3. Tayron Guerrero
The Rays are a team that probably relies on their bullpen more than any other team. The Los Angeles Angels are the only team that’s had more bullpen innings than the Rays this season, and their bullpen has played two more games.
The Miami Marlins are going to be a team that’s looking to move its major league players for younger assets. One of those players that almost definitely will be on the move is Tayron Guerrero. He’s a 28 year old who’s toiled in the minor leagues for most of his career. Until this year.
This year he’s worked his way to the setup role with the Marlins. It’s pretty impressive, but when looking at his peripherals one could see why it took a long time to get here. This season, he has a 3.52 ERA over 25 appearances. Last season, batters were hitting .275 against him. This season, that’s plummeted all the way to .200.
He’s pitching very well this season, and the Rays need as many bullpen arms as possible. Especially with their tendency to use an opener, it could burn out some arms currently in their bullpen. They need some fresh arms, and one of those could be Guerrero.
Kevin Cash may not trust him to be the team’s setup man like the Marlins trust him, but he would definitely help their bullpen depth come playoff time. The Rays don’t know how their strategy will work in the postseason, so it’s important to have as many options as possible.