I don't think we'll be hearing from them this year.
And Boston SUCKS!
At least the Red Sox have the talent to right their ship.
I'm not so sure the Rays do.
Hey it's early... I'm not counting anyone out at this point. I'm just enjoying the hell out of their slow start, after all the world declared them the 2011 World Series champoins in November. I wonder if they're scooping out bodies out of the Charles River yet. lol!
They're toast. I do like some of their starters though. I just posted to somebody else, I wonder how long it will take for Manny to come up with one of his mystery injuries.
I'm not ready to write the Rays off just yet.We've had some pretty horrid starts ourselves, even while healthy.
Longoria being hurt is killing them, but he'll be back in May. He changes that lineup big time.
Jennings will be a June callup (or when Damon gets hurt) and they have at least 2 more high end arms in the minors (Moore, Archer and Colome)
Hellickson is a hell of a pitcher and so is Price.
I don't think they can hang with the Yankees with that extremely young rotation and lackluster lineup, but I think they will be able to give everyone in the East a bit of trouble now and then, especially when one of their young pitchers is dealing. All of them are capable of being dominant any day of the week. Like us, their season largely depends on one guy. Ours is AJ Burnett, theirs is James Shields. The difference is that outside of Longoria, they have nobody that can compare with A-Rod, Jeter, Cano and Teixera. I seriously doubt that they are in the basement come July.