BY: John Mamola
Although the percentages of the Tampa Bay Rays making Major League Baseball’s postseason is relatively small as opposed to this time last year, their recent play has given them some hope to play in October. The Rays went ended July with a 17-6 record including 9-2 following the all star break to put themselves as close as a game under the .500 mark. However after this past weekend where the Rays dropped two of three to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and trading David Price to Detroit, the doubts are once again creeping in as to if the Rays can make the postseason or not.
FOX Sports MLB columnist Rob Neyer was a guest of WDAE’s “The Ron and Ian Show” on Monday and said he believes this past weekend’s series against the Angels was the final blow to a disappointing Rays season.
“Yeah it did (end the Rays postseason hopes),” said Neyer. “I think that realistically the Rays were looking at best to fight for the second wild card with another half a dozen teams. You’re odds just are so poor at that point and then if you’re somehow able to do that, then you enter a one game playoff and have a 50/50 chance of losing that game to either the A’s or the Angels. It just wasn’t enough to hang your hat on.”
For Neyer’s take on the return for the Rays in the David Price trade and who is the favorite in the American League, click below.
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