The starting price for the Tampa Bay Rays to even consider a trade for David Price included the names Danny Salazar & Carlos Santana. Francisco Lindor‘s name was also mentioned…it also wouldn’t surprise me if TB demanded Cleveland bring back The Great Bambino from the dead so that he could be included as well.
Don’t kid yourself – David Price is a rental. He’s going to require $100 million for up to five years when he hits free agency and it’s unlikely that the Tribe will match that deal. He’s also likely to make $28 million over the next two years. To me it would be a big surprise if the former Cy Young winner ended up in Cleveland and if it costs us two of the best prospects in MLB & a young star like Santana I hope he doesn’t. Price’s agent also said that he wouldn’t sign extensions with certain teams which includes Seattle – and I wouldn’t think Cleveland would be very high on his wishlist.