For the number of times we've said it this year, the season really is over now for the Rays. It's real this time.
I'm enjoying a lovely little bout of writers block and a cold right now, which is why you've got no recap yet (it'll come), but here's a link dump for those of you who still want to talk Rays baseball.
- David Laurila talked to Brandon Guyer about his power and approach.
- One thing that let the Rays down in a big way was their baserunning this season. Jason Collette investigates.
- Topkin gives some reasons for optimism next year.
- In the bottom of Topkin's roundup there's an interesting note: Player Personnel Director Matt Arnold is interviewing for a front office job with the Marlins. Here was an interview with Arnold from 2009.
- Oh, and some teams season's don't end today. Here are the standings. Holy cow the NL Central is impressive.