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Tampa Bay Rays news and links: Reactions to the Logan Forsythe trade

(Can we call it the Jose De León trade?)

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Yesterday, the Rays traded Logan Forsythe, one of their better position players, to the Dodgers for Jose De Leon, a highly-touted pitching prospect who’s not far from the majors.

Here’s Marc Topkin with some facts about De Leon. Topkin also has quotes from Erik Neander, Andrew Friedman, and a smattering of Rays players, who were on the whole devastated to see Logan Forsythe leave.

Here’s the Rays introducing Jose De León to the fans.

Oh, and Ryan Romano at Beyond the Box Score called the Rays a laggard (I mean, gave good analysis on the trade), while Jeff Sullivan said that Forsythe is “basically Brian Dozier.”

Rays Links

  • The trade of Logan Forsythe opens a spot at second base, and there are several possible options to fill it, including an intriguing prospect.

Other Links

In two separate incidents, pitcher Yordana Ventura and infielder Andy Marte both died in car crashes.