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07:19 AM ET 09.27 | As the clock ticks, David Price admits the thought has crossed his mind. These are likely his final days with the Rays. Wednesday night's start against the Yankees was likely his last regular-season start for the only team he has ever known. When this season ends, whenever that is, the Rays are expected to explore trading their Cy Young left-hander. By the time spring training begins, Price will likely be wearing a new uniform. The reason is simple. The Rays can't afford to sign Price to a long-term contract. By the end of this season, he'll be two years from free agency. If they want to maximize his value, this is the time. General manager Andrew Friedman won't discuss Price's future, saying his entire focus is on the Rays' effort to make the playoffs.

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September 27, 2013  08:06 AM ET

This is all just speculation until the GM says they're moving Price. At least Friedman has his concentration on where it needs to be, making the playoffs.

September 27, 2013  08:50 AM ET

Until the Rays organization moves to another city with a whole lot more support from the fan base the team will have to keep moving their super stars because of lack of funding.

September 27, 2013  09:15 AM ET

They did okay the last time they had to trade a starting pitcher.

September 27, 2013  09:45 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Until the Rays organization moves to another city with a whole lot more support from the fan base the team will have to keep moving their super stars because of lack of funding.

What city is there to move to? Seriously. Where?

September 27, 2013  09:58 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

What city is there to move to? Seriously. Where?

Anchorage.

September 27, 2013  10:15 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Until the Rays organization moves to another city with a whole lot more support from the fan base the team will have to keep moving their super stars because of lack of funding.

I don't think a move is the answer but a new outdoor field would most likely bring the fans. I sure as hell wouldn't want to be inside watching a game on a beautiful summer day in Tampa.

September 27, 2013  10:32 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

I don't think a move is the answer but a new outdoor field would most likely bring the fans. I sure as hell wouldn't want to be inside watching a game on a beautiful summer day in Tampa.

It's been raining heavily in the TB area of late. There would be too many rain delays if not rainouts altogether.

September 27, 2013  10:32 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

What city is there to move to? Seriously. Where?

Brooklyn. It's all the rage....the NBA has done it too.
But seriously, I wonder how much of TB's issue with attendance is the fact the MLB is plentiful in spring with more moderate temps.

September 27, 2013  11:08 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

What city is there to move to? Seriously. Where?

I would say Oklahoma City; but, that would cut into the Cardinals fan base.

September 27, 2013  11:11 AM ET

I say that because the fan base would be the entire state and then some. A winner gets huge support in Oklahoma.

September 27, 2013  11:45 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

They did okay the last time they had to trade a starting pitcher.

Will Meyer!

September 27, 2013  11:47 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

I don't think a move is the answer but a new outdoor field would most likely bring the fans. I sure as hell wouldn't want to be inside watching a game on a beautiful summer day in Tampa.

Humidity index in summer will keep a lot of fans from an outdoor park, wouldn't it?

September 27, 2013  11:50 AM ET

The Yankees desperately need a front of the line pitcher as Sabathia fades, but will they have any trading chips to interest TB?

September 27, 2013  11:52 AM ET
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The Yankees desperately need a front of the line pitcher as Sabathia fades, but will they have any trading chips to interest TB?

Also doubt TB will trade within the AL East, with the Yankees being a Division team they can expect to beat regularly in coming years.

September 27, 2013  12:03 PM ET
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Also doubt TB will trade within the AL East, with the Yankees being a Division team they can expect to beat regularly in coming years.

Yeah...that won't happen.

September 27, 2013  12:51 PM ET
QUOTE(#11):

Will Meyer!

Wil you get mad at me if I correct you about Myers?

September 27, 2013  12:52 PM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Brooklyn. It's all the rage....the NBA has done it too.But seriously, I wonder how much of TB's issue with attendance is the fact the MLB is plentiful in spring with more moderate temps.

I think their problem is that most of the people with money root for other teams. They only come out when their team is playing the Rays.

September 27, 2013  12:52 PM ET

I'd bet the Dodgers would be buyers, but don't know if they have many worthwhile prospects left.

September 27, 2013  12:59 PM ET
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I say that because the fan base would be the entire state and then some. A winner gets huge support in Oklahoma.

Ignoring population, I just don't think there's enough money in OKC to support a ML team. The ticket prices needed to support a good team probably wouldn't fly there.

 
September 27, 2013  01:20 PM ET
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It's been raining heavily in the TB area of late. There would be too many rain delays if not rainouts altogether.

Exactly. Plus, Florida summers suck ****. I'd rather be indoors, but the Trop is just a terrible venue.

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