The Tampa Bay Rays will win the American League East. They will beat the perennially favored New York Yankees. They can (and will) topple the powerhouse Boston Red Sox...again.
They just need a few miracles, a few good games and plenty of ibuprofen.
The Rays secured superstars Johnny Damon and Manny Ramirez in the offseason with a pair of one-year deals. The last time these two played on the same team, they won World Series rings. The Rays need lightning to strike again.
And they have found a couple of lightning rods.
However, two players don't make dreams come true. The Rays are going to need more than just big signings and big aspirations.
The Rays are going to have to do big things as well, and make smart decisions.
The following are the top 10 ways the Rays can be the Cinderella of the AL East in 2011.