MLB Trade Rumors: Latest on David Price, Matt Kemp and More Buzz

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MLB Trade Rumors: Latest on David Price, Matt Kemp and More Buzz
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Major League Baseball's hot stove season has already provided us with some notable player movement, headlined by the Detroit Tigers and Texas Rangers' Prince Fielder-Ian Kinsler swap and Jacoby Ellsbury's massive $153 million deal with the New York Yankees.

But it's only the first week of December, and there are plenty of other big names who could potentially be on the move this winter. 

Let's dive into the latest trade buzz swirling around the majors.

 

Dodgers, Mariners and Others Pursuing LHP David Price?

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According to Yahoo Sports' Jeff Passan, there is a lengthy list of clubs interested in Rays left-hander David Price.

Passan lists the Seattle Mariners, Los Angeles Dodgers, Los Angeles Angels, Pittsburgh Pirates, Texas Rangers, Arizona Diamondbacks and Toronto Blue Jays in the category of teams that are interested in Price and believe they possess the necessary pieces to land him this offseason. 

Although Price could wind up almost anywhere at this point assuming Tampa Bay is offered the right package, Seattle appears to be a likely possibility, particularly if the Mariners can find a way to sign free agent second-baseman Robinson Cano.

Passan describes Seattle as a "strong candidate" to land Price as they could offer the Rays promising 21-year-old pitcher Taijuan Walker in a deal.

 

CF Matt Kemp in Play for World Series Champs?

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According to The Boston Globe's Nick Cafardo on Twitter, the Boston Red Sox could potentially make a move to acquire star outfielder Matt Kemp from the L.A. Dodgers:

The 29-year-old slugger has battled injury over the past two seasons and was forced to watch from the dugout as his Dodgers fell to the St. Louis Cardinals in the National League Championship Series last October. 

However, when healthy Kemp is an absolute stud. In 2011, he put up MVP-caliber numbers, batting .324 and recording a career-best 126 RBI and 39 home runs. 

The biggest concern is Kemp's massive contract that is scheduled to pay him $130 million over the next six seasons, according to Spotrac.com.

 

A's Set to Deal LHP Brett Anderson? 

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Rumors have been swirling around Oakland that the reigning American West champions are considering a deal that would ship left-hander Brett Anderson out of town. 

ESPN baseball insider Buster Olney reports that Seattle and Cleveland are two potential destinations for the 25-year-old:

Anderson is coming off the worst year of his big-league career last season. He appeared in 16 regular-season games for the A's, going 1-4 with a 6.04 ERA. 

The hope for potential Anderson suitors is that he can return to his late 2012 form. After returning from Tommy John surgery in August 2012, Anderson started six games, going 4-2 over that time with a career-best 2.57 ERA and a WHIP of 1.03.

 

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