MLB: Tampa Bay Rays at Detroit TigersEarlier today, the Red Sox made a huge deal, sending Jon Lester and Jonny Gomes to the A’s for Yoenis Cespedes. With Lester now off the market, several teams looking for a starting pitcher have now turned their attention to the Rays, among others.

Here is the latest. If there are any further minor developments, we will add them here:

  • Joel Sherman of the NY Post says the volume of calls to the Rays about David Price “has gone way up” since the Lester deal was announced. [@JoelSherman1]
  • We can scratch the Cardinals from the list of potential landing spots for Price as they have traded for John Lackey according to Jon Heyman. [@JonHeymanCBS]
  • According to Jon Morosi, the Rays have scouted the Tigers’ farm system “extensively” in recent days. [@jonmorosi]
  • Bill Shaikin of the LA Times says the Angels are not one of the teams asking about Price, acknowledging that they don’t have the prospects to get a deal done. [@BillShaikin]
  • According to Tim Brown, the price for Price has not come down and no reason it should. [@TBrownYahoo]

Todd Kalas is at The Trop and says the Rays’ war room is busy.




  1. Dave L says:

    Any rumors on Zobrist?

    I been out on that limb for a while

  2. Ken H says:

    No knock on Friedman here but Billy Beane has got to have the biggest bag of balls I've ever seen for a GM. He's managed to improve his pitching staff immensely and shed salary at the same time, not to mention a bunch of themed "La Potensia" tee shirts that will now be donated to some cause for a tax deduction. If there was ever an "all-in" GM in this business of baseball he's it. Funniest thing is he now has six ex-Rays (no pun intended) on his roster and the BEST record in baseball. Crazy.


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