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Tampa Bay Rays News and Links: Hey, did you know that Tim Beckham was drafted ahead of Buster Posey?

This and more timely topics on today’s Rays Tank!

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Tim Beckham has been much maligned for pretty much day 1. For his entire development, the comparisons to what could have been had the Rays selected the former Florida State Catcher. And for a long time, it looked like the dreaded B word was gonna be Tim Beckham’s future.

However, Bex has contributed and flashed some of that promise that made him the top overall pick all those years ago. Even when he was providing a league average bat, and above average defense from the SS position (something that is far rarer and more valuable than far too many gave him credit for), the “disappointing” label was still in many fans minds.

Then came this year, and Beckham has gotten the chance to get regular opportunities, and has taken advantage in a big way.

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