Rays Stance the Same

As noted earlier by yours truly, the Rays don’t appear like they’ll be active as we approach the trade deadline. Here’s what Joe Maddon said when asked about whether the Rays will try and make any trades:

“I really believe that we have what we need right here but Andrew’s job is to go out there and attempt to always make us better. If anything were to show up that he felt made us better, you would probably see that happen. For right now, in his mind and mine, I think we have plenty right here as well as what we have coming in from Triple-A. It’s foolish to say Andrew isn’t looking and active on the market but for right now, I’m really pleased with our group. You’re seeing some young guys like Alex Torres get better, Chris Archer get better. The fact that Wil Myers is up and playing as well as he is, you see Longo struggling at the end of the first half knowing he will be back in full force, same thing with Zobrist and Matt Joyce. There’s a lot to look forward to within this particular group.”

Unless somebody blows their socks off, I just don’t see anything happening at this point.

–Bill Chastain

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