The offseason is upon us.
The 2022 MLB season was a treat, but now it is time to focus on free agency and where certain players will end up before the start of the 2023 season.
The trade market will also be one to watch this offseason, and it appears that the Tampa Bay Rays are going to be active on that front.
According to MLB Network’s Jon Morosi, the Rays are expected to be quite active in terms of trades over the next couple of days, as the roster protection deadline approaches.
Morosi notes that industry observers are anticipating multiple trades between now and tomorrow.
Sources: #Rays are engaged in advanced trade negotiations ahead of Tuesday’s roster protection deadline. At this point, industry observers expect multiple trades by the club over the next 48 hours. @MLBNetwork @MLB
— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) November 14, 2022
Rays Expected To Be Active In Trade Market
The Rays may be up to their magic tricks again, trading away key pieces and receiving Major League-ready talent in return to help enhance their chances of remaining competitive.
The Rays have plenty of pitching depth that they could potentially dangle as trade bait, such as left-hander Ryan Yarbrough.
Tampa Bay has already shipped first baseman Ji-Man Choi off to the Pittsburgh Pirates.
The Rays received right-hander Jack Hartman in return.
Perhaps some teams could come calling for their ace in Tyler Glasnow.
The right-hander missed most of the 2022 season recovering from Tommy John surgery and was limited to two starts, but several teams have entered the offseason with a need for pitching.
The Texas Rangers have made it clear that top starting pitching is one of their highest priorities.
The Rays figure to be active over the next two days in the trade market.