Students weigh in on Rays


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Jake Nicholas, Staff Writer

With the 2017-2018 Major League season underway, fans across the country are tuning in to watch their favorite clubs compete. For the Tampa Bay Rays, the past 3 seasons have fallen way short of fans expectations. “The Rays started to lose after we traded David Price,” said Jaden Celeste, 10th grade. Since the Rays became a professional baseball team in 1998, they have only compiled 6 winning seasons. “It’s been a tough couple of seasons for the team,” said Celeste, “Hopefully they can turn it around soon.”

So far this season, the Rays are 10-10 and just came off of a loss to the Houston Astros. The Rays play in the talented American League East division with the always talented New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox. In their last ten games, Tampa Bay has a losing record of 4-6 and are 3.5 games back of the division leading Baltimore Orioles. “It will be hard for the Rays to win the division or make the playoffs,” said Tyler Cottle, “But it will be great to see how the young players do.” With the Rays season underway, fans are hoping that the team will improve greatly and make a push for the playoffs. To see the official MLB divisional rankings click here.