|Logan Forsythe is having an under-the-radar outstanding season.
|Now that Jake McGee is back, he'll join with Brad Boxberger to form one of the best -- and most-unknown, nationally -- back-end bullpen combos in baseball.
|The headline return for James Shields and Wade Davis a few offseasons ago was Wil Myers, but remember that Jake Odorizzi also went to the Rays. The 25-year-old righty is pitching like an ace right now.
|Bad offense, patchwork rotation and a winning record. Yep, that sounds just about right for the Rays.
|The Rays are 6-1 against the Blue Jays (who are 9-5 when they don't play the Rays) and 0-5 against the Yankees. My head is spinning.
|The Steven Souza power is breathtaking. If you haven't seen his shot in Toronto, take a look. |
|Chances to stick: Marginal. I still don't have a ton of trust in this roster but we've seen enough out of the Rays since they dropped the "Devil" to know that completely discounting any success they have is ignorant.|
|Overreaction: They are just proving they're the easy last-place pick in the AL East.|
|It already looked like a down year, but 60 percent of their best possible rotation is hurt. Needless to say, the post-Maddon era isn't off to a good start.|
|It feels like a rough season is coming, but it's also hard to discount the Rays. So I'll settle with them toward the back of the contenders.|