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MLB Trade Rumors: Updated Top 5 Landing Spots For David Price

Updated Top 5 Landing Spots For David Price

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The David Price sweepstakes are heating up, and there are a number of potential suitors to land the Rays' ace. Tampa would love to acquire two or three top prospects to add to their farm system, but it will be hard to get a deal done before the deadline. If David Price is moved, these are the teams he could end up on.

5. New York Yankees

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5. New York Yankees

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The Yankees are in desperate need of a starter, and the team is no stranger to spending a ton of cash in the offseason and at the trade deadline. Even still, it seems unlikely that the Rays would trade Price within the division. And even if they did, New York probably doesn't have the quality prospects necessary to pry Price away from Tampa. If they managed to do so, however unlikely it is, it would be a huge boost to playoff hopes in the Bronx.

4. Seattle Mariners

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4. Seattle Mariners

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Seattle makes sense as a potential desination for Price, as the team is still in the playoff hunt and could use another quality starting pitcher. A potential 1-2-3 punch of Felix Hernandez, David Price and Hisashi Iwakuma would give Seattle one of the best rotations in the American League, and would be a huge help come playoff time. The Mariners' September schedule looks tough, and the team might need Price to make it to October.

3. San Francisco Giants

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3. San Francisco Giants

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Acquiring Price would be just what the Giants need to become serious contenders again, and the San Francisco front office is doing everything it can to bring the ace to the Bay Area. It's unlikely that Price will even be traded, but if he is, San Francisco would be a location that makes a lot of sense. If the Giants were willing to commit, however, it would cause the Giants' future success to be in serious question.

2. Los Angeles Dodgers

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2. Los Angeles Dodgers

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The Rays would love to trade Price to Los Angeles, as the Dodgers have some of the best young talent in the game. It probably wouldn't be the smartest move for Los Angeles to make, but it has to be tempting to think of a 1-2-3 punch of Clayton Kershaw, Zack Greinke and David Price in the playoffs. The Dodgers would be World Series contenders with Price, but trading for him might be too high a price to pay.

1. St. Louis Cardinals

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1. St. Louis Cardinals

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The Cardinals are the current favorites to land David Price according to multiple sources, as St. Louis is one of the few teams in baseball that has the kind of depth in its minor-league system to acquire Price. It's always a risky move to trade away young talent, but a 1-2 combination of Adam Wainwright and David Price might be too good for the Cards to pass up. If David Price is moved before the deadline, St. Louis is the likely destination.

Jacob Dennis is a writer at RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter, “Like” him on Facebook, and add him to your network on Google.