Auld emphasizes promise, change in Presidents' Day message

ST. PETERSBURG -- From Rays president Brian Auld:

"It has been an extraordinary offseason for the Rays -- one full of change and promise. As you get ready for Opening Day on April 6, keep these three things in mind:

• [Alex] Cobb, [Chris] Archer, [Drew] Smyly, [Jake] Odorizzi and a soon-to-be-healthy Matt Moore promise to be one of the best rotations in all of Major League Baseball.

• Kevin Cash's optimism, energy and his willingness to listen have already impressed players and coaches alike. He's the first one at The Trop for our informal winter workouts!

• Our mission to energize our community through the magic of Rays baseball remains the same; come experience it with us at Tropicana Field."

Bill Chastain is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.