In 2015, the Tampa Bay Rays are looking to change things up with new manager Kevin Cash, compared to how the team was run by former manager, Joe Maddon.
Over this offseason, the Rays roster was somewhat retooled, with 15 players dropped from the 40-man roster and another six or so guys brought in who could have an impact on this team. While some have viewed the changes as negative, the Rays’ offense should be affected in a good way.
With the trade for Steven Souza from the Washington Nationals, the Rays acquired a solid young left fielder, along with Asdrubal Cabrera, Rene Rivera and DH John Jaso who should provide some offensive strength.
Pitching should continue to be a strength for the Rays in 2015. Alex Cobb is back from a fluke injury, Drew Smyly will most likely be taking on a bigger role this season, and Matt Moore has recovered from Tommy John surgery, so look for the starting rotation to continue to roll this season.
Fans will want to grab those Rays’ tickets and show the team and its ownership that you want them to stay in Tampa Bay and not be sold or moved to Montreal as rumors have suggested. The Rays will open the season on April 6th against the Baltimore Orioles.