Change for the better?
With spring training opening this week, the question is whether the Devil Rays are any better?
They made only a few offseason additions to a team that finished with a major-league worst 61-101 record, with Japanese infielder Akinori Iwamura the only one expected to play a significant role.
But they expect their young players and pitchers to be improved with age, they don't figure to have as many players miss as many games due to injuries as last season, and they are counting on strong full seasons from players who came up from the minors during the year.
Check Tuesday's Times for a more detailed look at the situation .....