As for the Rays, they are, more or less, where everyone outside of Tampa thought they would be-- losing games. With the gigantic exodus of key players from Tampa last off-season, the Rays were left severely wounded. I mean, the carnage that happened in Tampa was the biggest thing since, well, The Exodus. The only thing missing in Tampa's version of the big departure was Moses, his rod, and the tablets with the Ten Commandments. Sheesh, what a hemorrhage. Oh and by the way, the exodus from Tampa was, more or less, for the same reason the exodus happened in Egypt. It's not like the workers in Tampa were getting paid that much more than the workers in Egypt.
Anyway, let me end this post! I just looked at the Rays batting statistics as a team (27 for 186, .145 BA) and I felt like barfing. Later!