The Tampa Bay Rays played The Texas Rangers on October 4, 2011. The Rays ended their AL wild-card streak, losing 4-3.
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Speaking from the Winter Meetings in Nashville Monday, Rays manager Joe Maddon was unable to address James Loney as an official member of the team yet.
But aside from his "unofficial" commentary about Loney, there was some even more telling strands of conversation from Maddon.
He told reporters he's "come to grips" that a trade involving one of the Rays' top starting pitchers "may happen" this week.
Tampa Bay, known for its stockpile of starters and wanting to hang on to them, has been linked to several teams including Texas and Washington.
Click HERE for the full Tampa Bay Times report that also has his thoughts on Loney.