The Greatest (Devil) Rays to Ever Wear... #1

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


As voted by

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)

11- Jason Tyner (37% of the votes)

10- Damian Rolls (45% of the votes)

9- B.J. Upton (36% of the votes)

8- Jason Bartlett (83% of the votes)

5- Rocco Baldelli (100% of the votes)

4-(Still Pending)

3- Evan Longoria (95% of the votes)

2- (Still Pending)

Today, we'll discuss the number "1"

The Candidates:


Akinori Iwamura(2007-2009), Joey Gaithright(2004-2006), Ray Sanchez (2004), Antonio Perez (2003)

Ray Sanchez played in 91 games where he had 70 hits, 14 doubles, 3 triples, 2 homeruns, 30 RBIs, and batted .246.

Antonio Perez  was traded by the Seattle Mariners for Randy Winn and the negotiation rights to manager Lou Pinella. Perez would play in 28 games where he would have 31 hits, 6 doubles, 1 triple, 2 homeruns, 12 RBIs, and batted .248. Perez would be traded to the Las Angeles Dodgers, in 2004, for John Romano.  

Joey Gathright would play in 150 games where he would have 100 hits, 13 doubles, 3 triples, 27 RBIs, 38 stolen bases, and batted .244. Gathright would be traded in 2006 along with Fernando Cortez to the Kansas City Royals for J.P. Howell.

Akinori Iwamura played in 344 games where he had 379 hits(10th all-time in Devil Rays history), 201 runs (9th all-time)  67 doubles, 21 triples (3rd all-time), 14 homeruns, 104 RBIs, 29 stolenbases, and batted .281 (tied for 9th all-time with Rocco Baldelli). Iwamura would be traded in 2009 to the Pittsburg Pirates for Jesse Chaves.

So, Draysbay, I turn to you...

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