Figured this was coming. We talked about the Tigers’ time in transition at length last week. Now it seems to be pretty official:
— Jayson Stark (@jaysonst) July 29, 2015
Makes all sorts of sense. Both are free agents after this year. Price is unlikely to sign with the Tigers. Cespedes may or may not, but his contract prevents the Tigers from giving him a qualifying offer, so if he does leave they get nothing.
The Dodgers are looking for pitching. But just about any team would be interested in Price, you figure, rental or not. As for Cespedes, a corner bat with some pop is a hard-to-find commodity these days.
Dave Dombrowski has 48 hours or so to get this done.