Rays executive VP Andrew Friedman joined the Ron and Ian Show on Thursday and made it sound like the team did its best to make a trade.

However nothing came to be.

"We had a very finte list of guys that we were kind of going after and targeting, and felt liek they would make us better, and potentially much better" he told Ron and Ian.

"We were aggressive in going through it... didn't line up," Friedman said, specifying that it was an offensive player the team had been targeting.

Friedman was very pleased the Rays did acquire reliever Jessie Crain two days before the deadline. He also talked with Ron and Ian about the team's hot play in general, the Matt Moore injury, and the tremendous defense of Yunel Escobar and James Loney.

Here is the full conversation: