The Tampa Bay Rays have always been a franchise that has been forced to make its way with a Homer Simpson income in a Montgomery Burns world. The bedrock of the Rays' best teams has always been the talent identified by its scouting and analytical groups and developed according to organizational specifications. The finished products from this process help the Rays for a bit, then typically move on before they become cost prohibitive.
4dBrett Okamoto and Jeff Wagenheim
3dLeon Edwards, as told to Marc Raimondi