According to Yahoo!’s Gordon Edes, Tampa Bay is trying to get Texas involved as a third team in discussions with Cleveland as part of the Rays’ attempt to acquire Cliff Lee, presumably to add a Rangers pitching prospect to the package they’d offer the Indians.
According to a source familiar with the Rays front office, team VP of baseball operations Andrew Friedman is "eager to do something," with Roy Halladay, Cliff Lee and Victor Martinez "players of interest" to Tampa Bay
ed_price Source said #Angels have some interest in Scott Kazmir. Moving his $ would help #Rays go after targets Halladay, Cliff Lee or V.Martinez.
In addition to pursuing Blue Jays right-hander Roy Halladay and Indians lefty Cliff Lee, the Rays are gauging the value of left-hander Scott Kazmir and other players, telling teams, "they are open to anything."