7/21 Trade rumors

At the All-Star Game, Tampa’s David Price said Chicago “would be the coolest city to win a championship in right now.” Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer feel the same way, which is what enticed them to join the Cubs. FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal speculated Monday that the Cubs should pursue Price and deal some of the team’s top prospects for the pitcher. The Cubs do need starting pitching, but they are not contenders this year, and most likely not in 2015 either.

How does Hoyer feel about the rumors?

“I don’t really pay attention,” Hoyer said Monday in a radio interview on The Game 87.7. “There are going to be a lot of rumors about our players and our acquiring good players because of the good talent we have in the Minors. I think we’ll be lumped into the rumors. We just sort of ignore them.”

3 Comments

David Price made no secret he will be heading towards California when free agency comes around. I doubt very much the Cubs will do a David Price trade. This is more of bidding Price value up when he is on the open market. The Rays are looking at a greater return for Price then what the Cubs got for Shark…….problem is that Price could make up $20 million next year with arbitration…….only a few teams can afford that, but right now, they do not have the prospects to give to the Rays in a trade…….if there is one team that should trade for Price, it would be the Tigers……..if there is a team that has the prospects now for a Price trade, it would be the Cardinals.

Price’s probability of 20mill through arbitration is about as good as you not posting on here for the rest of the season…. It will be around 13-16mill next year…

I can only guess which of the Cubs prospects will succeed, and which ones they may ultimately trade, but I would be shocked if they traded one of the top-tier guys now for Price.

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