With just over a month until Major League Baseball’s trade deadline, the Tampa Bay Rays hold the best record in the big leagues. Will they stand pat?
Teams with championship aspirations often make short-term decisions when it comes to adding talent for the stretch run. Sometimes it works out.
What do the Rays need? In short: arms.
With injuries impacting the starting rotation and a need for better relief performance, expect Tampa Bay’s focus to be on pitchers as the Aug. 1 deadline approaches. One name to remember is Giants right-hander Alex Cobb, who could be on the chopping block.
– Cole Pepper, Florida Politics