Originally written February 25, 2013 on MyTeamRivals.com:
AL BEast Notebook – Feb 25 Youth and pitching seem to be synonymous with the Rays of the last ten years. Every year they bring up a young guy late in the season who becomes a huge part of their rotation the following year; Scott Kazmir 04-05, James Shields (straight into) 06, David Price and Jeff Niemann 08-09, Wade Davis 09-10, Jeremy Hellickson 10-11, Alex Cobb and Matt Moore 11-12. Chris Archer is the next candidate for 12-13. They traded James Shields, one of their top two arms, along with potential starter Wade Davis for hitting and pitching prospects so that leaves some openings now. With a lineup that projects to score less and a division that looks stronger, the pitching will have to be as good as ever for them to contend in the AL East. They led major league baseball (including everyone in the National League) in team ERA with a bunch of kids you probably didn’t even know, yet still fell short of the playoffs last season. Starting Rotation Ace: David Price (A) 2. Matt Moore...

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