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Tampa Bay Rays: Avisail, Sax Man, and Countdowns

By Austin Reimann
CHICAGO, IL - SEPTEMBER 25: Avisail Garcia #26 of the Chicago White Sox watches his two-run home run against the Cleveland Indians during the first inning on September 25, 2018 at Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - SEPTEMBER 25: Avisail Garcia #26 of the Chicago White Sox watches his two-run home run against the Cleveland Indians during the first inning on September 25, 2018 at Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images) /
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ST. PETERSBURG, FL – APRIL 4: Head Coach Lou Piniella #14 of the Tampa Bay Devil Rays watches from the dugout during the game with the Toronto Blue Jays at the Tropicana Field home opener at on April 4, 2005 St. Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images).
ST. PETERSBURG, FL – APRIL 4: Head Coach Lou Piniella #14 of the Tampa Bay Devil Rays watches from the dugout during the game with the Toronto Blue Jays at the Tropicana Field home opener at on April 4, 2005 St. Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images). /

The best managers and pitchers in Tampa Bay Rays history

Earlier this week, my Rays Colored Glasses colleagues began taking us back in time and counting down the best in Rays baseball history.

Chloe Stowe, a newcomer to RCG, took us on an unfortunate trip down memory lane where we revisited the not so successful times in Tampa Bay Rays history. It has been a while since the Rays have been managed by somebody not named Joe Maddon or Kevin Cash, in fact you have to look before 2006.

So far, Chloe has ranked 4 of the 5 managers in Rays history in order from worst to best. Here are links to each of the articles.

#5: Hal McRae

#4: Larry Rothschild

#3: Lou Pinella 

#2: Kevin Cash

Rylan Stiles stuck with theme of countdowns and began ranking the best pitchers in Tampa Bay Rays history. A countdown filled with former Rays, it is a nice reminder of the great pitching we have been fortunate enough to witness over the years in Tampa Bay. #5 might shock you!!!

#5: Sergio Romo

#4: Chris Archer 

#3: James Shields

Thank you again for reading Rays Colored Glasses. The debut of the Rays Colored Glasses Podcast is right around the corner along with some Rays Colored Prospect Rankings. Stay tuned to RCG for all your Rays news and opinion.

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