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Rays Your Voice: Trade Deadline Preview, Draft Talk, Guest Danny Russell

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We’re all going a little Mad.

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This was a fun one. With less than a week to go before the July 30 trade deadline, the Rays are still in the thick of the rumor mill, even after trading for Nelson Cruz. No way they can land Max Scherzer too, right? Maybe they can, and maybe Tampa Bay is the stop Scherzer wants to make before hitting free agency this offseason.

Danny and I discuss the Rays’ chances of landing Mad Max, but also take a look at some other options on the market, including Charlie Morton and Kyle Gibson. With or without another trade, how does the pitching staff shape up heading into a pennant chase? Would you trust the current staff to get back to the World Series?

To wrap up this podcast, we discuss the 2021 draft class, and some of our favorite prospects coming out of the draft. With the Rays taking Carson Williams and Cooper Kinney in the first round, what does that say about this year’s draft strategy?