Bloom, a 2004 Yale graduate and former Baseball Prospectus writer, would certainly be a radical departure from the Terry Ryan era. He’s been with the Rays since joining that organization in 2005, rising up the ranks from intern to VP of baseball operations.
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With the help of FiveThirtyEight.com’s prediction model, here are some scenarios for the rest of the season as it pertains to making the postseason: Long story short: Vikings really need to win Sunday.