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07:37 AM ET 01.17 | On the upside, the Rays avoided salary arbitration on Thursday, leaving David Price with a team-record $14 million salary. But it doesn't provide any assurance that Price won't be traded, and staying with the Rays seems to be what the ace left-hander wants most. Though Rays officials can't provide that answer with any certainty, Price believes the calendar is on his side and -- as opposed to the end of last season when he said he expected to be dealt -- he is now preparing as though he will get to stay. "The chances continue to get greater, I guess, as the days go by," Price said. "So I'm just kind of sitting back watching, like I have all offseason." Price, 28, said he'll feel better about his chances in another few weeks.

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January 17, 2014  07:48 AM ET

The Price Is Not Right, Bro?

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January 17, 2014  08:18 AM ET
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With Price still under control for two seasons, and set to make more money next year, Tampa will deal him by the trade deadline. They're waiting for a big package from a team that loses a starter to injury, or needs a spark. For my money, Price is one of the top five SPs in baseball.

Love to see you list - just for discussion sake.....

January 17, 2014  08:35 AM ET

There's going to come a point in time where this team will bite the bullet and choose to extend a player they can ill afford to lose. Question is whether Price is that type of a player.

January 17, 2014  09:09 AM ET
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There's going to come a point in time where this team will bite the bullet and choose to extend a player they can ill afford to lose. Question is whether Price is that type of a player.

But why think he wants to stay there even if they offered him market money? If they are going to keep letting guys walk or trade them right before they become free agents then he most likely wants to go to a team that spends money to try to win.

He will get his money for sure. He wants to compete and win now. TB plays a push the envelope game trading for prospects all the time. Good roll they have been on, but dice rolls a lot of ways.

January 17, 2014  11:46 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

With Price still under control for two seasons, and set to make more money next year, Tampa will deal him by the trade deadline. They're waiting for a big package from a team that loses a starter to injury, or needs a spark. For my money, Price is one of the top five SPs in baseball.

Management feels this team can a championship. I think the only way Price gets traded this year is if they Rays fall out of contention by July. Or unless some team offers up a stupid amount of talent for him before spring training.

January 17, 2014  02:47 PM ET

Please tell me when Price has not been around rumors??

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January 17, 2014  08:41 PM ET
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KershawPriceStrasburgFelixVerlanderNot in any orderBut several others are right there too. Scherzer for one.And, my take is that if all MLB players were placed in an open draft, Price is one of the first few SPs taken. Please disagree and discuss.

Based on 2013 stats & results:

Kershaw-LA
Fernandez - MIA
Darvish-TEX
Scherzer - DET
Harvey - NYM

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