Watch out for the Tampa Bay Rays

The Colorado Rockies win streak is no more. Halted at 11 games after a 12-4 loss last night in Coors Field, and there’s no shame in it. The Rays have now won 6 games in a row and if they can continue this, they’re going to be the talk of all of baseball.

Last night the Rays set a team record with 11 extra-base hits. Highlighting that charge was a solo home run by Evan Longoria, his 15th of the season. If this guy gets on track not only will be in any conversation about the MVP award in the American League, but the Rays are going to be spoken for in the AL East; baseball’s best division.

This is a team we could really get behind. They’re absolutely loaded. And they haven’t begun to put it all together yet. If they could double the winning streak they’ve already achieved, this will be the team that no one in the league wants to see on the schedule. They might already be that team in fact.

Ben Zobrist, Jason Bartlett, Carlos Pena, B.J. Upton, Carl Crawford, plus all the pitching and the aforementioned Longoria? These guys are loaded. How can you not love Joe Maddon, just a little bit? The upstart Rays are just getting started we have a feeling, and the rest of the baseball world will feel the shock waves as a result.