Commentary

Rays still have claim as MLB's best

Tampa Bay has been quiet this winter, but there wasn't much work to do

Updated: January 16, 2012, 2:11 PM ET
By Dayn Perry | FanGraphs
Matt MooreMichael L. Stein/US PresswireMatt Moore gives the Rays another potential ace and he'll make the league minimum.

The Los Angeles Angels have had the splashiest offseason of any team. The Texas Rangers return an impressive core and may yet add the likes of Yu Darvish and perhaps even Prince Fielder. The New York Yankees, in the span of an hour or two this past Friday, upgraded their rotation by a notable margin. The Philadelphia Phillies return the most vital parts of last year's 102-win outfit. The Boston Red Sox, despite the upheavals of 2011, have a tremendous amount of talent on the roster. Still and yet, the best team in baseball headed into the 2012 season might just be the Tampa Bay Rays.