Tampa Bay Rays Wrap Up Winning Year

Posted: 2nd October 2009 by JC De La Torre in MLB
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It wasn't the season everyone had hoped for. Management hoped for more fans at the gate; fans hoped for higher numbers in the win column. Joe Maddon hoped for better performance from Pat Burrell, B.J. Upton, the Gabe-and-Gabe show, and his pitching staff. There were many a letdown this year. Still, after taking three of four against the Baltimore Orioles, the Tampa Bay Rays completed back-to-back winning seasons for the first time in franchise history. The finish for the Rays is something to build on after a terrible 11-game losing skid ended any hope of contending for a wild card spot. As the Rays face the AL East Champion New York Yankees for the final three-game set of 2009, they can at least take heart in that despite being out of the race, they still fought hard and won some games in ...

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