Found December 16, 2011 on Rotowire:
While the procrastinator in me is partially to blame, I finally finished the outlooks for the Tampa Bay Rays last week. We all know their story; they’re a low budget team who builds up on prospects via the trade and draft and by doing such is able to compete with big-budget teams like the Yankees and Red Sox. In fact, on the last day of the regular season, they eliminated the Red Sox minutes after the Orioles rallied to beat Boston (or as the Yankee fan in me likes to remember it, Papelbon FAILED), marking one of the more miraculous end-of-season runs. Either way, the Rays remain one of the more interesting teams in the league since they have a low payroll yet a ton of talent. With a few more savvy moves, you might want to watch out for the Rays going forward. I totally expect the Rays to compete again, not only for the Wild Card but for the division. Here’s why: Evan Longoria – First off, I love the guy as far as ceiling – I’ve written before he has an MVP-caliber season that wil...
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