For a moment last night, I thought the time machine had slipped me back a few years. I thought long losing streaks, blown games, a lack of offense, players fighting in the clubhouse, season-ending injuries, bullpen struggles, and career minor leaguers in the starting lineup were just a thing of the past. Welcome to the 2009 Tampa Bay Rays, a version of the 2007 Rays with higher expectations and a better winning percentage in June. Other than that, they seem to be pretty much the same team.
Now that the Rays are at .500 with 16 games remaining, they're in danger of following their magical 2008 season with a real clunker. It's a shame, this team had all of the potential to make life interesting all year. Instead, they bagged it when it counted most.
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Article written by Michael Weber