This is a huge development, as Price and Cespedes become two of the most attractive players on the trade market.
Price, 29, now goes ahead of Cole Hamels as the best player available on the trade market and that is no shot at Hamels. That just goes to show how good Price is.
One team that figures to show significant interest in Price is the Los Angeles Dodgers, as many have mentioned. They are in on Hamels and have been mentioned with the Texas Rangers as the front-runners for his services, but with Price now on the market, he becomes the Dodgers’ No. 1 target.
Besides the Dodgers, Price’s market will include the Chicago Cubs, New York Yankees, Houston Astros and San Francisco Giants, according to Jim Bowden of ESPN.com.
Cespedes, 29, is having a great year, hitting .289 with 17 home runs and 58 RBI and he also figures to draw a lot of interest on the trade market since he is one of the best hitters available for trade.
Bowden names the Baltimore Orioles, Los Angeles Angels, Houston Astros, Minnesota Twins and New York Mets as possible fits for Cespedes.
It’s unlikely anything is dealt, but here is what we know: The trade market just changed and in a big way.
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