MLB Rumors: David Price won’t sign long-term deal if traded to Seattle Mariners

Oct 5, 2013; Boston, MA, USA; Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher David Price (14) pitches during the first inning in game two of the American League divisional series playoff baseball game against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

The Seattle Mariners went all-in to get Robinson Cano to sign with them, throwing well over $200 million at him over the next decade. But the team still needs someone to compliment ace Felix Hernandez and Seattle will likely have to go all-in and all out to land a big name pitcher, which is something they’ve been trying to do.

In addition to coveting Cano, whom they’ve already signed, Seattle is looking to acquire Tampa Bay Rays ace David Price. The Rays’ ace still has two years left on his contract but today we learned that those two years would likely be the only two years he spends in Seattle if he’s traded there this winter.

This further complicates and already complicating situation for Seattle when it comes to acquiring Price’s services for their rotation. HardballTalk pointed out though that Price’s two years in Seattle might line up with Cano’s best two years with the team and Price not signing long term right away isn’t something Seattle should allow to scare them.

It’s a fluid situation but one that took an interesting twist thanks to Price and his agent today.

Topics: David Price, Seattle Mariners, Tampa Bay Rays

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  • Jesse Oglesby

    just sign Tim Lincicum after Prices deal is over…..

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