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Rays trade Evan Longoria to Giants

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Longoria had been mentioned in some Mets trade rumors.

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Earlier today, the San Francisco Giants acquired Evan Longoria from the Tampa Bay Rays in exchange for Denard Span, Christian Arroyo, Matt Krook, and Stephen Woods. Just yesterday, there were rumors connecting the New York Mets to Longoria.

Arroyo is one of the top third base prospects in baseball. He is ranked at number 57 out of the top 100 prospects according to MLB.com. Even though Arroyo was hurt for a while last season due to an injured wrist and broken left hand, he had a decent display at Triple-A with the Sacramento River Cats.

Longoria is set to earn $87 million over the next five seasons and just came off one of his worst seasons. His OBP was the worst of his career, and his power had dramatically deflated. After he had a career high in home runs in 2016 with 36, he drove the ball out of the park only 20 times in 2017.

The Giants are hoping that a change of scenery will benefit Longoria. In 2017, however, AT&T Park had the fewest amount of home runs in Major League Baseball with an average of 0.615 per game. At Tropicana, hitters were more likely to slug out some homers, as the average per game was 0.888.