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    No Rays fans here?

    Pretty good start of the season so far. do you think they can compete for the wild card this season?
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  • #2
    I'm still here, lurking. I got tired of posting replies to myself, or starting threads that no other Rays fans chime in on. But it seems like most teams' boards on this website are getting less and less activity...

    The Rays definitely can compete, as we have all seen so far this year. The Orioles are the Orioles, and maybe the Red Sox are just off to a bad start, but the Rays have been in most every game, except 2 of the 3 games with the Yankees. Garza has been pitching like a Cy Young candidate, and the other starters are doing better than expected. Upton seems finally healthy and is having a great start to his season. Pena, Zobrist, Crawford...all are doing well. Even Burrell has gotten hot in the last 4 games. The biggest question mark is still the 7th and 8th inning bullpen guys. JP Howell is out until mid-late May, and Randy Choate is the only lefty out there and has been horrible.

    Rays management has gone all in this year. The team will be broken up in 2011, with probably Crawford, Pena and Soriano all gone. Should be an interesting summer...
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    • #3
      In 2008 the pitching was superb and the offense so-so. last year, it was the other way around. If they keep both sides going this year...look out!
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      • #4
        The Rays seems really focused this year. They have the look and talent of a 100-win team. They will push the Yankees all season long IMO.
        Strikeouts are boring! Besides that, they're fascist. Throw some ground balls - it's more democratic.-Crash Davis

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        • #5
          Originally posted by raysnbran View Post
          I'm still here, lurking. I got tired of posting replies to myself, or starting threads that no other Rays fans chime in on. But it seems like most teams' boards on this website are getting less and less activity...

          The Rays definitely can compete, as we have all seen so far this year. The Orioles are the Orioles, and maybe the Red Sox are just off to a bad start, but the Rays have been in most every game, except 2 of the 3 games with the Yankees. Garza has been pitching like a Cy Young candidate, and the other starters are doing better than expected. Upton seems finally healthy and is having a great start to his season. Pena, Zobrist, Crawford...all are doing well. Even Burrell has gotten hot in the last 4 games. The biggest question mark is still the 7th and 8th inning bullpen guys. JP Howell is out until mid-late May, and Randy Choate is the only lefty out there and has been horrible.

          Rays management has gone all in this year. The team will be broken up in 2011, with probably Crawford, Pena and Soriano all gone. Should be an interesting summer...
          Don't they have Crawford's replacement in Desmond Jennings waiting in the wings?
          Strikeouts are boring! Besides that, they're fascist. Throw some ground balls - it's more democratic.-Crash Davis

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Honus Wagner Rules View Post
            Don't they have Crawford's replacement in Desmond Jennings waiting in the wings?
            Yes, he is the heir apparent. But there are no 1B replacements waiting at Durham, unless they think Hank Blalock should be re-signed and groomed to take over the position. The closer fell into our laps this year when the Braves signed Wagner, and would be primed for a big payday elsewhere with a good 2010. We do have good depth at SP if they decide to trade a prospect for a major league ready 1B.
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            • #7
              Loved the game last night. Went into Yankee Stadium and handed it to the Yanks from beginning to end. Hit and most especially ran at will. Davis was sharp. Let's hope they pull the sweep tonite and move to 5 up.

              G Rizzle

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              • #8
                3 outs to go...but Randy Choate on the hill...gulp. This team is scary good and just look like they are having a lot of fun out there too...
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                • #9
                  So how are Rays fans taking this hot 30-11 start? This is the Rays 2010 season thread and this is just the 8th post? What's up with that?
                  Strikeouts are boring! Besides that, they're fascist. Throw some ground balls - it's more democratic.-Crash Davis

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                  • #10
                    The crowds will increase as the season goes along. Don't judge the Rays fans enthusiasm by this forum. There are plenty of Rays message boards and blogs that have plenty of participation.
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                    • #11
                      definitely a nice team. I really like them and support them. I still think they won't quite keep this pace and the yanks will catch them somewhere, but I really hope they make the postseason.
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                      • #12
                        You could also say that they have done this without much significant contributions from Shoppach/Navarro, Pena is below the Mendoza line, Zobrist/Bartlett 1 HR apiece, Upton batting in the .230's, JP Howell out for the year...Yeah our SPs are pitching outstanding and will be coming back to norms over the course of the year, and the bullpen has been well rested as a result, but then maybe those offensive guys start to heat up and offset that. The Rays learned a lot last year about not handling success and are better for it and will be in this all season long.
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by raysnbran View Post
                          You could also say that they have done this without much significant contributions from Shoppach/Navarro, Pena is below the Mendoza line, Zobrist/Bartlett 1 HR apiece, Upton batting in the .230's, JP Howell out for the year...Yeah our SPs are pitching outstanding and will be coming back to norms over the course of the year, and the bullpen has been well rested as a result, but then maybe those offensive guys start to heat up and offset that. The Rays learned a lot last year about not handling success and are better for it and will be in this all season long.
                          that's right. the batting is doing like expected if anything there is even room for improvement.

                          But a 154 era+ avg. for all starters is unreal of course. this is the entire starting rotation pitching on hof level.
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                          • #14
                            The Rays are currently at 32-12. If they cool off and play .600 ball the rest of the way they end up with 103 wins.
                            Strikeouts are boring! Besides that, they're fascist. Throw some ground balls - it's more democratic.-Crash Davis

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                            • #15
                              Still waiting for the bats to wake up on this team...
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