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The Dodgers have expressed interest in David Price

Dec 9, 2013, 11:33 AM EDT

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Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times reports that the Dodgers have contacted the Rays to discuss a potential David Price trade.

But don’t get too excited, as Hernandez says the Dodgers “don’t plan to aggressively pursue Price” because they don’t want to completely deplete their farm system. Still, you can’t count the Dodgers out of anyone or anything these days.

If nothing happens there, there is no shortage of other potential suitors, of course. The Mariners, Angels, Pirates, Rangers, Diamondbacks and Blue Jays have all expressed some interest. Of course there’s no law that says the Rays have to trade him either. He’s under contract through 2015, after all.

  1. steve7921 - Dec 9, 2013 at 11:52 AM

    This article is like me telling my buddies that I have expressed interest in Cindy Crawford!

    Hasn’t every team said they would have interest in Price!!!

    • cackalackyank - Dec 9, 2013 at 3:25 PM

      Exactly. In other news kids like toys and candy!

    • mick2014 - Dec 10, 2013 at 7:32 PM

      Dodgers can give them Crawford & Ethier for Price. We will even pay 99% of their salaries because we can afford to throw money in the trash.

  2. proudlycanadian - Dec 9, 2013 at 12:06 PM

    The Dodgers probably do not have the prospects necessary to get a deal done.

    • natstowngreg - Dec 9, 2013 at 12:28 PM

      That could be. Or, it may be Stan Kasten’s influence. He appreciates the value of a good farm system, having helped build them in Atlanta and Washington. Versus Magic Johnson, the public face of ownership, who wants to win now.

    • cartographer0 - Dec 9, 2013 at 9:15 PM

      Oh, I believe they do. If the Dodgers offered Joc Pederson, Corey Seager and Zach Lee or Julio Urias, who are the number #1 through #4 prospects in the Dodger system according to Baseball America, I think the Rays would strongly consider it. But that would deplete the farm system of all of its top prospects which the article says the Dodgers (understandably) do not want to do.
      And no, I would not do that trade if I were the Dodgers.

      • spc7ray - Dec 10, 2013 at 11:26 AM

        Those 4 prospects for Price?–Are you nuts!—He isn’t worth 2 of those

  3. stevedubs11 - Dec 9, 2013 at 12:17 PM

    I don’t see how this could happen without trading the Dodgers’ farm. It’s not like the Rays can afford Kemp or Ethier. Gotta dump that farm.

  4. spudchukar - Dec 9, 2013 at 12:27 PM

    The Rays can wait, until blown away. The available parts the Dodgers have to offer don’t fit the Rays needs much. But Pederson, Seager, Lee, and Ethier and eating much of his salary would probably get it done.

    • thepoolshark - Dec 9, 2013 at 7:42 PM

      Doubt the Dodgers give up their top 3 prospects for Price. The can keep them, and out-bid the Yanks for Tanaka and be strong on the farm without sacrificing anything but money. They need Segar badly for 3rd base this year or next, and Peterson supplys depth for the injury prone outfield for years to come, if not become a star himself. I don’t think the Dodger trade happens, at least not with those players, and why would the Rays accept less? They are going to get a ton of big offers even without the Dodgers.

      • spudchukar - Dec 9, 2013 at 8:53 PM

        I kinda just threw those names out there, but from what I read they don’t have much interest in Pederson anyway, and they hardly need a third baseman. Urias, seems to be the player they are most interested in. Perhaps even a deal to acquire Kemp, add Urias, and swallow almost all of Kemps salary. Hard to believe, but doable.

  5. bradybbgoat - Dec 9, 2013 at 1:01 PM

    Can’t we just assume that any team with deep pockets is interested in David Price? You don’t pass up a chance to go after a guy like him.

  6. losangelesfan - Dec 9, 2013 at 1:15 PM

    Trade Kemp or Eithier for pieces the Rays like. Get it done, Little Neddy.

    • stex52 - Dec 9, 2013 at 4:09 PM

      Sure. Piece of cake. All you have to do is slip some drugs into Friedman’s coffee so that he jumps at the chance of paying more than the Rays have ever paid for any players in their history for a couple of guys who have already seen their best of days.

      Better yet, you’d better kidnap his family and say the Rays have to make a deal or they will never see them again.

      That’s the only way that one is going down.

      • losangelesfan - Dec 9, 2013 at 4:35 PM

        Let me make myself clear. Trade Kemp or Ethier to, say, the Red Sox. Get a few players that Friedman approves of. Then, package them to the Rays.

        Some people, you just have to spell it out for them. Yeesh.

      • flatsorter - Dec 9, 2013 at 5:55 PM

        Neither Kemp or Eithier have the trade value to get players Friedman approves of, unless you slip drugs into Cherrington’s coffee.

      • stex52 - Dec 9, 2013 at 10:07 PM

        Now you need a whole thermos of drugged coffee for a bunch of GM’s. How much do you really think Kemp or Ethier can bring in? The Rays aren’t the only ones who will refuse to overpay.

    • yahmule - Dec 9, 2013 at 6:22 PM

      No three way deal for you! Next!

      Actually sounds like a good idea. I was wishing the Rocks, Rays and Cardinals could have swung a three way trade sending Tulo to St Louis, Price to Colorado (sorry David) and prospects to Tampa.

      • losangelesfan - Dec 9, 2013 at 6:57 PM

        That’s how it works! See what you can get, and run them past Friedman. GM 101.

  7. kingkershaw - Dec 9, 2013 at 5:58 PM

    My fellow Los Angeles fan has got the right idea if that were to happen. Even though the Dodgers could acquire Price with the farm pieces they have now he’s not worth the entire thing. Though I wish they would just not give up on Kemp yet.

    • losangelesfan - Dec 9, 2013 at 7:00 PM

      I don’t want them to trade Kemp. I hope they get rid of Eithier.

  8. nymets4ever - Dec 9, 2013 at 7:15 PM

    The Dodgers have Kershaw, Greinke, and Ryu already. They don’t even need Price nearly as badly as they think they do. Annoying entitled Dodger fans think every good player belongs to them, what a joke. Oh and no one is interested in your team’s farm system so it’s not gonna happen anyway. lol

    • stex52 - Dec 9, 2013 at 10:32 PM

      No such thing as too much pitching. But I agree. LA doesn’t have the pieces to make it work.

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