2021 Tampa Bay (Devil) Rays Thread:

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  1. DefenseWinsChampionships

    DefenseWinsChampionships Well-Known Member

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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

    DefenseWinsChampionships Well-Known Member

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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.
     
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    DefenseWinsChampionships Well-Known Member

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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...
     
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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.
     
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    DefenseWinsChampionships Well-Known Member

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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.
     
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    typeOnegative13NY 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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    Imagine the new DWC accounts and 5000 word posts we will now miss out on.
     
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  10. stinkyB

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    NO!
     

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