Tomorrow night, the Rays make their first playoff appearance since 2013 when they play the Oakland Athletics in their home ballpark.
This might be one of the most evenly matched wild card games (on paper) that I can think of, and a lot of pundits agree, with many split on their predictions.
Here is the best inventory of internet predictions I can find:
- Who has the edge? Mike Petriello breaks down each team position by position
- Juan Toribio predicts what the Rays lineup will look like
- Josh Tolentino offers his take on the tough roster decisions that loom over manager Kevin Cash
- Mark Topkin wonders whether the Rays want to face A’s lefty Sean Manaea