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Jun 18, 2013; San Jose, CA, USA; Carolina Mudcats short stop Francisco Lindor (12) during the fourth inning of the California League vs Carolina League All Star Game at San Jose Municipal Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

Factory Lines: David Price, Francisco Lindor, Josh Gordon, Drake & More

Rumors have the Indians interested in obtaining Rays’ ace David Price, but apparently Tampa Bay is asking for 20-year-old prospect Francisco Lindor in return.

Obviously, the Indians are reluctant to deal Lindor, who is supposed to start at shortstop next season. A package of Carlos Santana, Danny Salazar and some other prospects was thought to be on the table, and if it is, Tampa’s reluctant to accept, because their asking price is Lindor, in addition to Santana.

If you go by ESPN’s Jim Bowden (subscription) says, the Rays won’t be moving Price for the sake of getting a deal done. The team wants to see if it can get back into the division race (currently 9 1/2 out), before it sends one of the best pitchers in the game packing.

MLB Trade rumors also speculates that the Rays will want more in return for Price than what the Cubs received for Jeff Samardzija. Chicago walked away with Addison Russell, one of the top prospects in the game. That signals to Tribe fans that any conversation the Rays and Indians have, probably starts and ends with Lindor, at least for now.

Price is making $14 million this season and can’t be a free agent until after next season.

Investors Daily Business wrote a lengthy profile on Tribe Hall-of-Famer Bob Feller.

• Drake wants to buy property in Cleveland, after LeBron James announced he was returning to the north shore, via WFNY.

• ESPN writer Ashley Fox penned a column explaining why the Browns can’t abandon Josh Gordon.

• The MLB All-Star Game actually increased viewership during Tuesday’s broadcast. According to Yahoo, 11.34 million viewers tuned in, which is about 340,000 more than last year. You can thank Derek Jeter for that.

• And in case you missed it, the Cleveland Browns are now valued at over $1 billion, according to Forbes.

Tags: Bob Feller Cleveland David Price Drake Factory Lines Francisco Lindor Josh Gordon MLB Trade Rumors

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