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Tampa Bay Rays News and Links: Margot on the move

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Weekend Update: Manuel Margot is now a Ray; Mookie Betts deal falls apart, is reborn

MLB: Chicago Cubs at San Diego Padres Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

In case you missed it, the Rays dealt Emilio Pagán to the Padres for Manuel Margot and prospect Logan Driscoll.

Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times says this is a win-now move.

Per MLB Trade Rumors, Tyler Glasnow is planning to ditch his changeup for a splitter.

Juan Toribio breaks down who will grab the final spots on the 26 man roster.

The Rays talked up the Montreal plan at Fanfest. Fans weren’t buying it.

In Banghazii news, Marc Topkin reports from Fanfest on Charlie Morton: “I regret not doing more to stop it.” Josh Tolentino at The Athletic also reports from Morton.

Tom Boswell at the Washington Post says that baseball is in the middle of an integrity crisis and the Astros are only a symptom.

David Laurila at Fangraphs writes about MiLB contraction.

President Trump calls on MLB to put Pete Rose in the Hall, because of course he does.

And finally our long national nightmare is over.

The big winner of this ordeal is Brusdar Graterol, who ends up going to the LA instead of the Boston.

Meanwhile, the Dodgers deal with the Angels appears to be dead.