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Tampa Bay Rays interested in Matt Davidson as two way player

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CHICAGO, IL - AUGUST 31: Matt Davidson #24 of the Chicago White Sox and Yolmer Sanchez #5 celebrate their win against the Boston Red Sox on August 31, 2018 at Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago, Illinois.The White Sox won 6-1. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - AUGUST 31: Matt Davidson #24 of the Chicago White Sox and Yolmer Sanchez #5 celebrate their win against the Boston Red Sox on August 31, 2018 at Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago, Illinois.The White Sox won 6-1. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images) /
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The Tampa Bay Rays are again trying to get a leg up on their competition by looking at Matt Davidson as…a pitcher?

I have already inked a few articles about the Tampa Bay Rays being a player in the south side slugger, Matt Davidson sweepstakes. In fact, in one article, I pointed out: “Davidson also pitched in a trio of contests for the White Sox, if Kevin Cash wants to get crazy.”

I mentioned that before Christmas, almost tongue and cheek, and what do ya know? Kevin Cash wants to get crazy! Ken Rosenthal broke down the potential signing.

Kevin Cash has proven that he is ready and willing to try anything in order to win a baseball game. Throw your old fashion gut-feeling conventional wisdom out of the window. The Tampa Bay Rays have also shown that they are willing to try anything and support Kevin Cash. When the Rays extended Kevin Cash this offseason, it signaled to me that they are ready for more experiments! Even if said experiments fail, the skipper still has the front office support.

Can this two-way experiment with Matt Davidson fail?

It depends what your definition of failing is. This move would be a high-reward, low-risk move. The money the Rays invest in Davidson will be little to none, so if things do not work out, designate him for assignment and move on.

This will also get Kevin Cash some experience managing two-way players. Hear me out, as Ken Rosenthal notes, one of the top prospects for the Tampa Bay Rays is a two-way player.

Cash can use Davidson to iron out his plan for how he plans to deploy McKay when he is ready for the big leagues.

The last thing you would want to do is go into the Brandon McKay experiment blind, without a plan, and mentally ruin a top prospect.

As I am writing this, I am slowly talking myself into the Tampa Bay Rays needing Matt Davidson

light. Related Story. The Rays should consider adding Matt Davidson

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