In this Brewers rumors and news update, the Milwaukee Brewers might not end up as players for David Price on the trade market despite their need for rotation help.
According to Noah Jarosh of Brew Crew Ball, it could be time for the Brewers to look elsewhere due to the hefty price tag Price is commanding in trade talks:
We can now stop talking about David Price. The Athletics were willing to trade Addison Russell and very possibly additional pieces to get David Price from the Rays. The Brewers can not match that, at all. Russell -- who wound up with the Cubs in exchange for Jeff Samardzija, of course -- is the fifth-best prospect in all of baseball, according to Baseball America. He's a shortstop with, truly, all the talent in the world. He's still just 20 years old, in three minor league seasons has hit .298/.386/.512, and is expected to play in the majors as soon as 2015.
And the Rays apparently turned that offer down. Like, they need more than Addison Russell.
Jarosh posits Jean Segura as a potential candidate on the level of Russell, but if the Tampa Bay Rays are looking to pick up much more than that, the Brewers could be flush out of options.
However, there will be several other arms on the market who could fill the Brewers' need without having to lose someone like Segura, so being out of the David Price sweepstakes could have its benefits.
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