Based on Friedman….
Based on what Andrew Friedman said yesterday, the Rays aren’t quite sure which way to proceed where trades are concerned this year. Much of that state is due to Evan Longoria, whose return date from a torn left hamstring remains a mystery. Without knowing when he will be back, it’s hard for the team to determine what they might trade for to improve the offense.
Of course, if the Rays get off to a sluggish start to the second half, the Rays could quickly turn into sellers, which means B.J. Upton, Carlos Pena, Kyle Farnsworth and James Shields could be in play.