“Rays”ing into a new season

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Gavin Kane

As the new season begins, fans including Mrs. Herring, get ready to show their Rays spirit.

Miles Johnson, Staff Writer

     In case you forgot, the Tampa Bay Rays are the 2020 American League Champions. They had a 40 – 20 record in the 60game season and they were American League East Division champions too. Ultimately, they lost the World Series to the Dodgers in Game 6 after a long postseason run.  

     To top that, the Rays lost multiple players due to trades and free agency signings. Including the aces, Charlie Morton, and Blake Snell, 2018 Cy Young Award winner. The Rays had a problem finding a catcher earlier this offseason, but they later re-signed Mike Zunino and traded for Fransisco Mejía. The question of the rotation was solved when the Rays were united with former Opening Day starter, Chris Archer.

Now that the roster is packed with pitchers, outfielders, and infielders, the Rays will start their Spring Training season.”

  

     The Rays will be playing in Port Charlotte on the 28th of February against the Atlanta Braves. Fans will be looking out for postseason phenom, Randy Arozarena, the No. 1 MLB Prospect Wander Franco, and Chris Archer. Even with these big names, the Rays will start the season in an extremely competitive division. Both the Blue Jays and the Yankees bulked up this offseason. The Blue Jays signed former Astros star outfielder, George Springer, and former Athletics’ star shortstop Marcus Semien. The Yankees signed multiple players including Corey Kluber. The Yankees also re-signed 2019 and 2020 Batting Champ D.J. LeMahieu to a 6-year contract. Whatever new payers there are in the American League East, the Tampa Bay Rays are ready to face any team that stands in their way.