With the New York Yankees need for pitching, some have wondered if they would have the actual pieces needed in order to land the Rays ace lefty, and even though Tampa has said they would be willing to trade within the division, a trade for Price from Tampa to New York seems unlikely.
In fact, if it were up to Price, it sure sounds like he would prefer to stay within the southeast of the country, as he is from Tennessee, which means the Atlanta Braves would be the preferred destination for him, as Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reported.
"Rumor has it that if the Rays were to deal him, he'd most prefer the Atlanta Braves, which is the team closest to Tennessee, and that he'd least prefer teams that are far away. Geography seems to count for Price. Price's agent Bo McKinnis was quoted by Ken Rosenthal of FOXsports.com at the winter meetings saying that Price wouldn't sign a longterm extension if the Seattle Mariners were to acquire him. Reminded of that here, Price declined to comment."
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