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Rays ranked only 19th after a month of baseball season

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The Tampa Bay Rays are going to need a few more digits on their foam fingers.

Like, um, 18 more.

According to Bleacher Report‘s power rankings, the Rays are the 19th-best team in baseball. The Rays, like always, are built around their pitching, which is fourth in the AL with a 3.37 ERA and a 1.074 WHIP and .221 opponent’s batting average.

The Rays, who play under manager Kevin Cash, have been struggling to hit, however, with a .224 average.

The Yankees are ranked 24th in the majors, but the other three American League East teams are ahead of the Rays. The Blue Jays are 16th, the Orioles 10th and the Red Sox eighth.

Gary Shelton is one of the most recognized and honored sportswriters in the history of the state. He has won the APSE's national columnist of the year twice and finished in the top 10 eight times. He was named the Florida Sportswriter of the Year six times. Gary joined SaintPetersBlog in the spring, helping to bring a sports presence to the website. Over his time in sports writing, Gary has covered 29 Super Bowls, 10 Olympics, Final Fours, Masters, Wimbledons and college national championships. He was there when the Bucs won a Super Bowl, when the Lightning won a Stanley Cup and when the Rays went to a World Series. He has seen Florida, FSU and Miami all win national championships, and he covered Bear Bryant, Bobby Bowden and Don Shula along the way. He and his wife Janet have four children: Eric, Kevin, K.C. and Tori. To contact, visit

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