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FOXSports.com's Ken Rosenthal reports from Rays spring training. Hear what he thinks about their chances to repeat last year's World Series run.
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I ran eleven you log dot foxwoods dot com. Is Ken Rosenthal of foxsports.com. Reporting from port Charlotte Florida. The brand new rankings spring home of the American League champion Tampa Bay Rays. Greens are quite dispensation in the southwest part of the state. If you 3000 fans their first workout on Monday. And really they're virtually sold out for the entire spring not a bad feet in -- struggling economy. Obviously people of Florida in Tampa Bay and south and even north are excited about what the rays did last season. In the -- for what they might view again. On paper this team is even better than it wasn't 2008. He -- in the bullpen also more potent offensively with the addition to pat -- Gabe Kaplan. Obviously repeating is difficult in any war with the race should be well positioned to maybe take the next step forward. Remember is still very young team. I'd like Carl Crawford Evan Longoria. He gave up its certainly all have room to grow especially offensively. -- -- sort corporate was all the more unlucky hitters in baseball last year when he was healthy look for hears things from him this season. Starting rotation remains largely intact. The rays brain trust -- owner Stuart Sternberg general manager Andrew Friedman to a horse founder Joe Maddon remains one of the best in the game. There -- tough division Yankees Red Sox are there as well but the reason will be formidable this season. Probably in ninety win team but because of the stretch from the Yankees and Red Sox not necessarily a playoff.