2007 - Tampa comes in last place in the A.L. East and decide to become the Rays instead of the Devil Rays.
2009 - Thanks, in part, to an 11-game losing streak in September, the Rays finish the division in third place.
2010 - Tampa wins the A.L. East for the second time in three years, based on solid defense and pitching.
2011 - Tampa loses most of their pitching and defense in the offseason and has one of the worst starts in baseball history.
But, it ain't over 'til it's over, and the Rays are on the verge of a sweep of A.L. East rivals the Boston Red Sox. Stranger things have happened in Tampa. The boys in blue have gone from worst to first. The Rays can win again. They are just going to have to avoid the following hurdles.