In today's Dodgers trade rumors and news update, mixed reports are starting to surface regarding the Los Angeles Dodgers and their role in the David Price trade sweepstakes.
Per ESPN's Buster Olney, the Dodgers are being name-checked as one of three teams who the Tampa Bay Rays may be waiting on to offer a blockbuster trade package for the services of Price.
"It all comes down to which team decides to be aggressive, the Dodgers, Cardinals or Mariners," a rival official of the Rays told Olney. "Maybe none of them will be."
According to Olney, "other teams are monitoring Price's situation, but some rival officials view the Dodgers, Cardinals and Mariners as the teams best positioned to make a deal."
Dodgers general manager Ned Colletti has gone on the record as saying that the team would likely not pursue a top-tier pitcher via trade. While he didn't mention Price by name, many assumed that was who he was talking about.
However, the Dodgers are one of a select few teams who both have the assets to trade for Price and the money to retain him on a superstar-level contract extension. Don't be surprised if Colletti's words amount to gamesmanship and the Dodgers at least enter the conversation prior to the July 31st non-waiver trade deadline.
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