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Bonus Episode: Why A Team Trades Austin Meadows

It was a shock to the Rays fanbase Monday evening when they learned that outfielder Austin Meadows was being traded to the Detroit Tigers.  Steve Carney gives you the three most plausible reasons why a ballclub would want to make a deal that would send their team RBI leader to a different club.  Plus, hear from both manager Kevin Cash and president of baseball operations Erik Neander on how they feel the team will be able to cope with Austin’s bat in the lineup and why they are very high on their new infielder Isaac Paredes.

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Steve Carney is the founder and publisher of St. Pete Nine. One of the people most associated with baseball coverage in Tampa Bay, he spent 13 seasons covering the Rays for flagship radio station WDAE, first as producer of Rays Radio broadcasts, then as beat reporter beginning in 2011. He likes new analytics and aged bourbon, and is the owner of one of the ugliest knuckleballs ever witnessed by baseball scouts.

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