Out of sheer desperation for some power, the Tampa Bay Rays released first baseman, James Loney, and replaced him with former Marlins prospect, Logan Morrison. This move by Tampa makes very little sense, as in 3 years with the Rays he hit .291 with 26 homers and 176 RBI.
If there is one thing that everybody should know about Loney, it's that he can really hit the baseball. He isn't going to hit 25 homers (career high is 15), but he will get you .290+ and drive in some runs. So the fact that the Rays released a career .285 hitter and replaced him with a guy who has never hit above .265 in a full season is just mind-boggling.
I wouldn't be surprised if Loney is picked up soon, just a matter of where.
My number one team would be the Chicago White Sox. We all know that the White Sox just went through hell following the Adam LaRoche retirement, leaving Avisail Garcia at the DH. Garcia just finally played his first full season and hit .257 with 13 homers and 57 RBI in 148 games. Those stats are decent for a first full year, but that is nowhere near a DH's stats. Your DH should hit roughly .270 with 25 homers and 90+ RBI, and I don't think Garcia is that type of player.
Looking at the defense between James Loney and Jose Abreu, Loney is superior. Abreu isn't bad, but when you face the Kansas City Royals 19 times a year, you need every out possible, and Loney can really hold down first base. If the White Sox are smart and sign Loney, they should move Abreu to the DH spot, as he is the best offensive player on the team, and you could follow up Abreu with Loney. Loney can certainly protect a heavy-hitter like Abreu.
Chicago White Sox Projected Lineup w/ James Loney: