08:03 AM ET 02.14 | If there's any writing on the wall for David Price, it comes in the form of Felix Hernandez's new contract. For all his love for Tampa -- and Price does love the area by all accounts; he recently bought a home in the Harbour Island section of Tampa, though if you ask him he'll tell you he lives in his hometown of Murfreesboro, Tenn. -- this is going to be trickier, much trickier. When he's asked if he'd like to stay a Ray long-term, he doesn't hesitate. "I'm up for it," he said. "I love it here." But Price, a Vanderbilt man who's whip smart, understands the Rays aren't playing in the same financial ballpark. ... "It's going to be tough," one Rays person says, honestly, about their chances to keep Price beyond the three arbitration years he has left.