As the reigning Cy Young award winner and having been through the
arbitration process twice already, the Tampa Bay Rays' David Price is
getting expensive. He is already earning $10 million this year and can
be expected to double that over his next two arbitration years.
this means is that the Rays, as is their M.O., will probably look to
trade Price, maybe as soon as this July, if they are out of contention.
As a result, people are already starting to
speculate as to where Price might end up if he's traded. In an
interview with Mut & Merloni, ESPN's Buster Olney
speculated on such a scenario, suggesting that the Cubs could make a play for the lefty, as could the Red Sox.
However, what caught my attention is this quote from Olney:
"...the Cardinals being the team, that if they ever stuck out their elbows,
because the farm situation is so deep, they could blow everybody out of
the water in a bidding situation.”
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