5 years ago

Jayson Stark of ESPN.com has been told by teams that have talked to the Rays that their asking price for James Shields is similar to what they received in the five-player package for Matt Garza.

The thinking is that the Rays are open to dealing Shields, Jeremy Hellickson or even David Price, but their asking price is very high at the moment. "Oh, they're open to it," said an official of one team that checked in with the Rays. "They're open to being overwhelmed." Stark lists Hellickson as the most likely of the three to be dealt.