After being put on the market yesterday afternoon, the Toronto Blue Jays are apparently close to a deal that would net them Tigers' ace David Price. CBS's Jon Heyman first reported the deal, with Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal confirming. The Tigers would receive highly rated starting pitching prospect Daniel Norris in return, and will likely receive outfield prospect Anthony Alford, per Fox Sports' Jon Paul Morosi.
Price is the crown jewel of the trade market, and the Blue Jays seem to have the prospects that could lure Detroit into making the deal. Price currently is in the midst of yet another dominant season, posting a career best ERA of 2.53, along with a 3.00 FIP and 3.5 fWAR.
The Tigers, who are rebooting for 2016 according to team president and general manager Dave Dombrowski, would benefit greatly from a number of Toronto's top prospect. Left-handed Triple-A pitcher Matt Boyd may also be involved. While Alford would be more of a longterm investment, both Norris and Boyd are on the verge of being major league ready, which would stick to the narrative that the Tigers are retooling for next season.