Baseball Blogs Weigh In: Mets, Blanco, Pavano, Latos

On this date in 2008, the Rays took control of sole possession of first place in the AL East for the first time in franchise history. It took an extra innings walk-off win against the Yankees coupled with a Red Sox loss to the Orioles. The win also marked the first time Tampa Bay was seven games over .500 in a season. They, of course, went on to their first AL pennant and World Series appearance later that season.

Here are this week's batch of links, which break franchise records in their own individual ways…

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