Tampa Bay Rays second-half preview: Price, Zobrist dominate trade rumors
Sports Illustrated's Tom Verducci previews the second half of the MLB season for the Tampa Bay Rays.
Tampa Bay Rays
Standing: 4th in AL East
Batting Average: James Loney, .275
Home Runs: Evan Longoria, 11
ERA: David Price, 3.23
When Matt Moore tore his ulnar collateral ligament in just his second start of the season, requiring Tommy John surgery, it foreshadowed darker days ahead for the Rays. Luckily, there have been no more serious injuries to this point, but this season has fallen far short of expectations for Joe Maddon's club.
Sitting 9.5 games out of first in the AL East, the organization has to decide whether or not to trade its ace, David Price. The 2012 Cy Young award winner is 9-7 this season.