Detroit Tigers have abundance of trade bait at deadline

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David Price

Apr 27, 2015; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Detroit Tigers starting pitcher David Price (14) delivers a pitch in the first inning against the Minnesota Twins at Target Field. Mandatory Credit: Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

Let this be clear: David Price is one of the most talented pitchers in all of baseball. And that is the exact reason why Detroit has to squeeze every last ounce of talent out of potential suitors in exchange for him.

Price, 29, is in the midst of another great season. Being a free agent come season’s end, he is lining himself up for a huge payday. But the Tigers are not going to be the team that signs the check. The only reason a team would sign a pitcher such as Price is if a championship is within reach. Detroit missed their window for a World Series title and signing Price would invest so much money in one player it would be idiotic.

General Managers would be lining up outside Comerica Park just for a chance to land the former Cy Young Award winner. Trade the man and get a nice return for him rather let him walk and receive nothing.