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Thursday, December 05, 2019

Rays in listening phase entering winter meetings

`TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays head into the upcoming winter meetings in the listening phase about ways to improve a roster that came within one win of reaching the American League Championship Series last season.

“Do we have to do a lot of things? No,” Rays senior vice president of baseball operations Erik Neander said Thursday. “This offseason is a little bit different in terms of, like the needs of this club are not nearly as clear-cut and defined as they’ve been in years past.”

The franchise with baseball’s smallest payroll at just over $66 million looks to build on an outstanding 2019 in which the Rays took Houston to a deciding fifth game in the AL Division Series in their first postseason trip since 2013.

“There’s a lot of time between now and opening day,” Neander said. “I anticipate some twists and turns in terms of what our team will look like by the end of March. We’re going to be open-minded, we’re going to try to be opportunistic.”

Listening, yes- but to what?

 

QLE Posted: December 05, 2019 at 10:19 PM | 3 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Howie Menckel Posted: December 06, 2019 at 01:48 AM (#5906153)
rumor is they just listened their way with the Padres into Hunter Renfroe and major SS prospect Xavier Edwards for Tommy Pham
   2. Bote Man Posted: December 06, 2019 at 02:23 AM (#5906155)
If the Rays listened, I would call.
   3. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: December 06, 2019 at 10:17 AM (#5906193)
Does this mean they are about to announce a run for president?

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