Aug 30, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Taijuan Walker (27) pitches during the fourth inning against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Taijuan Walker Will Not Be Traded For David Price

It seems the speculation may finally be over. So too may be the trade talks between the Seattle Mariners and the Tampa Bay Rays regarding SP David Price. It has been long rumored that any package from Seattle for Price would have to include prized prospect Taijuan Walker.

But now, at least according to Jon Heyman and a source referred to as “seattle person” those talks will NOT involve Walker.

Seattle general manager Jack Zduriencik had indicated previously his belief that Walker would be with the Mariners this year. Apparently that has not changed.

There were a significant number of people who believed when the whole “Walker lost his number and knew nothing about it” thing happened when the club announced the signings of Corey Hart and Logan Morrison, that it meant in a very “Get Smart” sort of way that Walker’s days in Seattle were numbered.

Apparently we can put that to rest as well.

Again, if there is any truth to the report that the Mariners are done this offseason, we can put to bed ALL of these rumors. But regardless of financial implications, it appears that David Price to the Mariners won’t happen anytime soon.

And so long as the cost was going to be Walker, I’m okay with Price staying where he is.

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  • drwheelock

    Me too. Walker pax and Zunino have to stay unless of course we’re talkin Stanton a franchise player!!!

    • Jesse Oglesby

      Why do Zunino and Paxton have to stay?

  • drwheelock

    Teams are finally wising up realizing how valuable these club controlled prospects/played are. TB stocks their Farm and roster with all these top young controlled players on EVERY trade…and can contend every year against these huge market $$$ teams in the AL East

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