ESPN the Magazine has ranked all the professional sports and found the Rays 16th in their ultimate standings.
The affordability of attending a game at the Trop carried the Rays, who improved from 75th last year.
I would question the rank of the coaching, which is 25th. After what Joe Maddon and his staff did with that team last year, I would say they deserve to be in the top five.
For the rest of the story, see my Strike Zone blog: