The trade deadline has finally arrived and after weeks of rumors, speculation, and gossip, the Rays have been one of the most popular names around baseball...and so far have nothing to show for it.
As this goes live, we are just four hours away from the 4:00 PM EST deadline, and it's been a quiet day, but all of that can all change in an instant. This could easily be several players of the team's last day as a member of the Rays with Steve Pearce, Matt Moore, Jake Odorizzi, Chris Archer, Erasmo Ramirez, and Drew Smyly all being prime candidates to be moved.
Earlier today, Danny rounded up all of the necessary reading material to keep you well informed on the deadline, potential Rays targets, and the value of players the Rays may trade. Go there to see all the articles regarding Tampa Bay’s 2016 deadline dealings.
We will be updating this article with relevant tweets and news until the deadline is done, also, be sure to check out our Facebook page later on this evening as Darby will be going live to recap the day's events and answer questions on any of the dealings made around baseball.
RAYS RUMOR ROUND-UP
#Dodgers and #Rays remain in trade talks, with Tampa Bay starters the focus, as I just reported on @MLBNetwork. @MLB— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) August 1, 2016
Maybe to #Rays in deal for SP? https://t.co/vNPelN9GsW— Marc Topkin (@TBTimes_Rays) August 1, 2016
dodgers still interested in archer and moore, word is. LAD a sure bet to do something impactful today.— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) August 1, 2016
#Rangers have gotten sticker shock by the high prices in several of their trade talks. Might do a more modest deal if things don't change.— Jerry Crasnick (@jcrasnick) August 1, 2016
The #SFGiants and #Rays continue their dialogue over Matt Moore. But at last check, Tampa was asking for two top prospects in return.— Jerry Crasnick (@jcrasnick) August 1, 2016
Other Important Rumors:
astros definitely looking at catching market. havent been tied to lucroy yet. norris, suzuki also out there.— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) August 1, 2016
Source: At the moment, Rockies not expecting to deal Boone Logan today. Has been linked to many teams, but COL now potential buyers.— Chris Cotillo (@ChrisCotillo) August 1, 2016
perhaps less exciting, but red sox could use lefty reliever. among best out there: abad, logan, w. smith— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) August 1, 2016
Source: Phillies have been aiming high in Jeremy Hellickson talks, asking teams for a top-5 player in system. Could drop price before 4.— Chris Cotillo (@ChrisCotillo) August 1, 2016
Source: #RedSox pushing hardest to acquire #WhiteSox’s Sale. No indication trade will happen. “Late-night talks,” per @BNightengale.— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) August 1, 2016