C20Percent wrote:Yeah, they've got talent, but the Sox and Yankees aren't gonna sit back while the Rays blow by them. And, I still hold that their starting rotation stayed pretty healthy for the year.
I guarantee with Red Sox will be in the mix next season. And the Yanks will put up a fight but I question how prepared they are for the future. That's all going to depend on what they do in the off-season.
And yes, they Rays did benefit from some good luck, but they're also a really young team full of guys who are just going to get better. Upton and Longoria, for example, aren't anywhere near their peak yet. Kazmir and Shields are excellent, IMO and they've got depth to compensate for injuries in the rotation, considering how stacked their farm is.
The only real hole I see is in the bullpen, but they've got chips to trade to address that.