And it's a valid question. David Price is one of the most dominant, powerful pitchers in the MLB. He's had several really good seasons, and 2014 is no exception. Yet since his contract is running thin, there's a mystery as to whether Price will stick with the Tampa Bay Rays for the remainder of the season.
A lot of people are adamant that the Rays would never let such a major pitcher leave, and that they'd have to hold onto a piece that big. To those people, I suggest to look here and here.
At this point, it's a coin toss. One side says he sticks around, one side says he leaves. And remember, last year it was looking like Asdrubal Cabrera was on the verge of being traded. And he's still in Cleveland. So for David Price, it could go either way.
However, being that there's still a possibility he might be moved, I'm going to list some teams that I'd rather not trade for David Price.
- Red Sox. This one goes without saying, because I'd rather not hate Price more than I already do. This may happen because Boston's pitching has decayed a bit, but it may not happen because Price has lost already this year.
- Dodgers. There comes a point where every GM has to come up for air and say enough. Ned Colletti has yet to reach this point. The bottom line is that, as much as I respect the Dodgers, they have enough, and I don't think they can handle all that pitching talent AND Price.
- Cardinals. Same as Red Sox. Also, the Cardinals have enough young pitchers that they don't really need Price, other than for the sole purpose of cock-blocking every other team that actually NEEDS Price. Speaking of cock-blocking...
- Angels. While this is one of the years where the Angels' rotation is actually lightweight, the Angels would be swooping in at the last minute. Plus, if this happens, the Wild Card is a foregone conclusion for them, and I'd like for the Yankees to grab that one.
- Rangers. This one I absolutely fear, because it makes sense. The Rangers are in need of pitching because half their rotation's injured. Price is enough to give them a boost for 2014 without hindering them in the long run. If this happens, then it'll leave the Astros in the corner by themselves. And I severely wish this would be avoided.
- Tigers. This would turn a playoff team into a foregone conclusion for the World Series. And I'd prefer that if it didn't happen.
Coming Tomorrow- The catcher for the Cardinals.