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)
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)
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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?