What else can baseball fans do in January but dream of October? In You May Say I'm a Dreamer, the Outside Corner staff will imagine the route to a World Series in 2013 title for all 30 teams.
The little engine that could has finally done it. Joe Maddon and his Rays are World Champions. After years of playoff disappointment after they broke through the glass ceiling in 2008, Tampa Bay took the next step as a franchise by winning the World Series and in the process, securing a new stadium deal for the team.
After missing time with injuries in three of his five MLB seasons, Evan Longoria put together his healthiest, best season, playing in 160 games, accruing 8.2 fWAR, and homering 35 times while also winning an AL Gold Glove award en route to winning the AL MVP award. Despite losing BJ Upton in free agency, the Rays offense didn't miss a beat, as Upton's replacement in center (Desmond Jennings) outproduced the long-time Ray, hitting 17 homers, stealing 41 bases at a 91% clip, and winning a Gold Glove of his own in center.no comments