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Ranking the newcomers to the Tampa Bay Rays for 2015

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The hope is that they all are wonderful. All-Stars. Impact players. Alas, baseball doesn’t work that way. In baseball, there will be some players who bounce back from last season’s problems and others who repeat them. If it’s up to the Tampa Bay Rays, however, which of their six newcomers would they prefer to have a good season. 1. Shortstop Brad Miller: A year ago, when the Rays looked at Asdrubal Cabrera, manager Kevin Cash stressed the team merely needed…

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Spring training approaches for reconstructed Tampa Bay Rays

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Can Corey Dickerson hit away from Coors Field? Is Brad Miller really an everyday shortstop? Will Steve Pearce really add some pop to the offense? The Tampa Bay Rays begin to find out the answers to these, and a couple of dozen other questions, when they open spring training (to 38 pitchers and catchers) in 10 days. It will be the team’s 19th spring, and its eighth in Charlotte County. Last season, the Rays finished 80-82, but this year, there…

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