We're still far enough away from the trade deadline for it to not officially be "trade season" quite yet. Those winds don't start really blowing 'til the All-Star break. But business is already picking up on the David Price front. Arguably the best player who will be available and the type of difference maker in the rotation that any contending team could use, Price is the talk of the trade town both locally and nationally. TB beat writer Marc Topkin wrote over the weekend that there are already some teams with scouts following him and the Rays' preference is to trade him to the NL, and earlier today Buster Olney suggested (Insider-only) that a trade could materialize as soon as this week.
The Yankees have not been involved in any of the early rumors, outside of Jim Bowden's trade proposal from last week. Price would fill a huge need for them though, and it will come down to how serious the Yankees are willing to get about what they'll have to give up to get Price. If you're Cash and the rest of the front office, that's a move you have to be willing to make, right?
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