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Over the last few years, the Tampa Bay Rays have converted from an also-ran into a contender. Last year at this time, they were the defending American League champions. In my 2009 preview article, I posed a question: will they be able to win now that it is expected from them? The answer was mixed: yes, they won…but just not enough. And so the question lingers, but must be asked a little differently: can they win enough to make it to the post-season in the American League East?  The front office has definitely improved the team, and there are two more prospects (P Jeremy Hellickson / OF Desmond Jennings) who are on the verge of improving what is already a very good club. But will it be enough? Notable Additions: C Kelly Shoppach, P Rafael Soriano Notable Subtractions: 2B Akinori ...

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