By RantSports Staff on June 25, 2014
David Price has come up in MLB trade rumors in the past. Until now, the rumors weren't very serious in nature. But since the Tampa Bay Rays are dead last in the AL East and Price's contract is up after next season, trade rumors regarding the former Cy Young winner have really picked up steam.
We take a look at five realistic landing spots for the Rays' ace if he's dealt this season.
The Yankees are always a realistic landing spot for star pitchers being dealt at the deadline. They're willing to spend, and usually have a few top-notch prospects to offer in return. However, you have to wonder if the Rays would deal Price within their own division. Right now the Yankees seem like long shots in the potential Price sweepstakes.
The Cardinals' 2014 season hasn't exactly gone as planned. They're currently battling for control of the NL Central with the Brewers, and a move to acquire Price could be just the ticket to put them over the top. But unless St. Louis really starts to slide, it's hard to see its breaking character and giving up valuable prospects for Price.
Here we have another AL East team rumored to be in the mix for Price's services. That in itself could be a deal-breaker. But as we've seen over the last couple years, the Blue Jays are willing to do what it takes to acquire big-name players. Plus, you'd think that the Rays would rather send Price to Toronto than New York.
The Indians have failed to get any real momentum going thus far in 2014. They're currently three games under .500 and six games back of the Tigers in the AL Central. But if they get hot as the trade deadline approaches, you have to consider Cleveland as a realistic landing spot for the current Rays ace, as the Indians' staff hasn't exactly been lights out this season.
Will the rich get richer? That could be the case if the Giants decide that they're serious about acquiring Price. San Francisco appears to be headed to the postseason one way or another this year, but the Dodgers are currently getting things together behind the Giants in the division. Price could prove to be the difference between an NL West title or a Wild Card berth in the 2014 postseason.
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