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Rays’ Price backs away from Cubs talk

By Paul Sullivan Chicago Tribune (MCT) • Updated Jul 15, 2014 at 10:38 PM

MINNEAPOLIS — Rays ace David Price spent part of his All-Star day trying to convince people he wasn’t lobbying to be traded to the Cubs, even though there was no chance of that happening anyway.

It all stemmed from Price’s comment Monday on how “special” it would be to win a championship with the Cubs, who have not won the World Series since 1908.

“Go back and watch the entire interview,” Price told the Chicago Tribune before Tuesday’s game. “I just said there are different teams I’d like to be traded to, and I’m not going to make any one of those teams public. I was asked what were some of the things I’d look for (on a team) I wanted to be traded to.

“I’d love to win. I’d love somebody to have good players coming up to continue to win, like the Cubs. That’d probably be the coolest place to win a World Series, only because most people who are still breathing have not seen the Cubs win. I think anybody in this clubhouse would probably agree that would be the coolest place to win a World Series.

“Then it turned into whatever you all wrote, so … it’s not my problem.”

Price then laughed.

“It probably just gave me more Twitter followers though,” he said.

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