The Rays ultimately lost the war of attrition to the Red Sox in Game 4 of the ALDS, but they have plenty of pieces in place to be good again in 2014.
David Price, the American League Cy Young Award winner, has reached agreement on a one-year contract with the Tampa Bay Rays to avoid salary arbitration, a baseball source told ESPN.com.
Justin Verlander should become the first back-to-back AL Cy Young winner since Pedro Martinez of the 1999-2000 Red Sox.
After a pair of lengthy rain delays, the Rangers held on to defeat the Tigers 3-2 in ALCS Game 1.
This offseason in the AL East the Red Sox went big, the Blue Jays got rid of a huge contract, the Rays watched a cornerstone leave, the Orioles stuck with their plan and the Yankees -- well, it's not yet clear what they accomplished.
Life in the American League East poses a major challenge to the well-being of Joe Maddon and the Rays.
Cliff Lee elevated the Rangers to a new place, not just by leading them to their first playoff series win, but simply by arriving in Texas.
Cliff Lee and the Rangers got the better of David Price and the Rays in ALDS Game 1. The left-handed aces meet again in Tuesday night's Game 5, the winner advancing to face the Yankees in the ALCS.
Evan Longoria's leg might be less than 100 percent, but his bat appears to be healthy after he led the Rays to a Game 4 victory.
After listless performances in ALDS Games 1 and 2, the Rays reverted to the formula in Game 3 that produced 96 regular-season wins and an AL East title.
The Rays hardly resemble the team that won 96 regular-season games and an AL East title. Suddenly, they find themselves down 2-0 against the Rangers.
Their time will come -- and soon. Rays prospects Desmond Jennings and Jeremy Hellickson are inching closer to the majors.
With a big boost from rookie left-hander David Price, the Rays are headed to the World Series after outlasting the Red Sox in Game 7 of the ALCS.
For the third time in the last five years, the Red Sox are faced with a do-or-die situation in the ALCS. Up on the hill for the Sox in Thursday's Game 5 against the Rays, will be Daisuke Matsuzaka.
April performance is no guarantee of future results, but it's still encouraging. Here's eight players to watch.
The AL East has already gotten exponentially tougher this offseason with the Orioles looking for more.