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2014 Rays Team Preview: The All-Maddon Team

Nick Falk

Nick Falk

Nick began at RotoWire in the spring of 2012 and is a proud graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He serves as the Tampa Bay Rays beat writer and assisted with content and editing for the baseball and football magazines. He is an avid enthusiast of baseball statistics and scouting evaluations.

2014 Tampa Bay Rays Preview

The 2013 season for the Rays was one of streaks and droughts that ended with the club going 92-71 and making the postseason for the fourth time in six seasons. After entering the year with one of the strongest rotations, lengthy injuries to David Price and Alex Cobb led to an abrupt youth movement in the rotation. Stars emerged in the pitching staff, with Chris Archer making 23 starts to lock down a spot in the rotation and Matt Moore taking a big step to earn his first All-Star selection. The most significant addition during the season was that of outfielder Wil Myers, winner of the AL Rookie of the Year award. Tampa Bay was one of the hottest teams through the month of July, but injuries and struggles made a scramble necessary at the end of September to make the postseason. After winning the elimination contest in Game 163, the Rays defeated the Indians in the Wild Card game before bowing out to the Red Sox in four games in the ALDS.

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