2013 Fantasy Preview: Tampa Bay Rays
The Rays are always fun. Moving, shaking, using everyone on their roster and then some. You can have the rebuilt Blue Jays, the surprising Orioles, the big-budget Yankees or the (allegedly) bounceback Red Sox. I'll take the Rays in the AL East. They're always in the mix at the end.
Traded SP James Shields and RP Wade Davis to Royals for OF Wil Myers, SP Jake Odorizzi, SP Mike Montgomery and 3B Patrick Leonard
Blockbuster! With Shields and Davis (who relieved in 2012) gone, the Rays' rotation will need lefty Matt Moore to step up, and either Alex Cobb or Roberto Hernandez (the 4.64 career ERA guy formerly known as Fausto Carmona) to bring up the rear. The bet here is that they'll be fine.
Odorizzi could make a push for the rotation at some point this season, but doesn't project to be a star. The new Ray to focus on is Myers, who is universally regarded as one of baseball's best two or three hitting prospects, and slugged 37...