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08:14 AM ET 11.15 | With the Cy Young in his pocket, David Price officially joins the conversation, currently headlined by Justin Verlander, as among the best pitchers in baseball. [If] either of these guys ever gets to the open market, we could see the biggest contract any pitcher has ever signed. Not just $20 million a year. "A lot more than that," as one National League executive said this week, when the subject was Price's future. ... So this winter, when you've got to believe the Tigers will make every effort to extend Verlander's contract (which currently runs through 2014), you've also got to believe that the Rays at least discuss internally the pros and cons of trading Price (who they control through 2015).

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November 15, 2012  08:31 AM ET

He made $4.3M last season and won the CY. I believe next year is his 1st year being Arb Eligible. Didn't little Timmy get $14M his first year we was Arb Eligible after winning the CY?

He may already be to expensive for the Rays. Of course moving him will bring you back a boat load of players in return.

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November 15, 2012  08:38 AM ET
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OK, the Bosox will give the Rays Lackey AND Aceves for Price.That's TWO pitchers for one! Can't pass up that deal!Wow, they'd have to get some incredible value in exchange for 3 years of Price.

hell I'd even throw in Bard if pressed do do so.

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November 15, 2012  08:43 AM ET
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I'll go even further and offer Timlin, Schilling, and Wakefield as well!!!

Now I think you've gone too far.

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November 15, 2012  08:48 AM ET
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But who's got the boatload Tampa wants, and is in position to make a run that they would be willing to give up a sizeable portion of the farm to do so? I can think of two teams in the same division, but i'm not sure that either party would want to make that deal.

Texas could make a deal. Starting with the young SS Profer.

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November 15, 2012  09:08 AM ET
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Very true. Is there anybody in the NL, though? Looking at teams that came up just short, the only team that it would make sense for is St. Louis, and I don't know enough about their system to say if they have the necessary pieces. Plus, it doesn't really fit with the way they've operated the past few years, knowing they'd have to throw the money they threw at Pujols at this guy in a few years.

I think the Angels could make a solid bid starting with Trumbo, Morales and one of their top pitching prospects. Weaver and Price would be a tough 1, 2 combo.

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November 15, 2012  09:18 AM ET
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I still think the Angels want to keep Greinke. Now, if they're willing to take on the payroll, I'd make them World Series faves with both him Price in the rotation.

Price would be cheaper than Greinke, at least for the next couple of years anyway. Not to mention a much better pitcher. Price or Greinke? Not even close.

November 15, 2012  09:19 AM ET

Braves?? Swap Price for Delgado, Teheran, and Prado- probably still have to add another prospect or

November 15, 2012  09:26 AM ET
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Very true. Is there anybody in the NL, though? Looking at teams that came up just short, the only team that it would make sense for is St. Louis, and I don't know enough about their system to say if they have the necessary pieces. Plus, it doesn't really fit with the way they've operated the past few years, knowing they'd have to throw the money they threw at Pujols at this guy in a few years.

St. Louis has a stellar system. Good-Great pitching at the top, and CF Oscar Taveras is a flat out beast. Lit up AA, hit like .330, 20+ HRs, at 20. St. Louis also has a host of other solid players, such as 2B Kolten Wong. Top 5 farm system, could probably make any deal they want to, but St. Louis likes to develop and play their own guys.

November 15, 2012  09:30 AM ET
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Very true. Is there anybody in the NL, though? Looking at teams that came up just short, the only team that it would make sense for is St. Louis, and I don't know enough about their system to say if they have the necessary pieces. Plus, it doesn't really fit with the way they've operated the past few years, knowing they'd have to throw the money they threw at Pujols at this guy in a few years.

St. Louis has a stellar system. Good-Great pitching at the top, and CF Oscar Taveras is a flat out beast. Lit up AA, hit like .330, 20+ HRs, at 20. St. Louis also has a host of other solid players, such as 2B Kolten Wong. Top 5 farm system, could probably make any deal they want to, but St. Louis likes to develop and play their own guys.

 
November 15, 2012  09:30 AM ET

sry for double post

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