Last week MLBnetwork said the Royals are the new Rays. Eric Seidman says otherwise. This week we have Andrew Johnson of FanHouse saying this On the other hand, if we look at the 2008 Rays as following in the footsteps of the 2007 Rockies and 2006 Tigers, it's much easier to find a team that could take the mantle of enormous surprise in 2009. Enter the Texas Rangers. I know the trendy thing is to find the next success story, but I'm sorry, the 2008 Rays are a once in a decade type story.