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Rays have so many choices to make

Tampa Bay will reload its system, thanks to having 10 of the first 60 picks in the draft

Updated: June 2, 2011, 12:45 PM ET
By Jerry Crasnick | ESPN.com

The conventional wisdom: With 10 of the first 60 picks in Monday's first-year player draft and a record 12 selections among the first 89, the Tampa Bay Rays have a chance to hit the mother lode and position themselves to be a powerhouse for years to come.

The historical reality: Not so fast.

Yes, the Rays will be choosing early and often in the draft, but history shows that a surplus of picks doesn't necessarily translate into an influx of prime-time talent. Andrew Friedman, ...

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