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.
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!