Robert Victor Ryan
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 6", Weight: 230 lb.
Born: December 28, 1975 in Bossier City, LA
High School: Airline HS (Airline, LA) School: University of Louisiana at Lafayette (Lafayette, LA) by the Drafted Cincinnati Reds in the 17th round of the 1998 amateur draft. Signed June 9, 1998.
( All Transactions) Debut: July 28, 1999 (Age 23)
vs. LAD 2.0 IP, 4 H, 1 SO, 1 BB, 1 ER Teams (by GP): Orioles/BlueJays/Reds 1999-2009 Agents: John Courtright,Pat Rooney [*] Final Game: July 5, 2009 (Age 33)
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News -- July 2013
7/25 Rays Colored Glasses: Tommy John Surgery Clouds What May Have Been a Bright Future for Taylor Guerrieri: Prospects are, at best, tricky to project. There have been plenty of players who have torn through the minor leagues, only to ...
7/18 MLBTradeRumors: Hinske Released By D-Backs; Likely To Retire: The Diamondbacks have released veteran Eric Hinske from Triple-A Reno, according to the Pacific Coast League transactions page. ... News -- June 2013
6/6 Replacement Level Red Sox Blog: F**cking Amazing!!!: Clutch is real, clutch is not…who cares? Sometimes it is just freakin’ fun!!! David Ortiz is the master of the walk-off. The ... News -- April 2013
4/17 Jays Journal: Half Truths and the Toronto Blue Jays: Over the past few years, Blue Jays fans have become far too accustomed to seeing their players hit the disabled list on a regular ...
4/1 Swingin' A's: Opening Day: Time to Beat the Streak: Here in Oakland, we wrote the book on streaks. Well, we’re in the books at the very least. Even the most casual of A’s ... News -- March 2013
3/30 Jays Journal: The History of Our Home Openers: 2008: This is the year it all went south. Sure we had a winning record and some outstanding players but the key here is J.P. Ricciardi ...
3/29 Jays Journal: The History of Our Home Openers: 2007: When I proposed this idea I thought it would not only be kind of fun for a new generation to get a glimpse of the past, but would ...
3/28 Jays Journal: The History of Our Home Openers: 2006: To the average fan it looked like J.P. Ricciardi was going for it this season. To help augment the growing power of Vernon Wells ... News -- December 2012
12/23 MLBTradeRumors: Blue Jays Notes: Oliver, Gose, Bench, Arencibia: The Blue Jays have been very busy this offseason swinging a 12-player trade with the Marlins, acquiring R.A. Dickey from the ...
12/11 Jays Journal: Winning The Only Cure For Blue Jays Free Agent Ails: The Toronto Blue Jays, like any other team, are always changing around their bullpen in the off season. You want to bring in guys ... News -- October 2012
10/4 Jays Journal: Money For Nothing: As another regular season passes in the MLB, so does another chance for the Toronto Blue Jays to make the playoffs. Granted, the ... News -- August 2012
8/11 Rays Colored Glasses: Could the Rays Sign Jeremy Accardo?: For years, the Rays have constructed their bullpen by finding cheap, seemingly washed-up veteran relievers and turning their careers ... News -- May 2012
5/24 Through The Fence Baseball: Is the postseason still in sight for the Toronto Blue Jays?: In part five of this five-part series, we take a look at the Toronto Blue Jays and their chances to reach the postseason. ... News -- March 2012
3/9 WasWatching: Sweet 16 RP Seasons: Here’s one list of guys to have magic seasons out of the pen - Rk Player WAR G ERA+ SO/9 Year Age Tm GF W L SV IP BA OBP ... News -- February 2012
2/26 Release Points: The Cautionary Tale of Fernando Martinez: No matter what the future may hold, one thing is 100% certain: Fernando Martinez will undoubtedly become a cautionary tale on ...
