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Insider Only MLB Rumors: Lester likely to be traded, Brewers in on Price?

Things appear likely that one of David Price and Jon Lester will be traded by Thursday’s trade deadline with the stronger chance of Lester getting traded.
Buster Olney of ESPN reports there is a growing expectation of Lester getting traded with the LA Dodgers the most likely landing spot.

There is talk of the Dodgers including top prospects and Matt Kemp to secure a deal for Lester.
Acquiring Lester would give the Dodgers a pitching staff of Clayton Kershaw, Zach Grienke, Jon Lester, Hyun-Jin Ryu and Josh Beckett.
Whether David Price gets moved is going to come down to the wire.
The favorites had been considered the Dodgers, Cardinals or Mariners. A sleeper to keep an eye on per Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports is the Milwaukee Brewers.
Are the Pirates a sleeper for Lester or Price?

As noted many times, the Pirates have the prospects to acquire either if they wanted, but all indications are they have not re-entered the mix for Price in recent weeks. Doesn’t mean they closed the door on either possibility, though.

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