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February 18, 2011 at 8:43 AM

Around the Blogosphere

There were multiple interesting pieces on the Mariners and other teams to be found this morning.
First off, we had Lookout Landing where Jeff Sullivan takes a look at non-roster relief pitcher Chris Ray and his contention that he has improved his mechanics and velocity from 2009 to 2010. Using computer graphics, Sullivan verified the mechanics claim, but then was unable to do the same for his velocity. A look at data from Baseball Info Solutions and Pitch F/X could not find evidence of an uptick in velocity. Rather than call Ray a liar, Sullivan wisely chalked it up to a mystery (understanding that nobody knows more about Ray’s pitching than Ray himself). Good move. Interesting read.
Over at Sodo Mojo, Harrison Crow takes a hack at projecting Seattle’s run projection for 2011 via a lineup guess that I think most of us can agree with.


The results they came up with are quite interesting for the optimists out there. Have a look at it.
Over at Prospect insider, they’re taking a look at the farm systems of the three other AL West teams besides the Mariners. Today’s spotlight is on the Texas Rangers.
And at ProBall NW, they’re continuing to take a look at the position battles in spring training. Today, Conor Dowley looks at the team’s bench.
Down below that post, Jon Shields continues to review the 40-man roster and today has a post on Jack Cust that I can fully agree with.

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