After the Oakland A's acquired Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel, Tigers P Justin Verlander went on the record saying Oakland "made the move because of us".
On Thursday, the arms race continued - Oakland picked up pitcher Jon Lester from Boston, but Detroit landed the biggest name of the day - former Cy Young winner David Price, who Tampa Bay sent their way as part of a three-team deal.
A's closer Sean Doolittle had this to say about the move:
*lowers sunglasses* "They made that trade because of us" *raises sunglasses*
— Sean Doolittle (@whatwouldDOOdo) July 31, 2014
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