Twitter Reacts as David Price, Austin Jackson Are Traded in 3-Team Deal

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Twitter Reacts as David Price, Austin Jackson Are Traded in 3-Team Deal
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The Detroit Tigers made a huge splash amid Thursday's MLB non-waiver trade deadline, acquiring Tampa Bay Rays ace David Price in a three-team deal.    

Ken Rosenthal of FoxSports.com first reported the big news:

Fox Sports 1's Jon Morosi provided the full details for the massive trade:

Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski already bolstered the bullpen by landing Joakim Soria, but now he's added to a loaded starting pitching staff with Price entering the fold. Twitter has had plenty to say in light of this monumental deal.    

ESPN Stats & Info noted just how powerful the trio at the top of Detroit's rotation is, as Price joins Max Scherzer and Justin Verlander:

Baseball-Reference took the opportunity to point out just how nice Price is trending this season:

Sports finance expert Robert Raiola weighed in on what Price's deal means for the Tigers:

An interesting scene unfolded for one of the Detroit players involved in the blockbuster trade, per SportsCenter:

CBS Sports personality Doug Gottlieb weighed in on the bizarre situation:

Outfielder Austin Jackson now brings a hot bat to the Seattle Mariners, per Sportradio 950 KJR's Dave Mahler:

Joe Sheehan of Sports Illustrated and USA Today's Bob Nightengale feel the Mariners made out rather well by jumping into the Price sweepstakes:

But the biggest name in this deal is Price, of course. Chris Fedor of Cleveland.com was in disbelief—along with many others—that Price was moved:

Rivals.com's Sean Callahan noted how this move by the American League Central-leading Tigers suggests they are chasing the AL's top team in the hunt for the Commissioner's Trophy in October:

The Big Lead's Jason McIntyre feels it's a mere formality that the Tigers and Oakland Athletics will meet in the ALCS:

FanGraphs.com's David Cameron had a bit of a different take on the situation and how it pertains to Detroit beyond the 2014 campaign:

Andrew Gruman of Fox Sports Wisconsin felt the Rays could have netted more in return for such a pristine asset in Price:

Interestingly, Price thought he was out of the woods and off the trading block well before he was dealt:

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After grinding away on a small-market team, though, this has to be one of the best-case scenarios Price could have possibly imagined in the event he was traded.

In a best-of-seven playoff series, Detroit suddenly has a phenomenal chance to win three of the requisite four games to clinch now that it has Price, Scherzer and Verlander dealing. Even though Verlander is in the midst of a slumping season, the Tigers also have Rick Porcello (12-5, 3.24 ERA) pitching extremely well, and veteran Anibal Sanchez has also been stellar.

Power pitching can intimidate even the most formidable lineups and bring them to their knees, especially in the playoffs. That is what Price and his MLB-leading 189 strikeouts bring to the table in Detroit. This strong of a staff will aid the Tigers' efforts to get over the hump and enhance their odds of winning their first World Series since 1984.  

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