Jon Heyman is the latest to weigh-in on David Price and all the players other teams should not give up for one of the best pitchers in baseball.
“The Dodgers have a handful of the most elite prospects in the game, as usual, and word is that the Rays have suggested they’d like “most of them” if they were to consider trading [Price]…It’s hard to know exactly what “most of them” means, but if it means trading two of the Dodgers’ consensus top three prospects — brilliant hitting shortstop Corey Seager, 17-year-old wunderkind lefty Julio Urias and athletic center fielder Joc Pederson — they should pass…And if it means just Seager, one of the very best hitters in minor-league baseball, the Dodgers should pass, too…If there’s anything more precious than prospects in the game, it’s prospects who can hit.”
You know what else is rare? The opportunity to replace your fifth starter with one of the best pitcher’s in baseball.
It is also unclear when the Rays “suggested” what they wanted or to whom they suggested it.
But at the end of the day the Rays are probably going to want two of those three prospects and if the Dodgers don’t want to give them up, they won’t get Price. It is that simple.
The Rays only need one team to let go of their top prospects. And just like the Matt Garza deal and the James Shields deal, eventually somebody is going to say “OK.” And it is easy to imagine that more teams are interested this time.