David Price Trade To Cubs? Chris Burhans April 30, 2013 News 12 Comments Prev postNext post David Price Trade To Cubs? David Price Trade To Cubs? - ”An anonymous GM told Jon Heyman that Tampa Bay lefty Matt Moore “will be Tampa’s No. 1 starter once they trade [David] Price (to the Cubs or Rangers).” Price, who has previously been connected to the Cubs, has two more years of arbitration left with the Rays after 2013, a season in which he’ll make $10.11 million. For that reason, everyone around the game believes the Rays will shop Price heavily after this season, understanding that they could get a huge haul for him, and that he’s going to be very expensive for the next two years. If the Rays do shop Price after the season, there is a 0% chance that the Cubs won’t at least be involved in those discussions. It’s still so very early, but if you’re hoping the Cubs have a serious chance of landing Price.” (From Bleacher Report) How much will he cost? David Price Trade To Cubs? He just set the record for a pitcher in his second year of arbitration eligibility, agreeing to a 1-year, $10.1125 million dollar deal. In years three and four, he will definitely exceed the amount the Rays are willing to commit to a single player in their organization. Last year, the entire payroll sat around $63 million. Giving a single player anywhere north of $15 million, or almost 25% of the payroll, annually, would be financially irresponsible and potentially crippling for years down the road. It’s not that they theoretically wouldn’t want to keep him on board; it’s that they simply can’t afford to take on the risk of an expensive, multi-year contract. See Crawford, Carl. (From Chi City Sports) David Price Trade To Cubs? Chicago Cubs Active Pitchers # Pitchers B/T Ht Wt 28 Michael Bowden R-R 6’3″ 215 54 Shawn Camp R-R 6’0″ 205 46 Scott Feldman L-R 6’7″ 230 63 Kevin Gregg R-R 6’6″ 245 36 Edwin Jackson R-R 6’3″ 210 50 Kameron Loe R-R 6’8″ 245 49 Carlos Marmol R-R 6’2″ 215 56 Hector Rondon R-R 6’3″ 180 40 James Russell L-L 6’4″ 200 29 Jeff Samardzija R-R 6’5″ 225 33 Carlos Villanueva R-R 6’2″ 215 37 Travis Wood R-L 5’11″ 175 It is obvious any David Price trade to Cubs would drastically upgrade their staff. Would you welcome a David Price Trade to Cubs? Would you be willing to pay him in the event that the David Price trade to Cubs does happen? Prev postNext post 12 Responses Newer Comments » Ron Burr via Facebook April 30, 2013 there payroll should be somewhat low anyway, right? Log in to Reply Danny Cheskis via Facebook April 30, 2013 Duh Log in to Reply Newer Comments » Leave a Reply Cancel Reply You must be logged in to post a comment.