There always seems to be someone leaving Tampa Bay for another destination as the Tampa Bay Rays sell off more players that are good and want a lot of money. That isn’t happening this year. By all accounts the Rays plan to sit tight and not add much or sell anything to anyone. Why should they? They might be five games behind in the American League East but that also means they are tied for second place. They shouldn’t sell or add.
In fact they are getting additions to their pitching staff in two of the best pitchers in the American League this year and last. Alex Cobb was one of the best this year before going to the disabled list and David Price was the Cy-Young winner last season and has been looking superb since coming off of the DL himself.
You have to say that if anyone could catch the all powerful Boston Red Sox, it has just as good of a chance of being the Rays as it does the New York Yankees, Baltimore Orioles or anyone. They have superstar players that didn’t make the All-Star game but that isn’t required to win the pennant.
It seems the Rays are more than willing to go on about their business of trying to win games and if they catch the Red Sox, great. At least that is the feeling I get from watching them. I think they are one of the best put together clubs in baseball. Who knows where that will end up this year but at least they are sitting tight with what they have.