Will The Price Be Right At The MLB Winter Meetings?

by Clayton Richer | Posted on Monday, December 9th, 2013
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This morning kicks off the annual Winter Meetings where the baseball hierarchy congregate to matriculate and ponder potential trades and signings to better their respective ball clubs. Leading up to the meetings there has been an overwhelming plethora of action no larger than the Seattle Mariners surprising addition of Robinson Cano to the tune of $240 million.

So what can we expect to see at the Meetings in terms of player jockeying and trades this week?

The sexiest rumor involves the Tampa Bay Rays and their prized possession in pitcher David Price who has potential suitors frothing at the mouth to land Price. The cost will be earth shattering seeing the Rays exchanged James Shields for top prospect Wil Myers last off-season, so you have to figure it will lavish list of prospects to get the deal done. The 28-year old is a year removed from a Cy Young award and arbitration eligible after earning $10,112,500 last season. The Rays realize Price is in line for a hefty raise making his expendable for the right package.

The Los Angeles Dodgers are rumored to be shopping outfielder Matt Kemp and his $128 million dollar remaining contract after an injury riddled campaign in 2013. The Dodgers have a log-jam in their outfield and could also move Andre Ethier if teams don’t bite on Kemp.

The Chicago Cubs are taking offers on hurler Jeff Samardzija in the event they are unable to lock him up long term. Multiple teams are rumored to be interested in the promising pitcher.

There are still some big name free agents lingering around that include Shin-Soo Choo, Nelson Cruz, Ervin Santana and Matt Garza seeking new multi-year contracts.

The Miami Marlins are dangling Logan Morrison and appear poised to pull the trigger after signing Garrett Jones spelling the end of Morisson’s tenure in Miami. Morrison is still only 26 years old and has a ton of untapped potential which will make him attractive to teams.

It should be an interesting week in the baseball world to see what teams Christmas comes early for and remember to keep checking back at Baseball Hot Corner all week for your Winter Meeting updates and news.





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Clayton Richer is an MLB scribe from north of the border with a slight bias for the Toronto Blue Jays. Clayton has also been the shop-keeper at Baseball Hot Corner since the sites inception in 2012. Follow and interact with Clayton on Twitter @MLBHotCorner or @ClaytonRicher

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