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Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Rays’ Cash will stick with using an opener in 2019

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Naturally, Tampa Bay’s Kevin Cash was the opening manager to speak at the winter meetings.

Cash said Monday the Rays will stick with their revolutionary practice of using an “opener” next season.

The Rays deviated from baseball tradition this year, regularly using a relief pitcher to begin games rather than a traditional starting pitcher. Tampa Bay went 46-38 with usual starters and 44-34 when utilizing the bullpen.

Granted, this is on the “dog-bites-man” level of news, but it will still be interested to follow to see if it remains as effective as a strategy.

QLE Posted: December 11, 2018 at 04:50 AM | 0 comment(s)
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