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.
Rays backup catcher Jose Lobaton took seemingly invincible Red Sox closer Koji Uehara deep in the bottom of the ninth inning of ALDS Game 3 to extend Tampa Bay's season.
For the Braves, Kris Medlen seems like the logical choice. For other teams, however, the decision might not be so easy under baseball's new postseason format.
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.
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.
One game doesn't make a series, but the Rangers turned history on its side in their 5-1 victory over the Rays in ALDS Game 1.
Their time will come -- and soon. Rays prospects Desmond Jennings and Jeremy Hellickson are inching closer to the majors.
There are several hitters on contenders who've failed to produce to expectations and must pick up the pace in order to help their teams make the playoffs.
While the Blue Jays and Phillies continue to haggle over prospects, Starting 9 revisits some trades involving highly touted minor leaguers who became major league busts.
Jason Bartlett, Nelson Cruz and Mark Reynolds are among the unheralded players who are posting All-Star-worthy numbers this season.
Plenty of competition battles around the big leagues as spring training begins in earnest.
After going 1-for-28 with runners in scoring position at Tampa Bay, the Phillies have to feel fortunate to be headed home with the series tied at one game apiece.
Don't worry about the Rays taking their Game 1 loss too hard. They put it behind them before they even left the clubhouse.
Phillies manager Charlie Manuel is remaining quiet about his designated hitter choices.