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Rays look to re-stock talent pool with MLB Draft

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With far less fanfare and the hoopla that surrounds the NFL Draft, Major League Baseball will conduct the first two rounds of their version beginning Monday. The Tampa Bay Rays have the fourth overall pick. Drafting that high, Tampa Bay has several “can’t miss” prospects from which to choose. That does not guarantee the next star player, but they have had some success over the decade. Melvin E. (B.J.) Upton was their top pick in 2002, followed by Delmon Young…

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Rays look beyond 2015 for success

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Barring epic collapses by multiple teams, the Tampa Bay Rays will not be going to the post season. The loss of front-line talent and injuries kept them from making a serious run. They had some ups and downs, but received a steady hand from first-year manager Kevin Cash. Some help appears to be on the way. According to, the Rays have five of the top 100 prospects in professional baseball. There is likely even more talent to be developed. Willy…

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