Rumors once again are swirling around the Miami Marlins trading another one of their established players, this time the outwardly unhappy Giancarlo Stanton. Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe mentioned the Rays as a possible landing place, citing their pitching prospects and Wil Myers as potential players to move back to Miami. However, such an offer does not quite seem to make sense for the Rays. Myers, the centerpiece of the James Shields trade, is under team control for a longer period of time. While the Rays do still need an impact bat for the lineup, they may hope that Myers turns out to be that player and see what happens.
Another player mentioned in the article to possible watch for with the Rays would be Chien-Ming Wang. Wang, who will be pitching for Taiwan in the World Baseball Classic, is planning on using the tournament as an exhibition for a potential contract next season. He could be a player that the Rays take a look at on a one year incentive laden deal should he perform reasonably well in the WBC.
The Rays are also thought to be looking at a couple of familiar faces when it comes to filling out the designated hitter spot. As mentioned by Mark Tompkin in the Tampa Bay Times, Luke Scott and Delmon Young may be among the top players left at that position. Other players that were brought up are Dan Johnson and Aubrey Huff.