12 Dec 2017 03:25:14
Rays jumpstart a rebuild

Rockies get: Alex Colome
Rays get: Castellani, Welker, Hoffman

Cardinals get: Chris Archer
Rays get: Weaver, Flaherty, Sierra

1.) 12 Dec 2017
12 Dec 2017 10:05:40
As a Rays fan, I would take that deal for Colome. Hoffman has lost some luster but both Walker and Castellani have solid upside. Another idea I had floated was Colome for Dahl straight up. This would appeal more to Tampa Bay, as they aren't actually rebuilding, but instead trying to reallocate resources and save money. McMahon would likely appeal to the Rays as well.

I think the offer for Archer is too light. I doubt they would want both Weaver and Flaherty with the their strength of pitching in the high minors. I could see any deal likely starting with Weaver and Kelly. They would probably also want a young OF in the deal, O'Neil seems to fit better as Sierra is very similar to Mallex Smith. Maybe something like Weaver, Kelly, O'Neil and some lottery tickets?

2.) 12 Dec 2017
12 Dec 2017 20:57:20
Weaver, Kelly, and O’Neill is far too light.

I’d go Reyes, Flaherty, Kelly, Delvin Perez for Archer, Colome.

The Rays could gut a farm system for Archer.