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David Price to benefit from Clayton Kershaw, Masahiro Tanaka deals

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09:42 AM ET 01.19 | As if the Rays needed any convincing, the seven-year, $215 million contract the Dodgers just gave their lefty ace, Clayton Kershaw, assured Tampa Bay it could never retain David Price after his 2015 free agent walk year. Thus, his trade value will never be higher than it is now. So far, however, the Rays have not been offered the kind of package they need to justify trading Price ??? a bona fide top-of-the-rotation ace ??? and at least two other near-ready top position prospects. That may well happen, however, once the Masashiro Tanaka sweepstakes is decided next week. The losers for Tanaka will still undoubtedly be seeking a top-of-the-rotation starter and the Dodgers and Cubs (just not the Yankees) especially can put together the kind of prospect package the Rays are looking for.

New York Daily News

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January 19, 2014  09:59 AM ET
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Rinky dink team in a rinky dink town. What was MLB thinking when the opened up shop down there?

franchise fees?

January 19, 2014  10:03 AM ET

interns have linked this article to another A-Rod story. Nice.

January 19, 2014  10:03 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Rinky dink team in a rinky dink town. What was MLB thinking when the opened up shop down there?

They weren't.

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January 19, 2014  07:18 PM ET

The Rays deserve a better deal than the one they're currently stuck with.

January 19, 2014  08:10 PM ET

any other team but the yankees aren't wellcome to the Price availability party?and how is that?
just because he plays in the same division that doesn't mean yankees can't trade for him!!!
everything has a price and nobody its unexpendable!!

 
January 19, 2014  08:12 PM ET
QUOTE(#6):

The Rays deserve a better deal than the one they're currently stuck with.

Price will be traded eventually,after Tanaka's bidding be over any team would come up with a biggest trade offer a offer that the Rays wouldn't be able to ressist!!

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