Cubs Rumors: Five pitchers the Cubs could target at the deadline

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Detroit Tigers – David Price – Free agent after this season: 9-3, 2.32 ERA, 127 K’s, 132 IP

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The Tigers David Price is probably the most intriguing on several different fronts. First off, many believe he was one of the Cubs top targets for the upcoming offseason. The Tigers know he’s likely to test the market, and with things not going so well in Detroit getting value while you can for him is the smart move.

The value of this deal would be completely dictated by the Tigers asking price. If the shoot too high, most teams–including the Cubs–will very likely back down and just wait to get into a bidding war for his services next season. Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer want to add to this team, but not at the cost of top prospects.

There is always the intriguing chance that should they bring Price over and the Cubs did perform well he would be more inclined to sign with them. He’s familiar with Joe Maddon, and there seems to be mutual interest.

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