Originally Posted by OmahaChief
It was probably the Orioles GM that said this.
By the time Nate McClouth was Lough's age, he had already posted TWO seasons of 20+ HR in the major leagues.
I doubt David Lough EVER hits 20 HR in an MLB season. He might be more productive/able to match McClouth's production at this point in their careers, but there's a reason McClouth was an MLB regular at age 24 while Lough continued to toil in the minors.
McClouth also has a career OBP 80 points higher than his average (.250/.335). Doubt Lough ever posts a single full season in which he has that type of split. He'd have to hit .300 to post a .330 OBP.
Originally Posted by HemiEd
Holy crap, no thanks!
Yes, the Rays price for Price is really high. So high, they might price themselves out of the market. What contending team can afford to give up the type of talent they're requesting back?
A star-level, established MLB hitter (Santana/Perez) PLUS an elite pitching prospect PLUS an elite position prospect at SS?
David Price is great, but that type of trade is so one-sided in favor of the Rays, I can't see anyone making it.