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The Tampa Bay Rays have traded Willy Adames to the Milwaukee Brewers, which means it will be Wander Franco time in St. Petersburg.
Adames is heading to the Brew Crew for a pair of right-handers in Drew Rasmussen and J.P. Feyereisen. This move may not seem like a big deal, but it is a huge deal for the Rays. By doing so, this, in theory, has freed up a roster spot for Tampa Bay’s top prospect Wander Franco. According to MLB.com, Franco is the top prospect in all of baseball. Soon it will be Franco’s time to shine in.
Rays fans should be excited about seeing Franco in Tampa Bay uniform sooner rather than later.
Tampa Bay Rays trading away Willy Adames means it is Wander Franco time
By potentially bringing Franco into the fold sooner rather than later, this may catapult the Rays to another AL pennant for all we know. However, ESPN’s Jeff Passan urged caution to Rays fans ready to see Franco in the lineup on Saturday. His time will be coming, just maybe not right now for the Rays.
Not long after the trade with the Brewers was announced, Adam Berry of MLB.com reported it will be Taylor Walls who will be getting called up in Saturday, and not Franco. For a minute there, Rays fans believe Franco was about to be heading to the big leagues. Instead, it will be Walls at shortstop for them this weekend. Good for him, I suppose.
While Franco is not heading to the Rays just yet, you better believe he will be on his way soon.