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Rays Your Voice: State of the Roster, with JT Morgan and Jim Turvey

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With important deadlines looming, the Rays have some moves to make.

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The offseason is now in full swing, and we’re getting a clearer picture of the market after the signings of players like Drew Smyly and Robbie Ray. The big name that most fans want to see brought back is Charlie Morton, but he’s not the only starting pitcher out there. We’ll discuss some other names that might interest the Rays front office, and go over potential plans to fill up the catching position, which now only has one rostered player.

With the deadline looming to add Rule 5 eligible players to the 40-man roster, the Rays have some cuts to make if they wish to add players like Taylor Walls or Josh Lowe. Some of these cuts may be names you feel less passionate about, but any regular starter on an American League Championship team that gets cut loose a month later can leave a sour taste in fans’ mouths. That’s a reality Rays fans might have to face, and we break down who is on the chopping block in this episode.

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