After two seasons of fruitless straying, Tampa Bay is once again returning to "The Ray Way" this season.

You know, the modus operandi that enabled them to contend for a postseason spot yearly for the better part of a decade despite having MLB's lowest payroll, such as drafting and stealing some of the finest young pitching prospects in the game. And then developing them into standout big league hurlers.

Finished is Tampa Bay's brief flirtation with more offensive production that yielded only next-to-last and last-place finishes in the American League East the last two campaigns.