Rays in no rush to deal Price
The good news for Rays fans is that the Rays are on a hot streak and have moved to within 7 1/2 games of first place in the American League East. The bad news is that there still are four teams in front of them.
Thus, the fate of David Price remains in question. At the very least, it’s fair to speculate that the Rays will wait until the July 31 trade deadline to make a move. By doing so they can see where they stand at that point. Joel Sherman of the New York Post quotes an quoted an executive, who spoke about the Rays’ situation by saying: “I think they take it down to the wire. That allows them to make sure they know who they are while making a couple teams sweat to the end that one of their competitors are going to get him. … It wouldn’t surprise me if Price actually ends up a July 31 decision.”