Los Angeles Dodgers Rumors: David Price Should Be Pursued This Summer
The Los Angeles Dodgers are willing to trade any outfielder not named Yasiel Puig. With an already stacked rotation, the Dodgers should consider trading Matt Kemp or Andre Ethier to further support its rotation. The only way the Dodgers should trade the two aforementioned players is if they get David Price from the Tampa Bay Rays in return.
The Rays are not going to trade Price within the division and as the San Francisco Giants remain in control of the National League West division, you can bet your bottom dollar it will look to not only go after someone like Price but potentially someone even bigger. It would then make the Dodgers have to make some kind of move to block the Giants from making a move or outdoing them. Putting Price in a division where he would be in contention for the playoffs is the only way to make him happy as well.
Tampa Bay is 12 games back from first place in the American League East, which does not necessarily put them out so early in the season, but with an expiring contract in Price, you can almost guarantee he will get traded. Owed $14 million this season, Price is just 5-6 this year with a 3.93 ERA with 121 strikeouts and has an incredible 12.10 K/BB ratio. He has been efficient, but the Rays cannot seem to buy a win.
Adding him to a rotation with Clayton Kershaw, Zack Greinke and Hyun-Jin Ryu could mean a World Series bid for Los Angeles this year.