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Maddon on losing Price: Devastating

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07:32 AM ET 12.10 | For now, it's all speculative, this idea that the Rays would move David Price. Manager Joe Maddon is listening, presumably with better sources than the rest of us, and already has one word in mind for the possibility: Devastating. ... "What I've heard is, obviously, what everybody else is hearing, there is a lot of conjecture and talk about it. When you lose a player of that magnitude, not just the fact that he's such a good pitcher, but this guy ... matters a lot in the clubhouse and to the team. Having said all those things, then again, it's just how we have to operate within our little world. So if it were to happen, it's one of those, it's almost the word 'devastating' in a sense, but we have to recover from those kind of moments if it does actually occur."

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December 10, 2013  08:13 AM ET

Than just keep him.

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December 10, 2013  08:33 AM ET

Price just tweeted that Maddon is a nerd who wears silly glasses and that Joe should let his wife drive when it's icy because he's more effeminate than her.

December 10, 2013  08:33 AM ET
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Yeah, but it's gonna happen. Maddon continues to do a great job in Tampa.

Despite the glasses, I agree that he's an excellent manager.

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December 10, 2013  08:53 AM ET

I'm sure the Rays will get a good return on a deal for Price.

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December 10, 2013  09:07 AM ET
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I just looked over Price's numbers and he's somewhat inconsistent (although it's not a good/bad inconsistency, but more of a great/good inconsistency). He was great in 2010, good in 2011, great in 2012 and good in 2013.Kind of interesting. I do consider him to be one of the better pitchers in the game and losing him will hurt. However if you look at it from a 2013-to-2014 standpoint, he went 10-8 in 2013, so it might be easier to replace his wins than his pitching.

He also had some elbow issues that landed him on the DL for 6 weeks last season. Could be a red flag for any team looking to add him. Rays may be unloading him at the right time.

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December 10, 2013  09:16 AM ET
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This had absolutely nothing to do with Ingrid's post.

That's OK, Stinky.

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December 10, 2013  09:23 AM ET
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Venturing out of my comfort zone, I've noticed that the SI imbedded video today is discussing if the Patriots could "win the Super Bowl without Gronkowski."Granted, I know next to nothing about football, but I am aware that on Sunday, the Patriots pulled a rabbit out of their hat in the form of a last minute, 1-point victory over the craptastic Browns, that some say was given to them by the officials. Are the Patriots really a team worth discussing their prospects of a championship?

On a related note, is Gronk the most injury prone 6'6" 270lb block of concrete in the NFL now?
And, given that he's roughly the same size as Aleksandr "The Experiment" Karelin, should he have gone into Greco-Roman wrestling instead of football?

December 10, 2013  09:24 AM ET
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I'M CLUB-****ING-FOOTED, YOU ***HOLE!Sincerely, StinkyClubfoot<flips quarters to Eric The Midget and my former FN stalker>

AND I'M NOT A SWEDISH CHICK!!!!

Sincerely,
Elke Sommer

December 10, 2013  09:24 AM ET
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Are the Patriots really a team worth discussing their prospects of a championship?

No, and I am a homer.
Not going to get far in the playoffs, they will get there but not far.

December 10, 2013  09:25 AM ET
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Venturing out of my comfort zone, I've noticed that the SI imbedded video today is discussing if the Patriots could "win the Super Bowl without Gronkowski."Granted, I know next to nothing about football, but I am aware that on Sunday, the Patriots pulled a rabbit out of their hat in the form of a last minute, 1-point victory over the craptastic Browns, that some say was given to them by the officials. Are the Patriots really a team worth discussing their prospects of a championship?

Not a Pats fan, but yes they are.

December 10, 2013  09:28 AM ET
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I just looked over Price's numbers and he's somewhat inconsistent (although it's not a good/bad inconsistency, but more of a great/good inconsistency). He was great in 2010, good in 2011, great in 2012 and good in 2013.Kind of interesting. I do consider him to be one of the better pitchers in the game and losing him will hurt. However if you look at it from a 2013-to-2014 standpoint, he went 10-8 in 2013, so it might be easier to replace his wins than his pitching.

Price's 2013 numbers are deceiving. He was awful to start the year and went on the D/L. When he came back, he was overpowering and the Rays went on a 20-6 run, with Price winning 4 or 5 of those and throwing 3 or 4 complete games. The Rays struggled with out him and won when he was pitching well. He was more important than that 10-8 record shows.

 
December 10, 2013  09:29 AM ET
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AND I'M NOT A SWEDISH CHICK!!!!Sincerely,Elke Sommer

Dammit, she's German...
how about Britt Eklund?

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