The Big One – David Price to the Tigers
SEATTLE: Sends Nick Franklin to Tampa Bay
TAMPA BAY: Sends David Price to Detroit.
Note: that’s not enough for Seattle, so this isn’t final.
WHO WINS: Hard to say at this point. Based on the above, I call it for Seattle, though if Adames develops as touted, Tampa could win here. Saw a report calling him the #1 Tigers’ prospect (at age 18).
IMPACT ON THE RACE: Gives Detroit a real shot vs. Oakland in the playoffs, though I’m a little uncertain on the amount of ‘upgrade’ from Smyly to Price.
IMPACT ON OTHER TRADES: Not at this point (9 minutes before the trade deadline).
IMPACT TO THE BRAVES: Frank? Is this thing on? Hello? Gotta wonder what Frank might have offered… if anything.