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Considering their limited payroll, the Tampa Bay Rays are ultimately
expected to trade left-hander David Price rather than sign him to a lucrative
long-term extension. However, owner Stuart Sternberg told reporters, including
Roger Mooney of The Tampa Tribune, that the Rays can “absolutely” afford Price’s
next contract and the team hasn’t discussed trading the reigning American
League Cy Young Award winner.
“(Executive vice president of baseball Andrew Friedman) said
and correctly that there is no question that we can handle a contract like
David’s, but what are you able to put around him? But right now, and correctly,
David is focused on this season and we’re focused on this season and
speculatively it’s way too early for people to be focused on what’s three years
from now, four years from now. David is an enormous part of this organization
and has been so through all the success from 2008 to 2013.”
Sternberg’s comments alone don’t indicate the team will keep
Price long-term. He points out that Tampa Bay could pay him market value, but
then he asks what would they be able to put around him.
Sure they could sign him, but he would probably take up too
much of their current payroll to make sense.
Some have speculated that the Rays could look to maximize
Price’s trade value and deal him as soon as this summer. However, Sternberg
told reporters that Tampa Bay can “absolutely” keep the left-hander around next
Price won’t hit the free agent market until 2016. Last
season he maintained an ERA of 2.56 with a 3.47 strikeout-to-walk ratio over 31
starts. The 27-year-old owns a career ERA of 3.16 over five seasons in the majors.
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