At All-Star media session, more Price pondering
David Price doesn't know either.
Asked more than once during Monday's All-Star media session about the possibility of being traded, Price said he doesn't have a really doesn't have a sense what the Rays will do with him before the July 31 deadline for nonwaiver deals.
He joked that his favorite team to go to if dealt would be the Nashville Sounds — the Brewers Triple-A team that plays here his hometown. He acknowledged that if sent packing there were some teams he "would love to go to" over others. He created a bit of stir in answering a question about what kind of team he'd want to end up with by saying "Chicago would be hands down the coolest city to win a championship" because of the Cubs' extended drought.
Talking later to the Tampa Bay Times, he pondered the question of his gut feeling, reiterated that he really doesn't think much about it, started and stopped his answer a few times, and said his guess for now is that he'd staying.
"I don't know where I'd go," he said. "Nobody wants to give up what the Rays want. … I'm sure once (the deadline) gets closer — there's still two more weeks of baseball — injuries could happen, something like that and somebody might eventually just do it. I don't see the Rays caving in, I really don't. … They want something big. They want the James Shields-Will Myers trade again."
After Price and the AL All-Stars were done talking, super-agent Scott Boras was fielding questions. Boras, who previously has suggested the Rays franchise would be better off in Montreal, said he didn't think Price (who is represented by Bo McKinnis) would be dealt this month because teams are reluctant to give up big packages and the Rays will have a better time dealing him in the off-season.
Then, Boras added, "If the team was in Montreal he wouldn't get traded."