First it was scouting Pedro Martinez as a potential closer.Then it was rumored that they were looking-into what Toronto wanted for Halladay. Then it was checking under the hood of Cliff Lee in Cleveland.
Oh, and don't forget about the new Victor Martinez rumor too; and suddenly the Angels may have some interest in Kazmir (have they been watching this kid?).
Its otherworldly to me to see a team that was considered to be completely maxed out on payroll two weeks ago, all of a sudden become the sexy pick to make a big trade deadline splash.
Some of these deals have legs, some do not, but I can speculate with some degree of certainty that none of them will come to fruition.
I'd set the odds for the Rays making a splash before next week at about 75:1.