10 Farewells by the Tampa Bay Rays

by Gary Shelton on December 22, 2017 · 0 comments

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Longoria was a tough goodbye for the Rays./CARMEN MANDATO

Longoria was a tough goodbye for the Rays./CARMEN MANDATO

Friday, 1 a.m.

And they left. Saying goodbye to 10 Rays.

Longo...Left 12-20-17...261 homers...1,471 hits...three all-star games...10 times in MVP top 20.

Carl Crawford...Left 12-9-17...1.480 hits...4 all-star games.

David Price … Left 7-29-15...won 82 games...3.18 ERA...finished first and second in Cy Young voting.

James Shields …Left 12-9-12...won 87 games...3.89 ERA...

Joe Maddon... Left 11-2-14...won 754 games in nine years...won 90 or more five times.

Andrew Freidman... Left 10-14-14...former Executive of the Year.

Ben Zobrist... Left 1-9-15 … In nine years, had 1,016 hits...two All-Star games.

Carlo Pena...Left 12-17-12 (second time)...Had 163 home runs in five seasons...One all-star game.

Josh Hamilton...Left 12-6-06 … Highly rated prospect whose progress was derailed by drug use...Went on to play in five all-star games.

Matt Garza...Left 1-7-11 … won the Rays' biggest game, Game Seven of the AL championship series. Had a no-hitter.

Fred McGriff...Left 7-28-04 (second time)...Hit 99 of his 493 home runs for the Rays...

Aubrey Huff...Left 7-12-06...Hit 128 home runs with 449 RBI.

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