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Detroit Tigers Trade David Price to Toronto Blue Jays

The Detroit Tigers have agreed to trade David Price to the Toronto Blue Jays in exchange for Daniel Norris, Jairo Labourt and Matt Boyd  Detroit was supposed to be good in 2015.  Their 49-52 record, 12.5 games behind the first place Kansas City Royals, says otherwise.  With a ton of money tied up in players like Miguel Cabrera, Justin Verlander, Victor Martinez, Ian Kinsler, Yoenis Cespedes, Anibal Sanchez and Joe Nathan, the Tigers can not afford to sign David Price to a long term contract. 

The Tigers acquired Price last MLB trade deadline, sending Drew Smyly to the Tampa Bay Rays and Austin Jackson to the Seattle Mariners.

Price went 13-8 over 32 starts for Detroit, posting a 2.90 ERA with a 1.12 WHIP, both below his career numbers.  The Tigers are 15-6 in games Price has started this season, but he owns a 9-4 record.

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Toronto is 7 games behind the New York Yankees, who sit atop the AL East.  The Blue Jays, Orioles and Rays all have 51 win and are percentage points behind the Minnesota Twins for that 2nd wild card spot. 
Outside of Mark Buehrle and R.A. Dickey, the Blue Jays have had to rely on Drew Hutchinson (ERA over 5.00), Marco Estrada and spot starts from Felix Doubront and Scott Copeland.

At +100, the Blue Jays have the 2nd best run differential in the MLB, behind the St. Louis Cardinals.  With plenty of division games left, the AL East is wide open.

Norris started the season in the Jays rotation, but labored through 23 innings over 5 starts.  He is 3-10 with a 4.27 ERA at AAA Buffalo.  Still just 22 years old, Norris is a talented prospect and was Toronto's #1 prospect.

Boyd made two starts for the Jays and didn't even get an out in his 2nd start against the Red Sox.  Boston scored 8 in the first inning.  However, he owns a 1.68 ERA in the Minors this season across 112 IP.  He is the Jays 11th best prospect.