If you have been hanging around these parts for a while, you know that the model for this site is to tell you what the Rays have done, what they are doing and try to project what they will do based on what we have learned. Unlike most team blogs, we do not very often tell you what the Tampa Bay Rays should do. However, for the next 12 days we will step away from the standard, and we present to you 12 “presents” the Tampa Bay Rays should give to their fans.

On the eleventh day of Raysmas, the Tampa Bay Rays gave to us, ELEVEN postseason wins…

In 2008 the Rays came up three wins short of the ultimate goal. But while some of us before the season may have dreamed of playoffs dancing in our heads, nobody really thought winning the World Series was a viable option.

That all changes in 2009.

For the first time in franchise history the Rays enter the season as a legitimate contender to win it all. That means 11 wins in the postseason.

On the tenth day of Raysmas, all Rays fans want is ELEVEN postseason wins and…
TEN saves for Grant Balfour [Day 10]
NINE no-hit innings [Day 9]
EIGHT starts for Jeff Niemann
[Day 8]
SEVEN-year extension for BJ Upton [Day 7]
SIX months with at least 15 wins [Day 6]
FIVE-year extension for Matt Garza
[Day 5]
FOUR pitchers with 15 wins [Day 4]
THREE Gold Glove awards [Day 3]
TWO months in triple-A for David Price [Day 2]
ONE impact bat with a bow on top [Day 1]



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