You would probably be better served to place this in the “Very Long Shot But Stranger Things Have Happened” file, but for what it’s worth, former GM-turned-analyst Jim Bowden believes that there is at least a chance that the Indians may try to pull the trigger on a mega-deal for the former Cy Young winner.
According to Bowden:
“Consider the Indians a sleeper in the Price sweepstakes. While most people doubt they can become real players for Price, manager Terry Francona might be able to convince the front office with Price and Justin Masterson at the top of the rotation they have a legitimate shot of getting back to the postseason and perhaps the World Series.”
Here’s a look at some possible Indians trade targets for the Rays:
Primary: Danny Salazar, Francisco Lindor, Dorssys Paulino
Secondary: Joseph Wendle, Cody Anderson,
Throw-ins: Yan Gomes, Jose Ramirez
Source: Jim Bowden’s ESPN Insider-Only ColumnCould Indians Trade For Price? by Matt Stein