Rays top offseason priority: consistent offense

Updated: October 4, 2012, 6:45 PM ET
Associated Press

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Frustrating, yet also gratifying.

The Tampa Bay Rays don't have to dig very deep to determine what went wrong in a season that ended much earlier than manager Joe Maddon and his players expected.

Despite superb -- and in some cases historic -- pitching, an inconsistent offense undermined the team's chances of getting back to the playoffs.

The Rays won 12 of their final 14 games to finish with 90 wins, joining the New York Yankees and Texas Rangers as ...

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