The Cardinals were one team that was looking for a starting pitcher and appeared to have the prospects that could have gotten a deal done. However, today they traded a prospect to Cleveland for Justin Masterson according to several media outlets.
Meanwhile, Peter Gammons reports that the Dodgers “have made it clear” that they are not trading their top prospects which effectively takes them out of the Price sweepstakes.
Meanwhile, the Rays are still reportedly willing to deal Price despite their recent surge.
“We are talking and willing. [We'll] see if any teams have the desire,” a “Rays-connected source” told Jon Heyman.
But what looked like a sellers market two weeks ago, suddenly looks like a situation where the Rays may be better off waiting until the winter even if they don’t think they can make the playoffs.