David Price of the Tampa Bay Rays was traded to the Detroit Tigers. The David Price to the Pittsburgh Pirates watch is officially over. The next time we will see David Price is when the Bucs play their natural rival in inter league play later on this season. Ken Rosenthal was the first to report the news.
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While disappointed that the Pittsburgh Pirates missed out on top of the rotation starters was disappointing. But we did discover Max Wildstein today.
With about 20 minutes to go it was guessed that the deal was a three team trade. None of which were the Pittsburgh Pirates.
With about 45 minutes to go before the deadline, the Yankees were tossed aside.
Just when it seemed the Pirates were on the oustide looking in this tweet came from Bob Nightengale about the favorite to get David Price.
The deal seemed to include the Pittsburgh Pirates which sent twitter on fire. But then this tweet out of Tampa seemed to calm the waters.
Earlier today the drama on social media was at a fever pitch, some of the best tweets from the deadline action are below: We wrote, the Pittsburgh Pirates are pursuing Tampa Bay Rays ace David Price. Multiple sources are backing up the rumors this afternoon about 90 minutes before the non-waiver trade deadline. We are hearing that a current Pirates player on the active 25-man roster could go back to the Rays in this rumored deal.
The Tigers somehow got themselves in the middle of the David Price chase.
Acquiring the Rays ace is going to take considerable talent, but don’t be surprised if the Pirates make a serious play at getting the left hander out of the American League. The team wants to make an impact on the 2014 ball club and well, adding David Price would be a tremendous pick up after the Cardinals made upgrades to their roster well before the deadline in Justin Masterson and John Lackey.
The Pittsburgh Pirates would have to pay big money to grab Price, but he is controllable next season or could be flipped by the Bucs this offseason if they somehow do acquire Price. A move like this is a no brainer for the Pirates team, but the price is going to be steep.
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