The Detroit Tigers may have finally decided whether to buy or sell this trade season. Today they began calling teams, telling them that they are "rebooting", according to Jayson Stark of ESPN. The team is now willing to listen to offers, including on David Price and Yoenis Cespedes.
Tigers leading the Rays 2-1 through 7. As mentioned: Some teams sense the outcome of this game could push DET one way or the other w/ Price.— Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) July 29, 2015
Imagine running a team where a win or a loss on July 29 determines whether you buy or sell. Amazing. https://t.co/DXePD843Ps— MLB Daily Dish (@mlbdailydish) July 29, 2015
It has been a back and forth decision for the Tigers, as they are only four games back of the second Wild Card spot. Price has another year of control, which lumps him right in with Hamels as a top target for teams in need of starting pitching. Cespedes, on the other hand, is a free agent at the end of the year. Teams may view his price in the same vein as they do Justin Upton, who is also a free agent at year's end.
Cespedes is having a great year, hitting .289 with a .321 on-base percentage to go with 17 homers and 58 RBI's. Price is 9-4 with a 2.53 ERA in 2015 and is sure to start a bidding war between a number of teams.