the logic behind it, there's reason to believe it could pay off.