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Tampa Bay Rays: Fake GM Simulation Update

By Austin Reimann
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 – AUGUST 4: Jose Abreu #79 of the Chicago White Sox hits a homer in the fourth inning against the Tampa Bay Rays on August 4, 2018 at Tropicana Field in St Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by Julio Aguilar/Getty Images)
ST PETERSBURG, FL – AUGUST 4: Jose Abreu #79 of the Chicago White Sox hits a homer in the fourth inning against the Tampa Bay Rays on August 4, 2018 at Tropicana Field in St Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by Julio Aguilar/Getty Images) /

With the likelihood of a fake acquisition of Paul Goldschmidt dwindling I have shifted my attention to Jose Abreu and will hopefully have a trade in place by tomorrow.

I have made a bid for free agent started Trevor Cahill and will know in the coming days if he will be a fake signing or not.

Money Stuff:

Rays alleviate themselves of:

  • Cron’s projected 5.2 million
  • Duffy’s projected 2.6 million
  • Guillermo’s ~500,000+

Total: ~8.3+ million

Rays take on:

  • Gray’s projected 3.2 million
  • Mazara’s projected 3.7 million (for now)
  • Leclerc’s ~500,000+

Total: ~7.4+ million

Toal Savings: ~900,000 dollars

Overall, the fake 2019 Rays got better today. They got stronger at the backend of their bullpen with the addition of Jose Leclerc. With the acquisition of Jon Gray, the Rays get 3 years of control and a lot of upside. Whether or not Nomar Mazara is still a Ray by the end of the day tomorrow is still to be determined. If he is, he offers the Rays added outfield depth and a possible DH option.

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Check back on Friday to see what other moves I have made on behalf of the Rays!

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