Marc Topkin

False Start

Marc Topkin -Premium Content

Fernando Perez's season is at least half over before it starts. The speedy outfielder, who made a dazzling impact at the end of the Rays' amazing 2008 run, dislocated his left wrist in a March 10 spring game and is likely to be out until at least mid-June.

Majors | #2009#Organization Reports#Tampa Bay Rays

Moore, Moore, Moore

Marc Topkin -Premium Content

Baseball America's recent list of the Rays' top prospects included the usual suspects. Shortstops Tim Beckham and Reid Brignac and outfielder Desmond Jennings headlined the group of position players while David Price, Wade Davis, Jeremy Hellickson, Jeff Niemann and (recovering from surgery) Jake McGee highlighted the list of pitchers. And in the middle of all of them, ranked sixth, was Matt Moore. Matt Moore?

Majors | #2008#Organization Reports#Tampa Bay Rays

Built To Last

Marc Topkin -

The flashy rings, the William Harridge trophy and the American League championship banner they will raise on April 13 are all tangible residuals of the Rays' stunning 2008 success. But there was so much more to their remarkable season, which included their first winning record, maiden playoff appearance, a trip to the World Series, a haul of major postseason awards and—to cap it all—Baseball America's Organization of the Year award.

Majors | #2008#Awards#Organization Of The Year