Friday, January 7, 2011
Rays Reverting To Devil Rays? I Say Yes
Today, the Rays traded starting pitcher (and Red Sox killer) Matt Garza (right) to the Cubs for prospects. That completed a series of Rays-killing moves this offseason which included Carl Crawford signing with the Sox, Carlos Pena signing with the Cubs, Jason Bartlett being traded to the Padres, and the likely option of Rafael Soriano also leaving. This leaves the Rays with, really only one great player, that being Evan Longoria. Along with the Yankees losing Andy Pettitte and missing out on Cliff Lee, while only signing one player who will make a difference, in Russell Martin. This blends with the threat of age lurking across the diamond in Derek Jeter, Alex Rodriguez, Jorge Posada, and Mariano Rivera, plus the lack of a good starting pitcher behind C.C. Sabathia. My bold predictions, Red Sox (98-64), Yankees (90-72), and Rays (82-80), remember those predictions!