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The Tampa Bay Rays need an expensive and ambitious offseason plan

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ST. PETERSBURG, FL - APRIL 6: Tampa Bay Rays principal owner Stuart Sternberg speaks to members of the media before the start of the Rays' Opening Day game against the Baltimore Orioles on April 6, 2015 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)
ST. PETERSBURG, FL - APRIL 6: Tampa Bay Rays principal owner Stuart Sternberg speaks to members of the media before the start of the Rays' Opening Day game against the Baltimore Orioles on April 6, 2015 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)
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ST. PETERSBURG, FL – JULY 9: Daniel Robertson #28 of the Tampa Bay Rays, with the bucket, is congratulated by Jake Bauers #9 after his game-winning hit in the 10th inning of a baseball game against the Detroit Tigersat Tropicana Field on July 9, 2018 in St. Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by Mike Carlson/Getty Images)
ST. PETERSBURG, FL – JULY 9: Daniel Robertson #28 of the Tampa Bay Rays, with the bucket, is congratulated by Jake Bauers #9 after his game-winning hit in the 10th inning of a baseball game against the Detroit Tigersat Tropicana Field on July 9, 2018 in St. Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by Mike Carlson/Getty Images)

With Daniel Robertson due back from injury in 2019 a log jam is brewing in the infield. The solution lies within the twenty five man roster. As much as everybody loves Ji-Man Choi, there simply isn’t room for him in 2019. Whether they acquire Goldschmidt or not, Choi will be regulated to a platoon DH role and the Rays don’t have room on the twenty five man roster for a DH platoon.

Replacing Choi with Robertson would allow the Rays to keep Lowe, Robertson, and Wendle. All of whom are capable of playing in the outfield. Going with Robertson over Choi only adds to Kevin Cash‘s options in 2019.

Replacing Choi with Robertson adds to the flexibility and athleticism of the roster and provides Cash with even more options game to game.

Total Costs: No added costs

2019 Costs: No added costs

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