The Tampa Bay Rays are scary.
The team is young, fast and has talent.
The last two nights it was all Tampa Bay Rays, as they took both games in the Bronx.
Are they better than the New York Yankees?
When the Yanks are all well, my answer is no.
Just a month ago down in Tampa Bay the Yankees were healthy, and they took two of three games from the Rays.
This is not the same Yankees team, and they still made the Rays earn both wins.
Finding flaws are far and few between looking at the Tampa Bay Rays roaster.
Their biggest weapon is speed. Whether it is at the plate, on base or in the field, this group hustles and distracts opposing players.
Still, the Rays inexperience was evident last season. There is so much baseball left to be, and things can change much faster than people realize.
Rays skipper Joe Madden has an aura about him that I am not to fond off, but need more time to figure out why. What he did so effectively in 2008, but downright flopped in 2009 with the same team tells me something is just not right.
Attitudes need to stay in check.
Tonight when Tex picked off Jason Bartlett on a signature Pettitte fake-out move, he looked half asleep out there. Bartlett is fast as hell, and if he had a reason to be ready he would have been. Continue reading ‘Rays Sweep But Yankees Not Gonna Weep’ »