[Update] Here is the non-Twitter story. No names have been exchanged, but Cleveland likes the Rays minor league system (who doesn’t?).

[2:30pm] According to Jon Heyman of Sports Illustrated, the Rays are also talking to the Indians about catcher Victor Martinez.

rival tampa bay #rays join red sox in pursuit of star catcher victor martinez, sources say

Just when  we thought it was going to be a quiet trade deadline for the Rays. This seems like too much chatter for nothing to happen.

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  1. Charles says:

    Just when you think you're out, they pull you back in.

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  2. Austin says:

    Could you imagine getting both Martinez and Lee? I read that there may be a third team involved to get the Indians the type of pitching they're looking for to get this deal done.

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  3. cg says:

    I like.

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  4. Brixology says:

    No one has a problem with Martinez after that crap went down earlier in the year? I would have a hard time warming up to him. I don't care how well he plays.

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    • Sam A says:

      V-Mart may seem less attractive once the Rays are done playing the ChiSox and their catcher.

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  5. leningan says:

    was about to say the exat same thing... i hate the guy. not as much as Pierznewski, but close. Yeah, he's great and all but I think V-Mart screams "total douche"

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  6. Justin H says:

    it'd be great to have v-mart, but even better to have him and Lee, what do you think it would cost to get both? I know a lot, but what exactly

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  7. cg says:

    In light of the past few weeks, I'm feeling like the rays should sell.

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  8. Pudieron says:

    Reminds me of when the Bucs got Jerramy Stevens. Every time he did something good, it was a bittersweet feeling for me. Wanted to hate him, but couldn't completely do it.

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  9. Don says:

    Hate him... love him..your not going to marry him!!!
    We need a catcher who can play!!!

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