The Rays are off today, and find themselves eight games behind the Orioles in the AL East race and 5 1/2 back of the Jays - and with four teams in the way - for the second wild-card. Baseball Prospectus gives them only a 3.8 percent chance to win the division and 6.7 to win that wild card. Fangraphs.com has their odds at 4.9 and 6.9 percent. Here is the latest from overnight Wednesday, compiled from sources and media reports, with the provisos that things are constantly subject to chance and not everyone tells the truth this time of year: * The Mariners remain actively engaged on both Price and Zobrist, among players on other teams, and said to have offers out. They could offer an interesting package of players, headlined by pitching prospects Taijuan Walker and/or James Paxton, C Mike Zunino (a Cape Coral Mariner and UF product), INF Nick Frankin (the Orlando area product the Rays really like) and 3B prospect D.J Peterson. Mariners scouts had been watching Rays minor leaguers recently, which could mean there is a large deal that includes the Rays putting in more. * The Dodgers, long considered the best fit for the Rays on a Price deal, don't appear willing to make the kind of deal it would take, involving some combination of top prospects P Julio Urias, OF Joc Pederson and INF Corey Seager. "We're not in the market to trade any of the three, period,'' GM Ned Colletti told reporters late Wednesday. "There's been no player discussed that warrants two of the three.''
Price expecting to stay
Tampa Bay Times | Jul 31