Fullfilling a promise to overhaul the lack-luster Tampa Bay Devil Rays after Stuart Sternberg took control of the team last fall, Tampa Bay is considering a potential name change. One of the changes currently being considered would drop the "Devil" from the team's name. Since Sterberg's became involved in the Rays, the team has undergone significant changes, including an overhauled front office and the hiring of new manager Joe Maddon. Names such as "Rays," "Stingrays," and "Tarpons" have been considered, according to various reports.
January 27, 2006