David Price[UPDATE] If you have been waiting for a mystery team, Bob Nightengale says the Yankees are now involved in talks for David Price. However, Ken Rosenthal says he is hearing “no chance” for the Yankees.

Joel Sherman spoke to one executive who thinks the Rays are working on a 3-team deal. This would make sense for a team like the Tigers who may not have the prospects to get a deal done.

Nightengale adds that there were talks of a 3-way trade with the Tigers and Mariners last week but it is not clear if that was still on the board.

Rosenthal adds a new name to the mix, Rays minor league pitcher Enny Romero, who would presumably be added to the Price deal.

[EARLIER] Well, just when it looked like there was no way the Rays would trade David Price, comes this bombshell from Joel Sherman of the New York Post.

Sherman then went on the MLB Network later and said he had a “second confirmation that [David Price] is getting traded today before 4:00.”

It would appear that there are two possibilities: 1) The Rays have an agreement with a team on the major pieces and are just filling in the details on less prospects; or 2) The Rays have offer they like from two teams and are either deciding which to accept or are trying to see which team will up their offer.

The question becomes, to whom?

The Angels, and Cardinals are all almost certainly out of the race. One possible destination would appear to be the Mariners who have long been rumored to be interested in Price. However, there has been no indication that the two sides have talked recently.

It had appeared as though the Dodgers were no longer interested, but according to Jon Morosi, the two sides have discussed Price today.

Ken Rosenthal confirmed this on the MLB Network and adds that prospect Joc Pederson is “in play.” Bill Shaikin also says the Dodgers are involved and that prospect Corey Seager is “untouchable.”

However, Peter Gammons says the Dodgers are “not back in on David Price.”

Rosenthal also says the Pirates have discussed Price as of this morning.

There is also the Detroit Tigers who emerged earlier today as a potential spot. Morosi reported earlier that the Rays have been scouting the Tigers’ farm system “extensively” in recent days.

The Blue Jays could also be a dark horse candidate.

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  1. Dave L says:

    Ken R reported the other day the Ms have been wishy washy offering trades then recinding them after they are accepted. And multiple teams told him that.

    They are our best hope for getting return because the GM is desperate and not much of a horse trader

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  2. Ken H says:

    Let's just pray that the Red Sux have not goaded AF into a decision he'll later regret. The speculation train by all these a**wipe sportscasters have yet to identify principals. And Ken Bowtie and his buddies have totally whiffed on the Lester and Lackey trades. A bunch of weathermen and no more. Minus 2 hours to DP day.

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    • Dave L says:

      So if we keep Price until 365 days from now his value to a non marquee franchise is a Cespedes like talent. It's better than a sharp stick in the eye but the Rays want 3 or 4 young kids to mitigate the risk and build organizational depth. That's what holding this up. AF wants more youngsters

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      • Ken H says:

        Agreed.

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      • Skateman says:

        Cespedes but only for 1.5 years. That's not what the Rays want or need. We need to clean out someone's farm. I'm hoping for the Pirates but would take the Mariners. The Dodgers are saying they won't deal.

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  3. J 2.0 says:

    So this report pretty much confirms that the Rays will NOT be trading Price.

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    • Ken H says:

      LOL. What qualifications do you need for Rosenthal's job other than the ability to demonstrate the ability to bullshit using the King's English? I really wish this charade was over and done with. That's why I supported Cork's proposal earlier. Less drama, more baseball.

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  4. Gus says:

    Joel Sherman "been told" by whom? He may be right, or it could be the Yankees screwing with Price and the Rays.

    Recall the "thread the needle" comments from Friedman a few weeks back. Intteresting if there is a way to help the 2014 team and the farm in the same deal. Lord knows the 2014 team has some flaws and without Price, Cobb is your ace (Moore's absence really felt here).

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    • Ken H says:

      Personally, I think there's a lot of bullsh*t coming from the nations' BB writers. Jim Bowden currently has egg all over his face for stealing a fake report by J. Sherman on the Yanks and Byrd. These guys are right there with used car salesmen and lawyers. And you wonder why baseball execs AND players avoid them like the plague? Less than an hour and counting. What in the world will happen? to Price and the Rays?

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  5. Lane Meyer says:

    Take the opposite of what cranky, senile Gammons says and you usually find the truth. Price to the Dodgers for Pederson, pitching, etc. Hopefully there is a catcher or a SS in that deal somewhere too. I wonder if Wil Myers or Joyce may be moved to 1B long term if the OF gets too crowded?

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    • Lane Meyer says:

      Sorry I forgot to add Boston homer to cranky and senile.

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    • Ken H says:

      I know what I'm about to say will get me roundly scolded by RI contributors but here goes: What about Myers returning to Arizona this winter to work on being a catcher? Call me crazy but if he buys into it, and shows any aptitude there he could be used as a back up at least. Be kind please.

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      • Dave L says:

        The Rays want thier catchers to be seasoned and defense minded since our SP will always be young and needing guidance.

        That's why they always dump the better hitting catchers for the cagey game callers. Agree or disagree with the philosophy but that's what it is.

        We saw Jaso and they might not be keen on JJ 2.0.

        That was an adventure in catching

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        • Ken H says:

          Point well taken Dave but I often feel the same when Molina's behind the plate. Have a great time in Japan, hope you have time to catch a game. That would be a dream come true for me.

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  6. Dave L says:

    Crap. And my plane is about to take off for Tokyo. Should have have taken the trading deadline into account before booking my trip!

    My money is on M's Walker and three other prospects

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  7. Dave L says:

    If it's 3 teams it's because Zobrist is going too.

    No one team could provide the prospects needed to close that deal

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  8. Perry says:

    Unconfirmed: Price to Detroit

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  9. Perry says:

    Source- Ken Rosenthal

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  10. Ken H says:

    Cork, please debunk this latest rumor. Price for Nick Franklin and Drew Smyly. No way that can be the case.

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