Rays Interested In Chad Qualls

The Rays are interested in Diamondbacks reliever Chad Qualls, tweets Jon Paul Morosi, but there's an "if."  The Rays would like Qualls to show at least a little consistency first.

Qualls has a brutal 8.49 ERA in 35 innings this year, though his strikeout and groundball rates are strong.  The 32-year-old righty has managed to allow 59 hits in 35 innings, which can't all be attributed to bad luck.  Qualls' stock is low enough that interim GM Jerry Dipoto would do well just to free up some of the $1.59MM left on his contract.

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9 Comments on "Rays Interested In Chad Qualls"

5 years 1 month ago

even worse, his winning percentage is only .200

5 years 1 month ago

Do you think we can get a pack of Juicy Fruit for him?

5 years 1 month ago

that’s a little bit much… maybe splitting a pack would do it

5 years 1 month ago

Alright, now Dayton Moore please jump in and see what TB would offer for Soria.

5 years 1 month ago

Well, considering he’s given up 12 hits in his last 5 appearances(5+ innings), I think it’s safe to say it won’t be this week. Rays need a LOOGY or a righty who can get lefties out. Qualls is neither this year.

5 years 1 month ago

Maybe the Rays see something they can fix. Qualls had been a decent reliever until this year, so they probably figure he can be again. Sometimes it’s like rolling a snowball down the hill-you start off slow, then everything spins out of control, and nothing you try can get you back to where you were, pressure mounts, confidence is shattered. Pitchers can’t compete when their confidence on the mound is gone. That’s probably where Qualls is about now.

Qualls would be worth a gamble, but don’t give too much up for him.

5 years 1 month ago

Chad Qualls?! Have they seen him?

5 years 1 month ago

I would trade Qualls for a backup bullpen catcher and a jock strap. He is one piece to the disaster that is the D’Backs bullpen. I miss the days when it went Cruz, Lyon, Valverde in the 7th, 8th, and 9th. That bullpen closed doors, this one blows 5 run leads. Good bullpens don’t come cheap, my beloved franchise needs to learn that ASAP.

5 years 1 month ago

Except his peripherals and xFIP are very good, so it probably would in any park outside Chase Field…