Probably the greatest player in Tampa Bay Rays history, Evan Longoria was traded to the San Francisco Giants on Wednesday. On Saturday, Longoria took out an advertisement in the Tampa Bay Times to thank the organization and its fans.

Indeed. Longoria has never known another MLB franchise. He was drafted by the Rays in 2006 and broke into the majors in 2008. And by the same token, Longoria was a central part of essentially every key moment in Tampa’s franchise history.