David Price would not consider an extension with the Mariners if he’s traded there

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A David Price-to-the-Mariners trade just got a lot harder:

 

Rosenthal adds that this doesn’t necessarily end the trade speculation inasmuch as, even with no extension, Seattle would get two years worth of Price. Which, of course, would coincide with what are likely to be Robinson Cano’s two best years in Seattle. Really, the M’s need to go for it now, and they can go for it with Price, Cano and maybe another couple of pieces.

But it certainly means that the Mariners trading away top prospects for Price is off the table, as you shouldn’t rent a pitcher for two seasons at the cost of a potential ace you have under cheap team control for six.

The bigger story: no one of stature except Robinson Cano apparently wants to play in Seattle.