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Rays looking at 'under-the-radar' types

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08:25 AM ET 12.13 | Despite their offseason comings and goings, mostly the latter, Evan Longoria remains confident the Rays can still be competitive. "I wouldn't call it starting over because we still have a lot of the puzzle pieces," he said. The Rays are likely to wait for reduced prices on the free-agent leftovers, so while they are being connected to Hideki Matsui, Jason Giambi, Manny Ramirez and other recognizable names, don't necessarily expect any quick action, perhaps not much until into January. Of more importance, they are seeking out lesser names that have a chance to help more in future seasons, potentially in a major way. "Under-the-radar type guys that we feel fit us well and have a lot of upside," Andrew Friedman said.

St. Petersburg Times

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December 13, 2010  08:52 AM ET

they will continue to field a competetive team, which will continue to have no effect on selling seats...until the Red Sox come to town...

December 13, 2010  09:08 AM ET

Sorry Rays, but you'll have to battle the deep pockets of the Mets for the discarded garbage of the league!

December 13, 2010  10:39 AM ET

translation: we're too cheap/too poor to go after anyone that has ever actually done anything in this league.

December 13, 2010  10:51 AM ET

They can sign Punto he would be good fit there and then we don't have him as a Twin

December 13, 2010  11:09 AM ET

Good for them. They do a very good job with less.

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December 13, 2010  12:09 PM ET
QUOTE(#12):

Yankees.

Since when are the Red Sox a draw in Florida? Everyone knows Florida is filled up with retired NYers.

December 13, 2010  03:17 PM ET

the rays have to search on their own minor farm system!

December 13, 2010  10:39 PM ET

There's no upside to those players who were mentioned.

 
December 14, 2010  02:39 PM ET

The Rays are toast!

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