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David Price trade offers haven't impressed Rays

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10:50 AM ET 12.22 | The Rays have done quite a bit already this off-season, re-signing 1B James Loney to keep their infield intact, acquiring C Ryan Hanigan and RHP Heath Bell, bringing back OF David DeJesus and RHP Juan Carlos Oviedo and cobbling a team they feel, with a few more additions, has a chance to again be a legit contender. One thing they have not done, as you may have heard, is trade ace David Price. With the start of spring training now closer than the end of the season, the Rays' position appears to be the same as it was. They are willing to listen on Price, who has two seasons until free agency, but it's going to take a lot ??? in terms of young talent -- to get him. Fair conclusion: They haven't been made a good-enough offer yet.

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December 22, 2013  11:07 AM ET

Wait until you see the offers you get a year from now. It won't get better.

December 22, 2013  11:15 AM ET

Teams are not going to give the Rays the package they're looking for unless they can get him to sign an extension before hand.

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December 22, 2013  02:41 PM ET

after watching the rays retool effectively (and some say take advantage of other teams), why would other teams want to give up their young talent? most teams, with the exception of the yankees and a few others, place more stick in draft/farm than in established stars nowadays...

December 22, 2013  05:44 PM ET

The Rays know exactly what they are doing. Starting pitching is a major need for all but 6-7 teams. Bringing in Price means your #1 becomes the #2 meaning your entire rotation gets better. The Yankees rotation is a train wreck, The Angels are weak, The Mariners could be relevant with King Felix/Price leading the rotation, etc... IF you think pitching is less important in future years then keep passing on an ace. They can trace him now, the 2014 trading deadline to a contender, next offseason or even the 2015 deadline when he would reap rewards. They would love to keep him one more year and can demand a high price.

December 22, 2013  09:36 PM ET
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Teams are not going to give the Rays the package they're looking for unless they can get him to sign an extension before hand.

^^^
THIS

December 22, 2013  10:38 PM ET
QUOTE(#5):

The Rays know exactly what they are doing. Starting pitching is a major need for all but 6-7 teams. Bringing in Price means your #1 becomes the #2 meaning your entire rotation gets better.

Exactly. On a low budget the Rays management continues to compete toe-to-toe with the giant budget teams in their division. They will find a match with a team that can/will strike a longterm deal with Price, and the Rays will come out with somebody's TOP prospects. The Rays have the ace in the hole and they will play it when the time is right for them.

December 23, 2013  08:57 AM ET
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And I don't blame them.Most teams that have the prospects to deal either are unwilling or unable to pay Price what he'll be valued at. Let's just say the Rays probably won't be getting a Wil Myers-type this year.A lesser package from a team such as the Astros may yet get the job done.

They will get minimum, a top prospect, no problem. If not now, then at the trading deadline, or even next offseason, or deadline in 2015. At some point there will be multiple teams dueling to get the services of Mr. Price.
The Astros aren't going to pay Price.

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December 23, 2013  12:50 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Wait until you see the offers you get a year from now. It won't get better.

either benefit the Rays or the other team,but likely somebody would have a win win situation!!!

 
December 23, 2013  02:04 PM ET
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Price grew up in Tennessee as a Braves fan. I keep thinking the Braves might make a play for him.

for the right comodity amount of prospects,,things are about to show!!

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