Trade Rumors: Tigers likely to trade Cespedes, Price

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With the Detroit Tigers being nine games behind the Kansas City Royals in the American League Central division, they could be preparing to part with two players that will become free agents at the end of the year: Yoenis Cespedes and David Price.

Tigers GM Dave Dombrowski said the team has yet to reach a final decision but sources inside and outside the organization says the Tigers will sell unless owner Mike Illitch intervenes with a “veto.”

While it seems highly unlikely for the Yankees to go after Yoenis Cespedes (the Yankees already have Jacoby Ellsbury, Brett Gardner, Carlos Beltran, Chris Young and Garrett Jones as players who can play in the outfield), you do have to wonder whether or not they’ll be tempted to go after David Price.

Price would fit the Yankees rotation needs but it would seem unlikely for the Yankees and Tigers to get a deal done without the Yankees forking over Luis Severino or Aaron Judge. Yesterday afternoon, Brian Cashman told the media he wasn’t planning on dealing Severino, Judge, Rob Refsnyder and Greg Bird, and it was likely the team would stay pat through the trade deadline. But with the Tigers announcing they’ll most likely deal Price, it could be possible the Yankees are intrigued–but only if the price is right.

 

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15 Responses to Trade Rumors: Tigers likely to trade Cespedes, Price

  1. tom says:

    You never know. It could be a Brett Gardner for Yoenis Cespedes swap.

    In all seriousness, it is really hard to make a trade for a "marquee" players without sacrificing top prospects but I won't be upset if Yankees got Cespedes somehow.

  2. Dan says:

    i like the potential of the Yankees getting a cespedes but not at the cost of losing judge bird or severino, refsnyder maybe I would consider trading him but not 100% sure and I know they won't get price. David price actually has said in the past that he doesn't want to play for the Yankees because of their facial hair policy( at least that's what I remember reading in another article long time ago). Personally I could see St. Louis swooping in and getting price if that happens St. Louis will add another title to their collection.

  3. hotdog says:

    At this point, the Yankees need to keep their top prospects…the team needs to transition and adding rentals is too high risk imo…the Yankees could do that when they had an all-star at every position (prospects had no position available to them anyhow) but there's very few players of that caliber on this team and with a few exceptions, a prospect has a chance of making the team someday…the obvious comparison would be to think about what the team would have looked like if either, Bernie Williams, Posada, Rivera, Pettitte or Jeter were traded for a 3 month rental…there are 3 month rentals that could possibly help the team but stay away from moving the future…

  4. M.Ryan says:

    Trade Injury Prone Ellsbury for Price

    • robert hunt says:

      yeah that would be ok by me.but I think the tigers would want more then just ells.

    • hotdog says:

      Yankees would have to pay a boatload of Ellsbury's existing contract and they'd get Price for 3 months…not worth losing that kind of offense and speed down the stretch for a guy who may or may not acclimate to New York every 5 games…now Dombrowski is a little crazy so you never know what kind of deal he'd be willing to take…

  5. TONY says:

    PRICE IS THE PRISE HERE HES IN HIS PRIME AND LEFT HANDED.IF WE COULD GET HIM FOR GARDNER AND A TOP LOW LEVEL PROSPECT THEY SHOULD DO IT.GARDNER'S GAME IS HIS LEGS AND HE IS APPROCHING THE AGE WHERE YOU START TO SLOW DOWN AND BECOME INJURY PRONE TRADE HIM NOW WHILE HES AT THE TOP OF HIS GAME.

    • Gardner and a prospect probably isn't going to get it done. I don't know why people think the Yankees are interested in trading Gardner all of a sudden.

    • Jason says:

      As right as you may be about Gardy, the Yankees won't trade him. They've invested so much time into him already, it would be stupid to send him to another team. He's homegrown and is getting better every year. Brett is way too valuable to the Yankees to trade him for a summer rental.

    • hotdog says:

      they aren't trading Gardner period…there is no one being considered that the Yankees would use Gardner as trade bait…they are not moving offense…

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