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It’s Tampa Bay Rays March Madness!

By Rylan Stiles
ST PETERSBURG, FL - JUNE 23: Mallex Smith #0 of the Tampa Bay Rays celebrates with teammates after a win against the New York Yankees on June 23, 2018 at Tropicana Field in St Petersburg, Florida. The Rays won 4-0. (Photo by Julio Aguilar/Getty Images)
ST PETERSBURG, FL - JUNE 23: Mallex Smith #0 of the Tampa Bay Rays celebrates with teammates after a win against the New York Yankees on June 23, 2018 at Tropicana Field in St Petersburg, Florida. The Rays won 4-0. (Photo by Julio Aguilar/Getty Images) /
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PORT CHARLOTTE, FLORIDA – FEBRUARY 17: Kevin Kiermaier #39 of the Tampa Bay Rays poses for a portrait during photo day on February 17, 2019 in Port Charlotte, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images) /

…Oh, I’m sorry, I got lost in Kevin Kiermaier’s eyes. He is the third one seed!

Yes, I know what you are thinking (or maybe it is just me who is thinking this) Kevin Kiermaier is not the third best player in Rays history. You would be right, but he is my pick to win this entire tournament. The fans love the outlaw. I mean, have you seen him? Swoon city.

The Matchups:

1) Kevin Kiermaier vs 16) Cliff Floyd

8) Fred McGriff vs 9) Dan Johnson

5) Sam Flud vs 12) Yunel Escobar

4) Wade Boggs vs 13) Ty Wigginton

6) Wilson Ramos vs 11) Alex Colome

3) Julio Lugo vs 14) Jason Hammel

7) Wade Davis vs 10) Matt Moore

2) Ben Zobrist vs 15) Jeremy Hellickson

My picks: 

Kevin Kiermaier. Those eyes, man.

Dan Johnson.

Yunel Escobar.

Wade Boggs. Boggs lite. Whatever you want to call him.

Alex Colome.

Julio Lugo.

Matt Moore.

Ben Zobrist, of course. One of the most underrated baseball players ever, and Rays ever.

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