The Tampa Bay Rays are one of the smartest organizations in the game of baseball. For instance, this team’s track record includes a trade for 2013 AL Rookie of the Year Wil Myers and you would be hard pressed to find a Rays’ gaff of recent years. With that being said, why in the world would Tampa Bay trade ace David Price to the Los Angeles Dodgers?
Not only do the Dodgers have one of the worst minor league systems, this organization also has nearly $100 million in its pitching staff already. Therefore, the reports of Dodgers general manager Ned Colletti going after Price is simply a pipe dream. In order to come up with an even halfway decent offer for Price the Dodgers would likely have to surrender a surplus of prospects, which would leave Colletti’s farm system more depleted then ever. And for what?
Los Angeles already has Clayton Kershaw on its roster and selling half the team for two years of Price makes little to no sense. Moreover, the thought of Price heading to the Dodgers is just foolish at this point. Besides, if the Rays are truly hellbent on trading Price then a team like the Seattle Mariners could offer a far better package then the Dodgers.
#mariners are looking for big-time OF (cruz, choo, kemp/ethier) but david price seems to be their top priority
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) December 8, 2013