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Re: 2012/13 Offseason Discussion Thread
« Reply #250: October 16, 2012, 01:24:01 PM »
I could see a package of Morse and Espinosa as the start of something attractive to the Rays.  I still think it might take more to pry Shields, but with the obligation to Morse being only one more year, he could easily slide into 1st or DH.  Espinosa at MLB  minimum  is a cheaper option than bringing back Ryan Roberts at $2.5MM, and they could move Zobrist back to 2d.  If they do not keep Upton, then Zobrist can move to the OF with Joyce and Jennings.  The total commitment to Morse and Espinosa would be less than Shields's contract, and the money from Shields could be redirected to signing Price.  They would still want an arm, I think, from the minors, or perhaps Stammen.