Joe Maddon's squad in Tampa has been putting up a fight.
They dealt out their big names Crawford, Pena, Garza, and Soriano. They've had to deal with the stacked teams in Boston and New York in the East. Yet they still remain in the hunt.
Like the Red Sox, the Rays need help in the outfield. Matt Joyce earned a spot on the All-Star team, yet his companions in center and left have not been performing with the bat.
Super Sam Fuld has been putting a show on with the leather in left but has some weakness with the bat.
As for B.J. Upton, he finished the first half of the season on a bad note, as his throwing error cost the Rays the last game before the break.
I think Boston is in more need of Beltran's duties than Tampa Bay, but the Rays might be involved in the Beltran sweepstakes nonetheless.