David Price won’t be a free agent until 2016 at the earliest. However, with the Rays’ depth of starting pitching and Price’s rising arbitration-level salaries (he’ll make ~$15 million in 2014) it would not be surprising if he is traded this winter.
One logical destination is Los Angeles and it would seem that the Dodgers already have their sights locked on Price.
The Dodgers appear to know enough about Price to know that the way to his heart is through his dog, Astro. With Astro joining Price on the trip to the West Coast, the Dodgers had a gift “basket” of sorts ready and waiting to welcome Astro to Dodger Stadium.
Brilliant, just brilliant. Let’s face it, if the Rays can’t keep him, there are worse places he could end up. And with the Dodgers’ new win-at-any-cost mentality, they would give the Rays their entire farm system for Price…