Hot Stove Alert: The Rays are up to something…
The Rays could make a move soon, people in baseball are saying today (Cotillo, Dec. 10).
The Rays are seeking a left-handed first baseman, their manager recently said (SiriusXM, Dec. 9). They have considered trading OF Matt Joyce for Ike Davis (Topkin, Nov. 27) and are interested in re-signing 1B James Loney (Topkin, Nov. 9). The Rays are also reportedly shopping LHP David Price (Heyman, Dec. 11).
Michael Baron, Contributor
It seems a lot of teams are waiting on the Rays to make a move, meaning other transactions could follow their lead. If they move Price, the will certainly impact the market for starting pitching. Also, whatever they decide to do at first base will impact supply and demand and possibly create a baseline for future moves around baseball at that position.