The Tampa Bay Rays
The Tampa Bay Rays are one of the most interesting teams in all of baseball. They got rid of some of their best players, including former Rockie and 2017 Corey Dickerson before the start of the 2018 season, their franchise cornerstone (3rd baseman Evan Longoria), their closer Alex Colome in May, and their ace Chris Archer in July.
They also, essentially, only had one starter, in Blake Snell, who, last night, was named the AL Cy Young Award winner. For nearly all of the rest of their games, they decided to use an “opener”, a concept that helped them have the best starter ERA the rest of the season.
As it stands, they really only have two starters, Snell and Tyler Glasnow, who they acquired in the Archer trade.
The Rays are known to be a team that is strapped for cash and, as a result, they maybe willing to take a flier on Gray, who is arbitration eligible for three more seasons before becoming a free agent. Gray is projected to make $3.2 million in arbitration this year.
The asking price for Gray would still be high considering his potential and the three years of control that the acquiring team would receive.
So, who could the Rockies look for in return that could help them out on the major league roster in 2019?