Rays wrap up "productive" talks at GM meetings
Rays officials headed out of the GM meetings in Boca Raton and toward home this morning after what baseball operations president Matt Silverman called a "productive" four days.
"We have a talented roster and that lends itself to a whole host of conversations,'' Silverman said as he checked out of the Boca Raton Resort & Club.
The Rays found considerable interest in their two back-end relievers, Brad Boxberger and Jake McGee, though will demand a high price. They also had some talks about 1B James Loney, who by trading they could open up more at-bats and flexibility in their lineup.
Among free agent pitchers the Rays have talked to is LHP Rich Hill, who, in turn, is talking a number of other teams.