Tampa Bay Rays Rays Colored Glasses 2019 season preview roundtable

By Rylan Stiles
Willy Adames (Photo by Julio Aguilar/Getty Images)
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SEATTLE, WA – JUNE 3: Starting pitcher Blake Snell #4 of the Tampa Bay Rays walks off the field after pitching the second inning of a game against the Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field on June 3, 2018 in Seattle, Washington. The Mariners won 2-1. (Photo by Stephen Brashear/Getty Images) /

What are you most looking forward to this season for the Tampa Bay Rays?

Rylan Stiles (@Rylan_Stiles): For me, it has to be the fact that the Tampa Bay Rays are back in a playoff chase! There is nothing as exciting as a playoff push in baseball, and playing games in September that feels like a playoff level atmosphere and hopefully having the squad play deep into October!

Patrick Davenport (@OfficialPatDav): Personally, I’m really looking forward to seeing how all the young players we got a glimpse of last year follow themselves up this year. There’s a lot of pressure on the likes of Willy Adames, Joey Wendle, and Brandon Lowe to come up big this year and I think they’re all extremely capable of outperforming their expectations. Lowe especially excites me, as what he did at the end of 2018 as well as his Spring Training performances have shown that he is ready for great things.

Chloe Stowe (@Chloeontherocks): Blake Snell. Coming off his CY Young Award season, I can not wait to see what kind of magic the guy can pull off this season.

Austin Reimann (@Reimann_Austin): I am most looking forward to the Rays going into a season with October baseball in mind. For the past five seasons, they have tried to remain competitive, but in all reality were never thought of as a playoff team. Now, in 2019 it is expected.