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) Schools: Centenary College of Louisiana (Shreveport, LA), 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 23.212)
vs. LAD 2.0 IP, 4 H, 1 SO, 1 BB, 1 ER Exceeded rookie limits during 2000 season Rookie Status: [*]
Teams (by GP): Orioles/BlueJays/Reds 1999-2009 Agents: John Courtright,Pat Rooney [*] Final Game: July 5, 2009 (Age 33.189)
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News -- July 2014
7/2 The Natty Dugout: Orioles Continued Struggles Closing Games: My favorite Orioles closer is Gregg Olson, which probably says more about when I grew up than any real affinity, but I always ... News -- June 2014
6/12 Baseballhotcorner.com: Blue Jays Finally Seeing Fruits Of Anthopoulos’ Draft Labor: When Alex Anthopoulos took over as Toronto Blue Jays’ General Manager in October 2009, he adopted a franchise in limbo. ... News -- May 2014
5/21 Swingin' A's: Sean Doolittle Officially Appointed Athletics Closer : Let the great experiment begin. Or end. I'm not really sure. After weeks of instituting the headless closer by committee, ... News -- April 2014
4/22 Tomahawk Take: Series Preview: Braves Q&A with Marlin Maniac: As we head into the second game of the ongoing Marlins and Braves series, I took some time out to do a quick Q&A about the ...
4/21 Marlin Maniac: Marlins vs. Braves Series Preview: Q and A with Tomahawk Take: As we get you prepared for the Marlins series with division foe Atlanta, we took some time out to talk to Brandon Woodworth from ...
4/4 Replacement Level Red Sox Blog: Game Four Thread – Red Sox (2-1, 1st) vs. Brewers (4/4/14): First Pitch – 2:05 PM – NESN (ceremonies at 1PM) Pitchers: Jake Peavy (12-5, 4.17 in 2013) vs. Marco Estrada (7-4, 3.87 ... News -- February 2014
2/28 Gammons Daily: Yankee opposing pitchers in the Jeter Years: 1996 was Derek Jeter‘s first full season with the Yankees after a cup of coffee (15 games) in 1995. Here is a look at opponents ...
2/20 The Baseball Kid: Braves smartly investing in young core: A tip for frugality that gets passed around from time to time is to shop in your pantry for dinner instead of buying all new ingredients ...
2/12 Jays Journal: All-Time Single-Season Blue Jays Team - A Friendly Debate
CBS Sports Baseball Mucky Muck Dayn Perry has given us a list of the ... News -- January 2014
1/3 Walk-Off Walk: Help us Obi Frank Kenobi, You're Our Only Hope: The sky is falling, right is left, and up is down. Yes, that means I am trying to dust this blog off for another go. I ... News -- December 2013
12/28 MLBTradeRumors: Baseball Blogs Weigh In: Blue Jays, Tanaka, Mets: On this date in 2005, the Diamondbacks send Troy Glaus and highly touted infield prospect Sergio Santos to the Blue Jays in exchange ...
12/25 Cleveland Sports Insiders: All-Aught Indians: RP4: Bob Howry (2004-2005): Bob Howry was a typical signing by the Cleveland Indians. Howry pitched for the Red Sox in 2003 and struggled with right elbow ... 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 ...