Tampa Bay Rays: Five Catchers the Rays Could Trade for

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Tampa Bay Rays: Five Catchers the Rays Could Trade for
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With their signing of Jeff Keppinger, the Rays filled one of their two glaring holes at the time, shortstop and catcher. As it stands now, the only thing keeping Tampa Bay from fielding a very competitive, complete lineup is the catcher's spot.

Kelly Shoppach was allowed to walk and sign in Boston, and John Jaso was sent to Seattle, leaving Jose Lobaton as the incumbent. Jose Molina was signed as insurance following a good 2011 as Toronto's backup, but a 37-year-old catcher can't be counted on for much of anything, regardless of who they are.

With a massive stockpile of top prospects and sights on contending in 2012, GM Andrew Friedman would be wise to move for an upgrade at catcher, which might just be enough to push the Rays over the top and avenge their loss in the 2008 World Series.

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