Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Tampa Bay Rays

What they're saying about the Rays trade

I'm floored that this is all the Rays got for David Price — as are some of the execs I've talked to so far — and I can't imagine that the return this winter would have been any worse. … For Tampa Bay, it may end up as a huge missed opportunity to restock their system.

Keith Law, espn.com

The perpetual recycling continues, but eventually the trades aren't going to all work out and the Rays will have to start producing their own talent again.

David Schoenfield, espn.com

The Rays owner is a billionaire, so of course the Rays could have kept David Price and paid him the going rate next season. In which case they would have been a better club. But given the strictures under which management operates, getting Smyly and Franklin was just about the best they could have done, and practically guarantees another winning season next year.

Rob Neyer, foxsports.com

On paper, the Rays are a little worse for this season without David Price; let's not kid ourselves. They still are very much in the wild-card race, however, and have added short- and long-term talent, with extra helpings of cost certainty and years of control. This is the hand that the Rays have been dealt, and they tend to play it well.

Tony Blengino, fangraphs.com

From the Rays' standpoint, this is, to my mind, a roundly unimpressive return for a former Cy Young winner still in his prime who isn't due for free agency until after 2015.

Dayn Perry, cbssports.com

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