ARLINGTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 30: Johnny Damon #22 of the Tampa Bay Rays races to first base against the Texas Rangers during Game One of the American League Division Series at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington on September 30, 2011 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
Let's check in with the Tampa Bay Rays, where the latest has the team looking at Luke Scott and Seth Smith, where Beyond the Box Score looks at the system prospects, and where Boras clients could see a reunion in Tampa:
Rays Looking at Luke Scott, Seth Smith - Tampa Bay Times
"Among other players the Rays have talked about are former Orioles DH/OF Luke Scott and Rockies OF Seth Smith. Executive VP Andrew Friedman said Saturday the Rays continued to look at trade and free agent options. Boras said that the high number of trades this off-season has led to a slowdown in the free agent market."
The Rays Tank: The Band Getting Back Together? - DRaysBay
Now that Ryan Madson is off the market, is Scott Boras finally ready to kickstart this free agent market up?
Tampa Bay Rays Top 12 Prospect Rankings - Beyond the Box Score
"With an assortment of high impact prospects the Rays easily contend for the best system in baseball. The Rays org is embedded with all sorts of talent and quite frankly, it seems to improve each year. That said, the impact level of the prospects might not be as high as the quantity of "decent" prospects."
A Graphic Look at Replacing Runs in FA: Tampa Bay Rays - Beyond the Box Score
How might the Rays replace runs lost due to Casey Kotchman, Johnny Damon, and their Shoppach/Jaso catching tandem leaving due to FA?
Scott Boras On Carlos Pena, Johnny Damon - MLB Daily Dish
Super agent Scott Boras represents several of the most expensive players on the market right now, such as Prince Fielder, Ryan Madson and Edwin Jackson. But Boras also represents some cheaper options available as well, like Carlos Pena and Johnny Damon, that are looking for one-and-done contracts. Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times spoke with the super agent about the two former Rays, let's take a look at what he had to say...