Here with my 2nd prediction of the week. Going baseball with this one. The Tampa Bay Rays have been a huge surprise thus far this season. They're young, and they're good. But can it last? I'm saying no.
I think the Tampa Bay Rays are in trouble. They're much better than they have been in the past this year (obviously) but I think they need to make a move. I truly do not think that the Rays will win the AL East. The Red Sox will be winning the AL East this season and I foresee the Rays struggling in the 2nd half and being in a tight race with the Yankees and possibly even the Blue Jays (but we'll save them for another prediction).
The Rays have been playing out of their minds great until this last 7-game slide and they are still only 5.5 games ahead of the Yanks. The Rays are 36-14 at home and 19-25 on the road. The Rays have 33 of their last 49 games on the road. This spells trouble for the Rays if you ask me. I think the Rays will not make the playoffs unless if they make a move.
I think if the Rays make a move and get either a power bat (Matt Holliday in a perfect world), or a good RP, specifically a closer (think Brian Fuentes). So at this point I would say to you readers that you should not be surprised if the Rays make a move.
Now, don't get me wrong here the Rays are a great ballclub. They've had a great first half and have a great record. They have a absolute boatload of great young talent. What I am saying is that I forsee a meltdown for the young Rays and I think they will be in serious trouble down the stretch if they do not make a move to fill their needs.