After their offseason fire sale, the 2011 Tampa Bay Rays lost a lot of key players from their multiple playoff teams. In order to recover, they will need new players to step up to a more prominent role.
These power rankings take into consideration how much the loss hurts the Rays and if they have a viable replacement.
The key losses to the Rays roster are mostly in their bullpen. The reason being that they do not have many proven players to fill in. In other areas they have players that have at least a year or more experience in the majors.
Not all bad has come out of this offseason for the Rays. They picked up valuable draft picks in this season's entry draft. They received the No. 24 overall pick from the Boston Red Sox (Carl Crawford), and the No. 31 overall pick from the New York Yankees (Rafael Soriano). Aside from those picks, they received seven additional first and second round picks from other free agent signings.
They currently hold 12 of the first 90 picks in the draft. This is important for a team that has built up an impressive farm system from the draft.
In the next 10 slides you will see some of the Rays most important offseason losses. Who do you think should top the list?