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Tampa Bay Rays News and Links: Rays VP of Baseball Operations James Click discusses arbitration, offseason plans

Rays VP James Click provides insight into the Rays offseason thus far

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ST. PETERSBURG, FL - MARCH 29: Game between the Houston Astros and the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla. on Friday, March 29, 2019. (Photo by Will Vragovic / Tampa Bay Rays)
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Neil Solondz hosted his weekly ‘This Week in Rays Baseball’ podcast and spoke on a wide range of topics from the team’s offseason with the Vice President of Baseball Operations James Click.

Click addresses the Rays offseason plan with Neil and says they entered the winter wanting to score more runs without sacrificing defense, and (despite sending out Tommy Pham) thinks they currently have a roster they can feel good about from top to bottom.

With that being said, Click also mentions that the Rays are still in discussions with several available free agents — on both sides of the ball — with whom they’ve been in contact all offseason.

The additions of Chris Herrmann and Kevan Smith were also spoken about, with Click mentioning the pair as a couple of veteran catchers who could quickly adapt to the big league staff if needed, while also noting that the Rays prefer to have competition at each position on their roster.

You can hear that and more from Click here:

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