However, he adds that even if Ross ultimately signs elsewhere, the Cubs will pursue additional rotation depth to ease the workload on its current starters. International Posting System Target Considered the best pitcher in Japan, year-old Masahiro Tanaka is expected to be available this winter via the posting system that recently brought Yu Darvish and Hyun-Jin Ryu to the majors. I still think they will trade for lucroy. Theo Epstein returns to Boston — and his fingerprints are everywhere. Prior to his successful start run leading up to the injury, Hudson was not pitching well. Keep dreaming rangers fans lol. There's a case to be made for both sides.

It was only a day ago I wrote a trade-deadline piece highlighting several potential needs for the Chicago Cubs and who might fit their pennant-race plans. Then came word from several media reports that the Detroit Tigers are on the verge of selling at the deadline, putting lefty ace David Price in play. He played for Joe Maddon in Tampa and pitched for minor league pitching coordinator Derek Johnson at Vanderbilt. Just a bunch of young guys out there having fun. You have to be able to have fun.

RT JArrieta34 : Darron JLester34 DAVIDprice14 Price a 3? There are arguments for and against the move. The Cubs are nearly there now with their top four starters. Plus, the Cardinals are susceptible to left-handed starters this season. That could come in handy as the Cubs play the Cardinals six times in September.

And it would give the Cubs plenty of protection down the stretch if a starter went down, not to mention a formidable group for the postseason. Finally, he might not cost as much as you might think, considering his upcoming free agency. With still another year left of team control, Price was dealt to the Tigers last season for outfielder Austin Jacksonpitcher Drew Smyly and minor leaguer Willy Adames. Against trading for Price: These reasons are just as Pros and cons of Chicago Cubs trading for David Price as the ones to trade for him: The Cubs can get him for nothing but money in the offseason.

Consider where the Cubs are in the standings, 8. Can Chicago overtake both teams and win the division by adding Price? Remember, a starting pitcher from here on out affects only about games. More than likely Price would help them maintain their position in the standings right now, which means assuring the Cubs of one extra game at the end of the season as the first or second wild card.

And maybe Detroit would ask the Cubs for the same quality the Cubs asked of Oakland last season when they traded Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel to the Athletics for Addison RussellBilly McKinney and Dan Straily. No way can the Cubs respond favorably to that kind of a request. Finally: Maybe the Cubs can have the best of both worlds. Trade for Price now and sign him now as well. At the very least they can start a dialogue that can continue all the way until he becomes a free agent in November.

The Cubs would have first crack at nse call option put option 5 pedals. Not many players this close to free agency give up those rights, so the whole thing is a long shot. We use cookies to offer an improved online experience. By clicking "OK" without changing your settings you are giving your consent to receive cookies. Golf Tennis NCAAM MMA WWE Boxing esports Chalk Analytics NCAAW WNBA NASCAR Jayski Racing Horse RN FB RN BB NCAA LLWS Olympic Sports Special Olympics X Games Cricket Rugby Endurance CFL.

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CWS@DET: Tigers broadcast discusses trade for Price

and you can multiply the pros and cons of Carlos run leading up to his trade from the Chicago Cubs to the Rangers with several scouts in David Price , SP. Free Agent Starter Notes: Price, Zimmermann and ESPN Chicago ’s Jesse Rogers looks at the pros and cons Chicago Cubs Chicago White Sox Colby Lewis David. Video embedded  · Weighing pros, cons of Sox's trade David Price and Rick Porcello will be with the Red Sox Here is a look at the pros and cons of keeping or trading.