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Tampa Bay Rays news and links: Chris Archer, Jake Odorizzi continue gathering trade interest

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Yu Davish is signing with the Cubs for a reasonable contract:a $126 million guarantee and escalators up to $150 million over six years. And now that someone has finally broken the free agent dam, let the games begin:

The Twins also appear to be suitors for Chris Archer, with outfielder Max Kepler involved in the discussions.

It seems extremely unlikely that the Rays would move their ace without a godfather offer in hand, but Kepler could be part of an Odorizzi/Span discussion.

Meanwhile, Marc Topkin reports the Angels have joined the discussion on Jake Odorizzi, joining division rivals Baltimore and New York, who likely value his AL East experience. There’s enough smoke here to think there’s some fire for an Odorizzi trade this Spring.

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