Friday, July 24, 2009

Angels, and Indians, and Blue Jays, Oh My!

Suddenly, like a storm off the coast of Africa, the Rays are being mention as a potential suitor for just about every big-name free agent that is supposedly being shopped-around.

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.

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