Tampa Bay Rays: Three Underrated Trade Deadline Options

ST PETERSBURG, FLORIDA - MARCH 28: Kevin Cash #16 of the Tampa Bay Rays looks towards game play in the eighth inning against the Houston Astros during Opening Day at Tropicana Field on March 28, 2019 in St Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by Julio Aguilar/Getty Images)
ST PETERSBURG, FLORIDA - MARCH 28: Kevin Cash #16 of the Tampa Bay Rays looks towards game play in the eighth inning against the Houston Astros during Opening Day at Tropicana Field on March 28, 2019 in St Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by Julio Aguilar/Getty Images) /
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The Tampa Bay Rays may not be the future 2019 AL East champs, yet they are likely to claim some form of a postseason spot. They need to ensure that is the case by adding meaningful depth to the roster.

The lasting visage of a Tampa Bay Rays World Series is the flailing swing of Eric Hinske, as he missed one final Brad Lidge curveball. The once seemingly hapless Tampa Bay Devil Rays were consistently lining the bottom of the AL East standings, while they slowly attempted to build toward something.

That something was eventually snuffed out by Lidge, as he fell to his knees as if in praise, he was simply consumed by joy. Such joy was never experienced by the Rays and they are nearing a familiar territory once again,

They have formed a farm system that rivals the best- and deepest- in the league and an MLB roster rife with deep and stellar pitching. There are a number of additions that the Ryas can make for this season’s playoff push, without sacrificing much of anything in way of future prospects.