Some things to note when comparing the $200 million plus payroll Yankees to the lowly $25 million Rays:
- Team batting average: Rays .272 (3rd in AL), Yankees .286 (1st in AL)
- Home Runs: Rays 25 (2nd in AL), Yankees 26 (1st in AL)
- Runs Scored: Rays 102 (2nd in AL), Yankees 116 (1st in AL)
- Slugging Percentage: Rays .453 (2nd in AL), Yankees .454 (1st in AL)
The Rays are a #2 starter and one intimidating setup reliever from being a very scary team. They are among the league's best in most offensive categories, with a very young and talented core nucleus of players.
So, OK, props to A-Rod for the great April. Big whoop. He's not even gonna be a Yankee next year, so who really cares? Don't deny the boys from the 'Trop our day in the sun. Go home, Yankeefan!!!