First from Tim Brown of Yahoo! Sports (via Twitter) we learn from the Rays that they don’t think they will acquire Jayson Werth and that they might have been close to trading for David DeJesus at one point…
Rays source: Seriously doubt we get Werth. DeJesus was the better bet until he ran into the wall.
DeJesus just went on the 15-day DL with a sprained thumb.
The trade info is interesting, but what is particularly interesting to us is that Brown got this straight from somebody inside the Rays front office. The Rays have a very small and a very quiet circle in the front office. Almost all trade rumors involvoing the Rays come from source on or near other teams.
But the rumor that caught our attention comes from Tom Krasniqi (via Twitter)…
Just heard this: Rays “kicking the tires” of Royals pitcher Zack Greinke…Would take a large ransom, but the Rays have pieces to do it
Now, the Rays “kick the tires” on a lot of players, so it is not surprising that the Rays would call the Royals and ask about Zack Greinke. But what is surprising is that somebody thought enough of this one to mention it to Krasniqi.
It’ll probably end up being nothing…but man oh man! Then again, Greinke is not a fan of pitching in The Trop.