The MLB trade deadline is rapidly approaching and it appears that one name who will continue to garner plenty of attention is former Cy Young award winning pitcher David Price. As much as the Tampa Bay Rays would like to keep him, such a resolution to their saga with him seems to be unlikely.
One team that could be interested in Price are the Los Angles Dodgers, who already have an outstanding pitching rotation but know better than anyone that you can never have too much.
According to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports, the Dodgers may move to acquire David Price from the Rays not to just bolster their already stellar rotation, but for political reasons as well. Rosenthal points out that the blackout dispute with Time Warner could be resolved or at least shoved in the direction of resolution if the Dodgers acquire a workhorse Cy Young winning talent like Price.
It’s an interesting way of looking at a possible trade as it no doubt harkens back to the old adage that sports is a business first and everything else comes after that.
Trading for a pitcher with working out a television deal as an ulterior motive is no doubt showing off the business side of baseball but it makes a lot of sense which means there’s another reason to put the Dodgers in the lead to possibly land Price before the deadline passes.