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Tampa Bay Rays Sign Top Pitcher Of 2017 Free Agent Market

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Forget C.J. Wilson. Forget Mark Buehrle. Don't even mention Yu Darvish or Erik Bedard!

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The Rays just signed the most important starting pitcher of the year when they handed Matt Moore a massive-in-length, minimal-in-cost 8-year contract.

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Moore's early fan projections at Fangraphs.com have him pitching 150 innings of 3.20 ERA ball. Needless to say: Awesome.

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Am I jinxing lefty Moore when I compare him to bird-killing Mega Ace Randy Johnson? Of course I am! Is he capable of overcoming every jinxing I throw his way? Moore than of course.

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