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The Greatest (Devil) Rays to Ever Wear... #11

Uncontested Numbers:

98- Jae Soe

97- Joe Beimel

80- Julio Santana

71- Damian Rolls

70- Joe Maddon(Manager)

68- Ruddy Lugo

63- Jim "The Rookie" Morris

62- Jeff Sparks

42- Jackie Robinson (Retired by the MLB)

12- Wade Boggs

6- John Flarherty

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As voted by Draysbay.com:

61- Travis Phelps (95% of the votes)

60- Jonny Gomes (61% of the votes)

59- Jorge Cantu (71% of the votes)

58- Wade Davis (54% of the votes)

57- Scott Kazmir (93% of the votes)

56- Tim Corcoran (50% of the votes)

55- Toby Hall (80% of the votes)

54- Geremi Gonzalez (53% of the votes)

53- Chad Bradford (83% of the votes)

52- Al Reyes (77% of the votes)

51- Trever Miller (60% of the votes)

50- Grant Balfour (64% of the votes)

49- Tanyon Sturtze (37% of the votes)

48- Joe Borowski (85% of the votes)

47- Victor Zambrano (94% of the votes)

46- Bobby Seay (57% of the votes)

45- Jim Mecir (67% of the votes)

44- Toby Hall (91% of the votes)

43- Esteban Yan (60% of the votes)

41- Paul Wilson (45% of the votes)

40- Troy Percival (52% of the votes)

39- J.P. Howell (66% of the votes)

38-Lance Carter (55% of the votes)

37-Seth McClung (65% of the votes)

36-Edwin Jackson (96% of the votes)

35-Dan Wheeler (54% of the votes)

34-Jeff Niemann (77% of the votes)

33-James Shields (81% of the votes)

32- Albie Lopez (55% of the votes)

31- Jonny Gomes (95% of the votes)

30- Rolando Arrojo (48% of the votes)

29- Fred McGriff (97% of the votes)

28- Danys Baez (66% of the votes)

27- Damon Hollins (52% of the votes)

26- Scott Kazmir (70% of the votes)

25- Russ Johnson (85% of the votes)

24- Tino Martinez (60% of the votes)

23- Carlos Pena (92% of the votes)

22- Matt Garza (91% of the votes)

21- Ty Wigginton (51% of the votes)

20- Miguel Cairo (57% of the votes)

19- Scott Kazmir (50% of the votes)

18- Ben Zobrist (88% of the votes)

17- Joe Kennedy (88% of the votes)

16-Travis Lee (50% of the votes)

15- Cliff Floyd (75% of the votes)

14- David Price (67% of the votes)

13- Carl Crawford (94% of the votes)

Today, we'll discuss the number "11"

The Candidates:

Larry Rothchild (manager)(1998-2001), Jason Tyner(2000-2003), Geoff Blum(2004), Hideo Nomo(2005),  Jae Kuk Ryu(2007-2008), Joe Dillon(2009), Shawn Riggins(2006-2009),

Larry Rothschild managed the Devil Rays to a record of 205 wins and 294 loses and was the first manager in franchise history.

Jason Tyner was traded by the New York Mets along with Paul Wilson for Rick White and Bubba Trammell. Tyner would go on and play in 232 games where he would have 173 hits, 20 doubles, 5 triples, 1 homerun, and batted .261.

Geoff Blum was traded by the Houston Astros for Brandon Backe in 2003. Blum would go on  and play in 112 games where he had 73 hits, 21 doubles, 8 homeruns, and batted .215.

Hideo Nomo would earn 5 wins and 8 losses over 100.2 innings pitched and sported a 7.24 ERA over 19 games.

Jae Kuk Ryu was traded in 2007 by the Chicago Cubs for Andrew Lopez and Gregory Reinhard. Ryu would appear in 18 where he woulhd have an ERA of 6.93 over 24.2 innings.

Joe Dillon was traded by the Oakland Athletics for Adam Kennedy in 2009. Dillon would play in 15 games where he would have 9 hits, 1 homerun, 2 RBIs, and batted .300.

Shawn Riggans appear in 64 games where he would have 38 hits, 8 doubles, 7 homeruns, and batted .202.

 So, Draysbay, I turn to you...

This post was written by a member of the DRaysBay community and does not necessarily express the views or opinions of DRaysBay staff.

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