How did Thursday's non-waiver trade deadline deals play in the local media for the two American League East teams in everything-must-go mode: the Boston Red Sox and Tampa Bay Rays?
Chris Archer was the latest to say it, but the Tampa Bay Rays pitchers sound pretty much in agreement: They don't like David Ortiz's act.
The Tampa Bay Rays, largely assumed to be kaput after staggering through most of the first half of the season, have played themselves back into contention.
What's shakin' around the American League East at the All-Star break:
The Tampa Bay Rays still sit in last place in the American League East, 12 games under .500, yet they are suddenly playing better. The Rays have won four in a row.