David Price Would Be Open To Long-Term Deal

In the wake of Wade Davis' four-year extension, left-hander David Price says that he would be open to signing a long-term deal with the Rays, writes Marc Topkin of the St. Petersburg Times.  The former No. 1 overall draft pick said that such a deal would have to be under the right terms, though he declined to specify.

"If it's realistic, absolutely, that is something I would definitely do," the 25-year-old said. "I love it here, absolutely. Everyone here knows that I'm a huge fan of this organization and all the people that are in the clubhouse. I feel like it's the right place for me."

Price is under team control until 2016, when he can hit free agency.  Topkin suggests a starting point dollar-wise that is somewhere between Tim Lincecum's two-year, $23MM deal and Cole Hamels' three-year, $21MM contract.  The left-hander will already be looking at a considerable raise for 2012 when he reaches Super Two status.



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