Aguilar to the Rays, Creates Only Questions by Jeff Zimmerman July 31, 2019 The Rays and Brewers have swapped players with the Rays getting first baseman Jesus Aguilar and the Brewers adding reliever Jake Faria. Here’s my take on who gains the most value from now to end-of-season in redraft leagues. Travis Shaw/Eric Thames: Not sure what is going on here. The Brewers are left with two left-handed bats for the first base job. I think both become two-thirds time plays with both splitting time at first and Thames playing in the outfield especially with Ryan Braun needing rest Lorenzo Cain getting banged up. Shaw could play around the infield once a week as he did before his demotion. Jake Faria: Who cares? He was a decent middle reliever for Tampa and will be a decent middle reliever for the Brewers. The Brewers may try him in the rotation (career 4.27 ERA, 4.63 FIP starting) so he may become deep streamer in the future. Any hitter on the Rays including Aguilar: No freaking idea. None. Zip. Zero. Every week before I analyze the Rays lineup, I feel I need shot or two of shine to get my courage up to untangle the mess. It’s even more of a mess right with the addition of Eric Sogard and Aguilar. Since it’s impossible to figure out what happened looking backward, I’m going to take the weak and cowardly approach and not even try looking ahead. For now, the only Rays players who need to be started in mixed leagues are Tommy Pham (when healthy), Austin Meadows, Travis d’Arnaud, and Willy Adames (barely). Sadly, the rest are just gambles.