Last mission to repair the Hubble telescope Hubble space telescope discoveries have enriched our understanding of the cosmos. In this special report, you will see facts about the Hubble space telescope, discoveries it has made and what the last mission's goals are.
For their own good
Fifty years ago, they were screwed-up kids sent to the Florida School for Boys to be straightened out. But now they are screwed-up men, scarred by the whippings they endured. Read the story and see a video and portrait gallery.
ROTATION: RHP Roy Halladay, RHP A.J. Burnett (DL, will miss first two starts), LHP Ted Lilly, RHP Josh Towers, LHP Gustavo Chacin.
CLOSER: LHP B.J. Ryan.
BOTTOM LINE: The Jays, who added about $30-million to their payroll, need all their acquisitions to work just to contend for a wild-card spot.
2005: 74-88, 4th.
MANAGER: Sam Perlozzo.
KEY ADDITIONS: RHP Kris Benson, pitching coach Leo Mazzone.
KEY LOSSES: LHP B.J. Ryan.
2B Brian Roberts .314, 18 HR, 73 RBIs.
3B Melvin Mora .283, 27, 88.
SS Miguel Tejada .304, 26, 98.
RF Jay Gibbons .277, 26, 79.
1B Javy Lopez .278, 15, 49.
LF Kevin Millar .272, 9, 50.
DH Jeff Conine .304, 3, 33.
C Ramon Hernandez .290, 12, 58.
CF Corey Patterson .215, 13, 34.
ROTATION: RHP Rodrigo Lopez, LHP Erik Bedard, RHP Kris Benson, RHP Daniel Cabrera, LHP Bruce Chen.
CLOSER: RHP Chris Ray.
BOTTOM LINE: The offense is average and the bullpen struggles. If the rotation falters, it could get ugly.
TAMPA BAY DEVIL RAYS
2005: 67-95, 5th.
MANAGER: Joe Maddon.
KEY ADDITIONS: RHP Dan Miceli.
KEY LOSSES: RHP Danys Baez, RHP Shinji Mori (injured).
SS Julio Lugo .295, 6 HR, 57 RBIs.
LF Carl Crawford .301, 15, 81.
2B Jorge Cantu .286, 28, 117.
3B Aubrey Huff .261, 22, 92.
DH Jonny Gomes .282, 21, 54.
RF Damon Hollins .249, 13, 46.
1B Travis Lee .272, 12, 49.
C Toby Hall .287, 5, 48.
CF Joey Gathright .276, 0, 13.
ROTATION: LHP Scott Kazmir, RHP Seth McClung, LHP Mark Hendrickson, LHP Casey Fossum, RHP Doug Waechter.
CLOSER: RHP Dan Miceli.
BOTTOM LINE: They will score runs and create problems for the opposition, even more so when Rocco Baldelli (hamstring) is healthy. But the rotation is still relatively inexperienced and the bullpen, without Mori, could be a problem.