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End of an era: 1914-2008St. Pete's spring fling

End of an era: St. Pete's spring fling, 2006-07

TAMPA BAY DEVIL RAYS

Faces: Manager Joe Maddon, LF Carl Crawford

W-L: 61-101, fifth place

It's a new day in Tampa Bay as the Rays open spring training under new ownership and management, and it launches a season of transition as veterans Toby Hall, Aubrey Huff and Julio Lugo are among those traded.

TAMPA BAY DEVIL RAYS

Faces: 3B Akinori Iwamura, RHP James Shields

W-L: 66-96, fifth place

The Rays' credo is to be opportunistic and as they reshape the roster, the biggest development is the minor late-spring knee injury sustained by Greg Norton, giving Carlos Pena a career-changing opportunity.

Our daily look at the history of spring training in St. Petersburg.

End of an era: St. Pete's spring fling, 2006-07 03/26/08 [Last modified: Wednesday, March 26, 2008 7:48pm]
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