Cubs not ready to pay for Price

Mark Newman:

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Originally posted on Hot Stove:

At the All-Star Game, Tampa’s David Price said Chicago “would be the coolest city to win a championship in right now.” Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein and GM Jed Hoyer feel the same way, which is what enticed them to join the Cubs.

On Monday, FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal wrote 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…

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Personally Mark, I think Price even being traded is a coin flip that might go on until July 31st at 11:59 pm.
The M’s have the players to complete a trade, but want more Price stability (possible 2 year extension?), but I think someone like the Giants or the Braves might sneak in the back door. On the other side of the coin, if the Rays keep winning and moving up the Wild Card and AL East standings…..Could be Winter before Price gets a 2015 new home…….Going to be a fun 10 days.

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