David Price Rumors: Tuesday

Here are David Price rumors for Tuesday:

  • With the Dodgers and Rangers appearing increasingly unlikely to trade for Price, the Mariners have a "real opportunity" to acquire him, CBS Sports' Jon Heyman tweets.
  • The Mariners likely won't trade Taijuan Walker in a deal for Price, Heyman tweets. They could, however, trade a package including top position player prospects, including catcher Mike Zunino. Zunino, the third overall pick in the 2013 draft, made his debut for Seattle in 2013.
  • Dodgers GM Ned Colletti says the team is not pursuing any starting pitchers, MLB.com's Ken Gurnick tweets. Colletti did not specifically mention Price's name, Gurnick notes.


Leave a Reply

70 Comments on "David Price Rumors: Tuesday"


johnrhee
1 year 7 months ago

Either couple of those players plus couple others from the Diamondbacks like AJ Schugel that was involved in the Mark Trumbo trade earlier today make sense for the Rays to acquire in a three team trade. Hold on to Walker & Zunino.

Nick Beahm
1 year 7 months ago

So you want to trade away arguably the best bat of the 2012 draft, who is just as good of a catcher as Suzuki, and will eventually be better than him. Plus, Zunino is a right handed bat, which the Mariners desperately need more of, and he has a lot of raw power and should develop into a consistent home run hitter. Zunino is a rare catcher, or should turn into one at least, as one who has a strong arm and great defensively while being able to mash on offense. He has been compared to Pudge Rodriguez and Mike Piazza, he should be almost as untouchable as Walker, if not more given this team’s lack of offense, catchers and right handed hitters.

Nick Beahm
1 year 7 months ago

The only positions he has never played are pitcher and catcher. Of the 11 possible positions, including DH, you picked one of the two that he has no experience in.

drwheelock
1 year 7 months ago

Actually, Seattle used him once that I saw as an emergency Catcher in 1 game. But I was being sarcastic above.

Nick Beahm
1 year 7 months ago

Kyle Seager is untouchable anyways.

johnrhee
1 year 7 months ago

The Diamondbacks/Mariners/Rays three team trade would make more sense as things can work out better for them, esp. one of the Angels prospects Schugel that went to Arizona w/ Trumbo in the three team trade earlier can be sent to the Rays, esp. others from those two teams on top of Price to Seattle. Franklin & Smoak to the Rays makes sense as the Mariners have Cano and may sign Corey Hart from the Brewers in free agency (Rays need first baseman after Loney departed to sign w/ any team).

Chris Koch
1 year 7 months ago

Let’s imagine the deal. Nope, I can’t. What does Arizona have to offer to Tampa/ what does Seattle have to offer to Arizona?
Arizona has Owings, Hill, and Gregarious for their MI. with Prado/Davidson as 3b. and Montero at Catcher. So Franklin/Zunino don’t fit coming from Seattle to Arizona.
Can’t figure that one out.

johnrhee
1 year 7 months ago

Guess the D-Backs need pitching help then position as Franklin, Smoak, and couple prospects from Arizona that are ready to be on the team next year blocked by Hill/Gegarious/Ownings at infield & M. Montero at catcher on top of Franklin from the Mariners can go to the Rays in the three team trade. Paxton & Pike (both pitchers) & minor league outfielder from the Rays by keeping Joyce at same time there is an option. Price & international slots to the Mariners would make sense.

Nick Beahm
1 year 7 months ago

Actually I don’t, because it would probably cost Walker or Zunino. Price would be our #2 and I don’t feel like the return would be worth the cost. We can try and get someone a lot cheaper and still get good results with our rotation as strong as it is up top and our stadium. Price would be nice, but not necessary. The idea of giving up that large of a package for someone who would be your #2 is not a smart one. Use that package to build up larger weaknesses, like the outfield.

TheRealRyan
1 year 7 months ago

Adding 4.5 WAR is adding 4.5 WAR. The M’s currently have 2 SP and 3-5 are either unproven or not good. The idea that you could add a SP of Price’s caliber should interest you. Also, if you are able to get to the playoffs, even as a wild card, a 1-3 of Felix, Price and Iwakuma, would most likely give you the SP edge in any series.

