The Tampa Bay Rays have a history of taking on reclamation projects in their starting rotation. More often than not, they find success with those arms.
Wade Miley could be that option this offseason. He had pitched well in 2021, the third out of four years where he was a solid middle to back of the rotation arm. While he was not an All Star, he was a solid piece to round out a pitching staff.
Then 2022 came. Miley made just nine appearances as injuries derailed his season. He still performed well when he was on the mound, posting a 3.16 ERA and a 1.216 WHiP. Thhos numbers would normally be acceptable, but he threw just 37 innings last season.
As Miley will be 36 years old next season and battled through those injuries, he may not have a large market in free agency. That is perfect for the Rays, who could potentially bring him in on a bargain deal. Since they will be looking for pieces to fill out the rotation as Corey Kluber is likely to sign elsewhere, Miley could be the answer.
The Tampa Bay Rays have a knack for finding pitching bargains in free agency. Wade Miley could be the next in line.