DUNEDIN, Fla.-Imagine what the Rays would look like with the finances to keep all of their best players.
Now stop imagining. Because it is happening. Unfortunately for the Rays, it is not in Tampa Bay. Heck, it is not even in this country.
The Blue Jays, methodically, have assembled a talent base at both the major and minor league levels that has them poised to turn the AL East into a Fearsome Foursome.
That unsettles no one more than what had been the Terrific Trio of New York, Boston and Tampa. As Yankees GM Brian Cashman said, "It is not good for anyone going up against them." In a way, this is about well-kept secrets. For example, do you know that the Blue Jays have averaged 83 wins over the last six years, finishing above .500 in five of them?
Doesn't sound like much, except remember they have amassed those totals playing 18 games annually against each of the Yankees , Red Sox and Rays. That is one-third of an entire schedule.
You know how hard it is to even ...