The MLB Trade Deadline is nearing which means much like we saw with Jon Lester and John Lackey — two of the most talked about trade chips on the market — we will ultimately see resolution in the David Price trade talks one way or the other.
One phenomenon that is occurring in wake of the Lester deal to the A’s is that teams are now shifting immediate focus to the Tampa Bay Rays and Price’s availability. It was said that the Rays were going to wait until the final 24 hours of the deadline to make a deal or consider offers and it appears that they were right on track with that plan.
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) July 31, 2014
Pittsburgh is one of those teams who are likely seeing Price as a consolation prize to Jon Lester, as the team was in on talks with the Red Sox before the ace was ultimately dealt to the Oakland A’s.
There’s no saying just how serious the Pirates are about acquiring Price from the Rays but they are no doubt in conversations to do so. The only question is are the Bucs getting in on the talks too late in the process to be serious players?
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