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The Tampa Bay Rays formerly known as the Tampa Bay Devil Rays have been playing a lot better than they used to. Before 2008 began the Rays were pushovers and didn't offer much competition to big league teams.
Well after a new look and taking the devil out of the team name and hiring Joe Maddon the Rays are on their way of getting out of the cellar for worst winning percentage of all the teams.
Yet it will be a far climb for these young Rays to do that. Currently their winning percentage is at .423 and it will be long crawl for the Rays to get out of the basement.
They have the tools in place their young pitching and young hitters who will be around for awhile, but for now the Rays are currently the worst franchise in baseball in terms of their record.
For the franchise itself the team has one pennant which of course happened in 2008 and they made it all the way to the World Series losing to the Phillies who are number four on this list.
In terms of run scored as a franchise since the team came into the league in 1998 the team has scored 8,370 runs, 64,112 at-bats, 16,837 hits, 1,779 home runs, and a .263 batting average.
Pitching wise the Rays have given up 9,812 runs and own an ERA of 4.87
As for an all-time team here's what it looks like:
The best manager has been Maddon with a record of 272-303 for a .472 winning percentage and the worst manager was Hal McRae who had a record of 113-196 for a winning percentage of .366