Trades are a big deal for the Rays. Having a majors-high 15 players among their 25-man opening day roster acquired that way illustrates what seems obvious: Their chance for success depends on making good deals.
Some have been big deals, seven- and eight-player packages to maximize the return for starting pitchers such as the one built around Wil Myers and James Shields, and some have seemed small at the time but with large payoffs.
So, what are Andrew Friedman’s six best deals? Find out here.
Source: Mark Topkin (Tampa Bay Times)