Nick Beahm
1 year 7 months ago

Yeah, and then they blew it up with the Jaso for Morse deal…

johnrhee
1 year 7 months ago

Or sign Nick Markakis from the Orioles if the M’s don’t get Kemp.

FlaveFlava
1 year 7 months ago

trade for*

Nick Beahm
1 year 7 months ago

I feel like they weren’t that high on Pineda and feared exactly what has happened with him. He had some health issues in his arm when he was coming up through the ranks, so maybe they sold high. Didn’t really get much in return, so far, but I would call that trade a wash as of right now. However, I could see Montero turning it around. But I can also see Pineda recovering and plus they got Jose Campos and he has looked really good in the minors so far.

Schlee17
1 year 7 months ago

Why does everybody panic on players that are not 25 yet like montero or ackley. Also trading zunino would be a major mistake. He has the it factor. When healthy last year the mariners were a winning ball club

Nick Beahm
1 year 7 months ago

Ackley isn’t on the 25 man roster?

Dbacksfan44
1 year 7 months ago

He meant that Ackley isn’t 25 yet, so people should cut him some slack.

Nick Beahm
1 year 7 months ago

Oh I see, makes sense. He is young and everyone loved him coming out of college and he has shown flashes.

harmony55
1 year 7 months ago

Dustin Ackley turns 26 years old in February.

trenigro
1 year 7 months ago

While I agree with the overall message of your comment, no one should be expecting anything from Jesus Montero anymore.

Dbacksfan44
1 year 7 months ago

There is no need for joyce now that the Dbacks have Trumbo

johnrhee
1 year 7 months ago

Okay. Joyce can also play other positions in the outfield even coming off the bench as a pinch hitter for the pitcher or trade someone in the outfield or catcher that’s ready to play everyday from AA/AAA level last season.

Dbacksfan44
1 year 7 months ago

Third is covered by Prado, second by Hill, first by goldy, and either owings or gregorious at short. so there would be no where for him to play

natfan
1 year 7 months ago

yes i would say

natfan
1 year 7 months ago

like the umps really need to be confused

natfan
1 year 7 months ago

so would I

gnomon
1 year 7 months ago

Aside from the fact that MLB would probably reject the cash part of the deal, there’s no way that Kemp’s value is that low where they would have to pony up $75M of his contract. Just consider Ellsbury – he was just paid north of $20M AAV and he’s just as injury prone as Kemp and with less power.

natfan
1 year 7 months ago

Franklin is an unknown (1 year) and Smoak and Ackley are underachievers

gnomon
1 year 7 months ago

Their fate was more or less sealed when Hanley took one in the ribs in Game 1 so I would hope that the offense will snap back with a healthy Ramirez and Kemp or Ethier back in the fold full time. That said, I still think they need another starter. I’d feel much better of their chances with Ryu as a 4 rather than 3.

Chris Koch
1 year 7 months ago

Zunino’s bat can carry your team in to the Playoffs. Walker’s Pitching can carry your team in to the Playoffs.
But come Playoffs, Walker’s performance in it has way more impact than Zunino’s. If Zunino is a batting threat a team can simply pitch around him.
Walker though can pitch CG Shutouts and win the game outright with his arm.

When you have projections to be an Ace some day the Playoff implications(everyone’s true goal it to win the WS) Walker can provide has huge value over what Zunino does every week during the season.

AceRuby
1 year 7 months ago

They Rays would want Walker period in a Price deal Andrew Friedman is one of the smartest GMs in the league he knows he’s giving up an ace pitcher in David Price so he wants a top prospect back for him (just like he got for James Shields and Wade Davis in Myers).

Taylor Hope
1 year 7 months ago

I’m sorry but Ackley cannot be labeled a complete bust yet. Post-all star break OPS of .809 I believe. He was raking in the second half and ended up with a slash line of .253/.319/.660… not bad considering how he started the season. It’s still too early to tell on him.

TheRealRyan
1 year 7 months ago

Ackley didn’t have a great second half, he had a great month of August. His OPS wasn’t above .665 in any other month.