Monday, August 11, 2014

Rays Were Open to Trading Price to Yankees

The Rays were open to trading Left Handed Pitcher David Price to the Yankees around this season's trade deadline.

According to Marc Tompkin of the Tampa Bay Times, the team was willing to consider all of their options, divisional rival New York included.

Last week, as you probably already know, Newsday's David Lennon reported that the GMs of the Rays and Red Sox were told by their ownership to not deal to the Bronx, although that rumor now appears to be completely untrue, something Tampa President Matt Silverman confirmed to the aforementioned Times earlier today.

"We don't have a no-fly list," Silverman said. "We have 29 potential trading partners, and we have explored trades with each and every one of them."

Back in July, interestingly, some suggested the Yanks deal top pitching prospect Luis Severino along with other young talent to St. Pete, an offer that could actually have been thought about.

Either way, it doesn't really matter now, as Price has obviously already been moved to Detroit, a place where he's unsurprisingly been okay (surrendered 3 earned runs in 8 2/3 innings against the Yankees and 4 in 6 against the Blue Jays) in his first two starts.

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