Re: UK SOURCE:
posted at 7/6/2014 12:01 PM EDT
In response to Joebreidey's comment:
In response to notin's comment:
There are two things working TOWARDS the Yankees acquiring Price.
1. Their historical willingness to part with their top prospects.
2. That many of the remaining teams rumored to be seeking frontline starting pitching (Baltimore, Toronto, Anaheim) don't exactly boast great farm systems either. Seattle is the new frontrunner...
Of course, but who could they possibly part with that the Rays would be interested in? I doubt he goes in a package for 6 #99 prospects. The Oakland package is probably worth the NYY top tier of prospects. The KC package for Shields is also worth the top tier of NYY prospects. Without Bogaerts, even the RS would have to stretch to land Price.
Not sure yet, but it could happen. "Could" being the operative word. The main point here is that while the Yankees have a limited farm, so do many other teams seeking Price. And if it comes down to a battle between offers Toronto, Baltimore andNY, if those teams don't include Sanchezorris, Gausman, Bundy types, players they usually don't move but the Yankees would - maybe the Yankee offer won't look so bad.
Right now, Seattle is a more interesting front runner for Price. They have some young pitching (Walker, Paxton, Maurer), position players (Franklin, Taylor) and a greater need since the A's just got Samardjizo and Hammel....