2/9 High Heat Stats: Strand Leaders: The best when you’re in a mess: As a followup to this post, I thought I’d run a few tables of leaders at stranding inherited runners in recent years and ... News -- December 2011
12/30 El Maquino: CARP GOES FISHING, SHOOTS A CAIMAN AND JACKS HIS TOE UP: > Okay, usually I wait to put something up until the major story of the day hits, but this is just too awesome. So, apparently, ... News -- November 2011
11/20 High Heat Stats: 2011 Relief Odds and Ends: It is difficult to evaluate relievers with isolated classic statistics, but even so it is interesting to note that several relievers ...
11/12 PaulLebowitz.com: The Papelbon Aftershocks: Let’s separate the Jonathan Papelbon aftershocks by reaction and affect. — Jonathan Papelbon Papelbon has never been ...
11/6 PaulLebowitz.com: The Jonathan Papelbon Free Agency Profile: Name: Jonathan Papelbon — Position: Right-handed relief pitcher. — Vital Statistics: Age-31 Height-6’4″ ... News -- October 2011
10/18 PaulLebowitz.com: MLB Rumors And Strangeness: If this is what we have to look forward to as the off-season beckons, you’d better get yourself a raincoat and a gas mask ...
10/17 MLBTradeRumors: Offseason Outlook: Toronto Blue Jays: The Blue Jays will look for a second baseman, relief pitching and rotation help this offseason. They might consider some of the ... News -- September 2011
9/15 MLBTradeRumors: GM Candidate: De Jon Watson : MLBTR’s list of general manager candidates introduced 20 people who were identified by their peers as potential Major League ... News -- July 2011
7/26 COSFBA: The SABR Spotlight: What a Relief: I'm sorry. I take full responsibility for Adrian Beltre's injury. The power of the Spotlight is a difficult one to control, ... News -- March 2011
3/12 SocraticGadfly: Adam Wainwright - long-term arm concerns?: In an article about Washington Nationals pitching phenom Stephen Strasburg, Tom Verducci lists Adam Wainwright among a number ... News -- December 2010
12/15 Mike Scioscia's Tragic Illness: Report: Dodgers Sign Matt Guerrier to Three Year Deal: Update: Ken Rosenthal reports that it’ll be $12m over 3 years. I assume that’s going to be backloaded as $1m, $1m, ... News -- November 2010
11/29 MLBTradeRumors: Odds & Ends: Alexei Ramirez, Crawford, Hall: Five years ago today, the Blue Jays signed closer B.J. Ryan to a five-year, $47MM deal, the largest ever for a reliever (the contract ...
11/4 MLBTradeRumors: The Mets' Decision To Hire J.P. Ricciardi: The Mets know J.P. Ricciardi signed Vernon Wells, B.J. Ryan and Frank Thomas to questionable deals, but they still wanted to ... News -- October 2010
10/31 NY Baseball Digest: Thoughts on DePodesta and Ricciardi: There has been talk that Paul DePodesta and J.P. Ricciardi are under consideration to join Sandy Alderson’s management team. ... News -- September 2010
9/20 MLBTradeRumors: Free Agent Stock Watch: Rafael Soriano: According to David Ortiz, Rafael Soriano deserves to be signed to a five-year contract this winter. While Soriano is enjoying ... News -- August 2010
8/12 B-R Blog: Mariano Rivera earns a save stranding the runner after a leadoff triple: Last night, Mariano Rivera allowed a 9th-inning leadoff triple to Elvis Andrus in a 1-run game. Mo then retired the side, stranding ...
8/5 MLBTradeRumors: Remembering The 1999 Trade Deadline: With Y2K and the imminent demise of the world just months away, it was incumbent upon teams to add just the right player for the ... News -- July 2010
7/15 Baseball Daily Digest: Column To Be Named Later: Matt Thornton & (Good) Company: Matt Thornton is an excellent reliever. For some reason Joe Posnanski feels the need to cram the “middle” label on ...