The 2010 bullpen of the Tampa Bay Rays was one of the best in the Majors, if not the best in franchise history. Now all the names that made that possible are gone, vanishing faster than you can say "Tropicana."
Now we step into 2011, with new and much less recognizable faces in the pen. There's a lot to be asked about this new bullpen, but not a lot to be expected of it.
Among the crowd of arms trying to squeeze into a spot this spring, there are several that are fresh to the Major League scene, just getting used to the Bigs. Then there are the journeymen, the guys who have been around a time or two.
Out of those, seven have been chosen for this story. For a casual fan, or even a hardcore one of a different team, there may be guys on this list you've never even heard of. But you might as well get used to the names, because you might be looking at some of them for the next seven or eight months.