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Chicago Cubs Rumors: 5 Potential Trade Scenarios for David Price

5 Potential Trade Scenarios for the Cubs to Land David Price

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David Price is one of the best lefties in baseball and is one of the best pitchers overall for that matter. He just signed a one-year, $ 14 million deal with the Rays, but it seems like he's on his way out. Always sellers at the deadline, the Cubs would be wise to be buyers of Price at this year's deadline. He's the top-of-the-rotation pitcher they need and he would be in his prime when they were contending. Here are five ways it could happen.

5. David Price For Javier Baez, Dan Vogelbach, Mid-level pitching prospect

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5. David Price For Javier Baez, Dan Vogelbach, Mid-level pitching prospect

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Cubs Get: LHP David Price

Rays Get: SS Javier Baez
1B Dan Vogelbach
Mid-level pitching prospect

With a shutdown pitcher like David Price comes a hefty price tag. In the Rays' perfect scenario, they would land Baez, who is one of baseball's top power hitting prospects, as well as Vogelbach, who doesn't seem to have a future with the Cubs since he plays Anthony Rizzo's position.

4. David Price For Jeff Samardzija, Dan Vogelbach and Kyle Hendricks

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4. David Price For Jeff Samardzija, Dan Vogelbach and Kyle Hendricks

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Cubs Get: LHP David Price

Rays Get: RHP Jeff Samardzija
1B Dan Vogelbach
RHP Kyle Hendricks

The teams may decide to knock out two birds with one stone here by swapping seemingly unhappy aces. Vogelbach still seems likely to be included in a trade, and the Rays would likely need a top pitching prospect as well, which Hendricks is.

3. David Price For Dan Vogelbach, C.J. Edwards

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3. David Price For Dan Vogelbach, C.J. Edwards

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Cubs Get: LHP David Price

Rays Get: 1B Dan Vogelbach
RHP C.J. Edwards

This would be the Cubs getting off very cheaply in a deal. Vogelbach seems destined for the American League eventually, and Edwards is a top pitching prospect who needs to put on size. The Cubs would be more than happy to pull off a deal like this.

2. David Price For Dan Vogelbach, Darwin Barney and Pierce Johnson

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2. David Price For Dan Vogelbach, Darwin Barney and Pierce Johnson

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Cubs Get: LHP David Price

Rays Get: 1B Dan Vogelbach
2B Darwin Barney
RHP Pierce Johnson

Once again, Vogelbach seems destined to be included in a deal like this, and Barney could be added as a potential utility player for the Rays. Johnson is one of the Cubs' best pitching prospects and could seal this deal.

1. David Price For Dan Vogelbach, Kyle Hendricks and C.J. Edwards

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1. David Price For Dan Vogelbach, Kyle Hendricks and C.J. Edwards

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Cubs Get: LHP David Price

Rays Get: 1B Dan Vogelbach
RHP Kyle Hendricks
RHP C.J. Edwards

This is a potential trade scenario that could happen if the Rays decide they want a lot of pitching in return. Hendricks and Edwards would provide that and then some, and Vogelbach would cover the offensive side of the deal.