This has been the most successful season in Rays’ history
Once the disappointment fades of losing Game 6, Rays fans will be able to enjoy the best ever season from the franchise. It’s bittersweet because of not winning the World Series but they came closer than the 2008 Rays did.
The Rays are the American League champions for just the second time. In 2020, they had the second-best record in the league. And that was achieved from having the 28th highest payroll in MLB; a stat that is overused, but no less true. It’s a remarkable achievement from a unique franchise.
Defeating the New York Yankees in the ALDS then the Houston Astros in the ALCS were fantastic feats in themselves. Both required wins in the last game of the series to progress. And there is Game 4 of the World Series. That will always be remembered.
You can’t do that without being a good team. No, a great team. However, the Los Angeles Dodgers proved to be a step too far. Their fans are quite rightly enjoying the moment, but they know how this feels. It drove them on. Tampa Bay Rays need to feel the pain and motivate them for next season.
They can win the World Series in 2021.