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The Rays Tank: Return of the King

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This afternoon, David Price returns to reclaim his throne, taking the hill against the now-staff-ace Alex Cobb.

Paperview in your living room. Except you're at work.

It's probably for the best. The Rays playoff odds have dipped to 1.5% with last night's loss, and the devastating likelihood will be the hammer from David Price to give Detroit their much needed series sweep to keep pace in their own division.

It's fitting this is how the season would end. The Rays need a win, and probably need to sweep the Blue Jays this weekend to keep the conversation meaningful.

Here, you're going to need this later.

In other Rays news, Wil Myers returned from the disabled list last night, the same day David DeJesus began his rehab assignment in Port Charlotte. Let's get on to the links.


- Fox: Rob Neyer encourages all to withhold judgement on the Patrick Leonard trade, Dave Cameron thinks Rusney Castillo will be worth the money

- As the Tampa Bay population increases and gets older, Mike Lortz looks into the aging demographic

- For Hillsborough residents: get to know where your candidates stand on the Rays stadium saga, and ICYMI: the clock is ticking at Carillon for a Rays Stadium opportunity

- MLB has added more rules to international scouting, preventing teams from working out prospects until they are six months from their signing eligibility date

- Sam Miller wonders whether replay is keeping everyone from pulling a Jeter cheating

- Nick Swisher is out for the season, and coveted Angels starter Garrett Richards might be too after an unfortunate leg-buckle at first base

- Papelbon may get removed from his closer's role in order to stop his vesting

- Catchers are valuable, but especially this one: