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What a Difference a Year Makes

The other day i was mulling over the Rays opening day roster for 2011, and was surprised to see that most likely there will only be eleven returnees from the 2010 opening day roster.

 

Unless a trade or injury occurs only Evan Longoria,Reid Brignac, Ben Zobrist, Sean Rodriguez, Kelly Shoppach, BJ Upton, Andy Sonnastine, James Shields, Jeff Niemann, David Price and Wade Davis are still here.

 

In most cases a team changing that many players and having won 97 games and the ALE the season before, this would signal a total rebuild. But this is not any team, it's the Rays run by the great Andrew Friedman. I truly believe barring injury this 2011 offense is better than last season's, and definitely better against tough LHP which shut us down in the ALDS.

 

If the bullpen comes together and performs league average, the Rays should be competing once again come September.

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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