New York Yankees Rumors: Yankees to Target David Price in Off-Season?
Despite electing to keep Luis Severino and pass on David Price during this years July 31st non-waive trade deadline, there’s still a chance that David Price ends up in pinstripes after all.
According to Nick Cafardo of The Boston Globe, the Yankees could make a ‘hard’ push for David Price in the off-season that might cost the team $210 million over seven years, or more.
Cafardo also noted that the Chicago Cubs, Los Angeles Dodgers, Boston Red Sox and Washington Nationals are also interested in potentially making a bid for the southpaw… surprise surprise.
Chicago will be the front-runner in my opinion thanks to Joe Maddon and his ties to his former ace when they were together down in Tampa Bay. The Dodgers have been linked to Price for quite some time, and it’s been reported that they were the runner-up in acquiring Price before he was dealt to the Tigers in 2014. The Boston Red Sox now have Dombrowski at the helm, and we all know that he’s very high on David Price after once trading Drew Smyly, Austin Jackson and Willy Adames in a three team trade in order to get him over to Detroit. The Washington Nationals will have a ton of money coming off the books as well as a need for starting pitching with pitchers like Jordan Zimmerman and Doug Fister ready to test free-agency at season’s end.
The Yankees on the other hand have reportedly discussed Price with Detroit before Dave Dombrowski was fired this year, but as I mentioned above, they refused to include Luis Severino in a trade package, and instead watched Price get dealt to the A.L. East leading Toronto Blue Jays.
With the Blue Jays currently a half game up on the New York Yankees and David Price set to make his next start against the Yankees during their critical four-game set this weekend in the Bronx, the Yankees will have to sit back and watch the pitcher they could have traded for this summer try and push them deeper down in the loss column.
But come this years annual Baseball Winter Meetings, David Price will be fair game, and the Yankees can finally target him without having to part ways with their top prospects.
Let’s see what happens!
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