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08:19 AM ET 11.09 | Might this be the offseason that Tampa Bay finally strikes a big deal? After much talk the past few years, the [Rays] finally appear ready to trade a starting pitcher. In fact, they could even trade two, considering that they've got eight to choose from. So, is there a scenario in which the Rays could move both left-hander David Price and righty James Shields? Of course, if the respective prices are right. The Rays, though, are more likely to deal just one starter. And industry sources are skeptical that they will trade Price or Shields, given the weakened state of the AL East. ... They could trade righty Jeremy Hellickson or even lefty Matt Moore for a big bat, and be a serious contender again next season.

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November 9, 2012  08:41 AM ET

Not really sure if there???s a big enough bat available that would justify giving up Hellickson, Price or even Moore.

November 9, 2012  09:18 AM ET

Again sports writer to much idol time on your hand if you think for one minute that the Rays would trade their franchise pitcher Price for any bat out there. On second thoughts call Theo, if he would trade away his ss, there is a chance he might give you any multiple players for Price.

November 9, 2012  10:56 AM ET

Sign Nick Swisser!!!

November 9, 2012  11:15 AM ET

Considering the Rays limited budget, I don't see how it's possible to upgrade the offense without moving at least one starter in a trade.

November 9, 2012  11:16 AM ET
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Again sports writer to much idol time on your hand if you think for one minute that the Rays would trade their franchise pitcher Price for any bat out there. On second thoughts call Theo, if he would trade away his ss, there is a chance he might give you any multiple players for Price.

Price isn't going anywhere. Shields on the other hand, will probably be dealt. Rumor has it they've offered up Hellickson but no idea what they are asking for him.

November 9, 2012  11:19 AM ET
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Price isn't going anywhere. Shields on the other hand, will probably be dealt. Rumor has it they've offered up Hellickson but no idea what they are asking for him.

A fungo bat and a bag of balls.

November 9, 2012  11:44 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Not really sure if there???s a big enough bat available that would justify giving up Hellickson, Price or even Moore.

this media thing,,its trying to split every piece in rays rotation,,, but then again if the rays get good return? that's where the answer its holding on,,,

November 9, 2012  11:45 AM ET
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Considering the Rays limited budget, I don't see how it's possible to upgrade the offense without moving at least one starter in a trade.

shields and chris archie for trumbo straight like that and it make sense!!!

November 9, 2012  11:47 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Sign Nick Swisser!!!

rays want good players and low salary, trumbo can only cost them 400k ,,,,,

November 9, 2012  12:22 PM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Price isn't going anywhere. Shields on the other hand, will probably be dealt. Rumor has it they've offered up Hellickson but no idea what they are asking for him.

Isn't Price now Arb Eligible? Will the Rays still be able to afford him? He might be the best guy to trade, when you see that he will bring the most in return.

November 9, 2012  01:07 PM ET

Trade one starter now--it looks like Shields is the one they are shopping, and explore the value of some other starters, with an eye towards the trading deadline. At least, that is what it looks like they are thinking.

November 9, 2012  07:04 PM ET

the angels should trade trumbo, pete bourjos for chris archie/alex torres/ and wilking rodriguez,,both teams would help each other and get benefit from this trade as well,,,

November 9, 2012  07:10 PM ET

conger wont get any playing time in the majors with the halos team, i mean not any time soon, this should open a door for the young catcher to be part of the players to be offered to the rays for a few starters,,conger/pete bourjos/mark trumbo/ for chris archer/alex torres/ and wilking rodriguez,,, angels could reload their devastated farm system IF they are able to pull this type of a trades!!!

November 9, 2012  07:14 PM ET
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angels could reload their devastated farm system IF they are able to pull this type of a trades!!!

angels had have done the wrong trades at all the times, they had gave more players for one player in many of this deals, the halos DO need to work a trade by trying to get young at their farm system at the same time been able to develope those players in short time at their minors,,,

 
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