By Ashley Dunkak
COMERICA PARK (CBS DETROIT) – In one aspect, Thursday’s deadline deal that made David Price a Detroit Tiger surprised general manager Dave Dombrowski as much as anybody else.
He had talked with Tampa Bay Rays general manager Andrew Friedman a week and a half earlier about acquiring Price, but the conversations were casual, and those dwindled considerably, to the point that Dombrowski thought a trade was unlikely to happen.
“When we first talked, I thought it was a possibility that basically diminished to feeling like yesterday, in the morning, if you’d have asked me, ‘What’s your chances of getting David Price?’ I’d have said, ‘Probably zero,’ because we had no ongoing conversations at that point,” Dombrowski said. “Sometimes you have to let things play out, too, and you just could kind of see what was happening. Not that we didn’t know what was going on with other clubs and what…
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