BREAKING: Rays DFA 30-HR hitting C.J. Cron among moves to open roster space for prospects— Marc Topkin (@TBTimes_Rays) November 21, 2018
The 28-year-old designated hitter finished 2018 with a .253 batting average, the aforementioned 30 dingers, and 74 RBIs.
We will be waiting in anticipation for the Rays official team statement on the move and how they justify letting go of C.J.
We certainly understand their desire for a youth movement but surely there were other options. This is the same team that got rid of Corey Dickerson last year.
The Rays launched CJ Cron's angle right the hell out of Tampa.— Chuck Johnson (@ChuckJohnson56) November 21, 2018
And we presume that there will certainly be suitors lining up for Cron's services in 2019.
Any big-leaguer who can pop 30 homers is worthy of a DH spot on an American League team looking to contend next season.