Detroit Tigers: Market for David Price becoming clear


David Price will not be a member of the Detroit Tigers for much longer…or at least that’s what everybody on the face of the planet has been lead to believe over the past week.

Price, 29, is the hottest commodity on the market this MLB Trade Deadline. After Detroit GM David Dombrowski made it clear that Price was available, it has been speculated left and right where the former Cy Young Award winner could go.

But after what seems like eternity, specific teams are beginning to be mixed into the David Price trade rumors. In fact, the trade market for Price, once a vast wasteland of confusion, is now a clear puddle of possibilities.

Jon Heyman of CBS Sports tweeted out Wednesday night that there are four teams in particular that are keeping close tabs on Price:

It is no surprise that the Los Angeles Dodgers and the New York Yankees are involved in these trade talks. A box of half eaten popcorn could be on the market and the Dodgers would be in pursuit of it.

Though the Yankees would be intimidating with Price, the Dodgers in particular would be scary with him in their rotation. LA could essentially look at the rest of baseball and say “checkmate” with a 1-2-3 punch of Clayton Kershaw, Zack Greinke, and David Price.

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The Toronto Blue Jays are also interesting as for eternity they have never been serious about winning. Even when they are in a position to win they decide “nah, we don’t feel like it.” This season has been a different story. After making the trade for superstar Troy Tulowitzki, Toronto let everybody know how serious they are about success. Acquiring Price would be a terrific compliment to their potent offense.

As for the San Francisco Giants, it’s evident at this point that they could wheel out a bowling ball and a few lawn darts onto the diamond and still win the World Series.

To spice things up a bit, Jon Morosi of Fox Sports tweeted out saying the Houston Astros were also involved in Price:

Houston has been the pleasant surprise of the season, and have already shown they want to win by acquiring Scott Kazmir from the Oakland Athletics. Nabbing Price would shoot them into the hemispheres of baseball lore and nudge them towards the victory H-Town so badly craves.

No matter who gets their hands on him, the team that lands David Price will be as happy as can be. There’s five teams mentioned thus far, but there can only be one winner. It’ll be incredibly interesting to see how this all pans out.

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