In today's look into Dodgers trade rumors, one respected MLB writer believes that the Los Angeles Dodgers are one of two teams with the assets necessary to make a legitimate run at Tampa Bay starting pitcher David Price on the trade market.
However, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, the Dodgers could still run into difficulty acquiring Price if they decide that's the route they want to go:
The Dodgers and Cardinals appear to be best-positioned to acquire superstar Rays pitcher David Price -- that is, if the Rays even trade him this month.
Tampa Bay has been looking for top young position players in talks with teams, but with its better play lately (the Rays have won 14 of their last 21), interested teams are noticing no urgency on the part of Tampa to make a trade.
While the Rays are reticent to let go of Price, Dodgers GM Ned Colletti has indicated that the team will not mortgage their future to acquire a top-tier pitcher before this year's deadline. So, it looks very unlikely that the Dodgers will part with the bushel of young talent necessary to pry Price out of St. Petersburg.
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