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Rays Playoff Moments: Evan Longoria’s Postseason Debut

Rays Playoff Moments: Evan Longoria’s Postseason Debut

Photo by J. Meric/ “Is it that easy?” It was a thrilling time in Tampa Bay. The team that had maintained permanent residence in the cellar of the American League East for the past decade had finally overcame the large-budgeted powerhouses that ruled over them. As a result, they became the Division Champions, with a record of 97-65 — still standing as the best record in franchise history. A large part of the Rays newfound success was the arrival of rookie phenom, Evan Longoria, who took over the Rays starting third base duties two weeks into the season, signed a mega-contract, and...
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How the Rays got to the postseason

How the Rays got to the postseason

Photo by Mark Blinch/ It began when Evan Longoria was traded In December of 2017, the Tampa Bay Rays entered a new era in team history. On the morning of December 20th, 2017, the Rays made a deal that would change everything, as they traded away the face of the franchise, Evan Longoria, to the San Francisco Giants. From a business standpoint, the deal made all too much sense not to do it...but from a fan’s perspective, it was a white flag of epic proportions. During a winter of massive changes in the American League East, the Rays were tearing their club down. On the same day that the...

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