With a starting rotation full of promise and a star at third base in Evan Longoria, buying single game tickets to cheer on your Tampa Bay Rays has never been easier. The young Rays look to make a move in the AL East as they welcome the Red Sox, Blue Jays, Yankees and Orioles to Tropicana Field for division supremacy.
In addition to facing their division rivals, the Rays will also host the World Series champion Chicago Cubs for two September games and clash with the Miami Marlins for Citrus Series bragging rights in Florida. Division champs Cleveland and Texas also come to Tampa, so check the full season schedule below and pick a day to hang with the Rays!
The Rays are building out through their pitching staff, with Chris Archer looking for better things after losing 19 games last year. Jake Odorizzi is dependable as a No. 2 starter, and both Alex Cobb and Blake Snell have to turn potential into performance. The diamond in the rough is rookie Jose DeLeon, who has ace potential.
Longoria continues to be the face of the franchise as he enters his 10th season with the Rays. After hitting a career-high 36 last year, Longoria needs nine to reach 250. Brad Miller also hit 30 homers and should be more comfortable at his natural position at second base following the trade of Logan Forsythe to acquire DeLeon.