2021 Tampa Bay (Devil) Rays Thread:

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  1. DefenseWinsChampionships

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    Best team in Franchise History.

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    • 83-48 overall @ .633% (.599% is our best Winning Percentage of All-Time of 2008).

    • 12-1 previous 13 games (92.3%).

    • 8 consecutive wins in a row (12 consecutive W's of 2004 is our longest winning streak of all time).

    • 43-18 vs. the AL East (70.4%) within the strongest division in all of baseball).

    Wander Franco is chasing MLB history.

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    This Rookie was ranked as baseball's #1 Prospect throughout the previous two years and here in 2021 @ only 20 years old; he's showing MLB why.

    Most consecutive games reaching base safely, players age 20 & under (since 1901):

    1956 Frank Robinson: 43 games.
    1951-52 Mickey Mantle: 36 games.
    1932 Arky Vaughan: 33 games.
    1929 Mel Ott: 33 games.
    1928-29 Mel Ott: 30 games.
    2021 Wander Franco: 30* games.

    (THIS KID IS SUPER SPECIAL).

    • 97 wins of 2008 is our Franchise High.

    • We're already @ 83 wins (and only 15 wins away from breaking our 2008 record).

    • 31 games left to win only 15 (16-15 gets it done) meaning that we're going to shatter 100 Wins.

    ☆ My fan goal is 110 wins (5th most all time) and 27-4 gets it done!
     
  2. DefenseWinsChampionships

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    Rays need to go 27-4 in order to have the 5th best MLB RECORD OF ALL-TIME.

    And I think we're going to do it.

    7.0 games above the Yankees.
    9.0 games above the Red Sox.

    ▪︎ AL East belongs to us!

    1.0 games out of San Fransisco for the best record in all of Baseball.
     
  3. DefenseWinsChampionships

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    Our KID ROOKIE DOES IT AGAIN!

    Wander Franco is chasing MLB history.

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    Most consecutive games reaching base safely, players age 20 & under (since 1901):

    1956 Frank Robinson: 43 games.
    1951-52 Mickey Mantle: 36 games.
    1932 Arky Vaughan: 33 games.
    1929 Mel Ott: 33 games.
    2021 Wander Franco: 31* games.

    Bottom 3rd vs. Boston. Bases loaded. 1 out. The kid Rookie at the plate. Base knock 2 run RBI 3-1 RAYS!

    5 more games to tie Mickey Mantle of 1951-1952 and 6 to pass Mick!

    We're witnessing MLB HISTORY...
     
  4. DefenseWinsChampionships

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    Another AL East win over Boston today and now 44-18 vs. the AL East.

    Rays need to go 26-4 in order to have the 5th best MLB RECORD OF ALL-TIME.

    9 game winning streak.

    8.0 games above the Yankees.
    10.0 games above Boston.

    #1 Record in all of baseball (ran San Fransisco down).

    By far the greatest Rays team in Franchise History.
     
  5. typeOnegative13NY

    typeOnegative13NY Well-Known Member

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    I think this will be your year. As a yankee fan, I hate the way they are built with the every position in the lineup swings for the fences, home run or bust bullshit. 3-4-5 should be the power hitters, the rest should be guys who get on base.
    I’m fine with the rays winning a ws, as long as it’s not the blosox,I’m good.
     
  6. DefenseWinsChampionships

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    I think it's our year too not only because I'm a homer but because this is the strongest Rays team within Franchise history and I feel losing to the Dodgers last year made us mentally tougher.

    26-4 gets us the MLBs top 5 Record of All-Time and I think they're going to do it.

    PS: If Yankees win 1 game playoff series to get it? That's the only team I DO NOT want to see.
     
  7. typeOnegative13NY

    typeOnegative13NY Well-Known Member

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    Welp. Nope.
     
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    bicketybam Well-Known Member

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    That was a killer way to end the season. Best team in the AL during regular season and they bow out to the Red Sox 3-1 in the first round. Maybe they do need a front line starter and not a bunch of relievers....

    But hey. They were making history!!!!
     
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  9. JackBower

    JackBower Well-Known Member

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    Imagine the new DWC accounts and 5000 word posts we will now miss out on.
     
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    stinkyB 2009 Best Avatar Award Winner

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    NO!
     
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    bicketybam Well-Known Member

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    So when is the parade scheduled for? ;)
     
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    bicketybam Well-Known Member

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    Just in case DWC still lurks on this forum...

    1) how was the parade last year?

    2) 5.5 games out after that ass beating my injury riddled Yankees out on your Rays.
     
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    bicketybam Well-Known Member

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    Wander is 5 for his last 50. Yikes!
     

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