MLB Trade Rumors: 6 Trades the Tampa Bay Rays Should Consider

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MLB Trade Rumors: 6 Trades the Tampa Bay Rays Should Consider
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The Tampa Bay Rays finished off the season with a respectable record of 90-72, but even with a second wild-card spot available, the Rays were on the outside looking in at the 2012 playoff picture.

Despite an impressive pitching staff, their offense struggled throughout the course of the season, which is a concept not at all foreign to Tampa Bay fans. With glaring holes at first base, catcher, shortstop and potentially an additional outfielder, the Rays have their work cut out for them this offseason.

The Rays never have a lot of money to spend, but with the expected departure of players such as B.J. Upton, Carlos Pena and Jeff Keppinger, and the potential departure of players such as Joel Peralta, Luke Scott, Kyle Farnsworth and Jose Molina, there is certainly room to work with. However, as these players leave the team, the Rays must also find adequate replacements for them accordingly.

In a not-so-impressive free-agent crop, it may be difficult for Tampa Bay to make the necessary adjustments, and thus Andrew Friedman may be forced to explore the trade market.

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