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Tigers get David Price from Rays

Oh, you thought Jon Lester-for-Yoenis Cespedes was the only major trade of deadline day? Not so fast. The Detroit Tigers have landed David Price from the Tampa Bay Rays as part of a three-team deal that keeps Motown's team firmly in the chase for that elusive next World Series. The Seattle Mariners, meanwhile, get Austin Jackson, while the Rays have picked up Drew Smyly and Nick Franklin. What do you make of it?

More: Your take on the Jon Lester trade?

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  • Is David Price still an elite pitcher?

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  • What do you make of the Rays' part in the David Price trade?

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How do the top left-handed starters in Major League Baseball stack up? That question has been answered by our experts in the latest installment of the Baseball Tonight 100 (#BBTN100), a project to rank the top players across all 30 teams. We'll reveal a new position each day and unveil the overall 1-100 rankings March 27.

Do you agree with the experts' take on lefties? Simply click on the images of the top 10 below to submit your ballot.

Rank: #BBTN100 Top Left-Handers

Madison Bumgarner

Madison Bumgarner

San Francisco Giants
BBTN Rank: 5

Gio Gonzalez

Gio Gonzalez

Washington Nationals
BBTN Rank: 8

Cole Hamels

Cole Hamels

Philadelphia Phillies
BBTN Rank: 6

Clayton Kershaw

Clayton Kershaw

Los Angeles Dodgers
BBTN Rank: 1

Cliff Lee

Cliff Lee

Philadelphia Phillies
BBTN Rank: 4

Jon Lester

Jon Lester

Boston Red Sox
BBTN Rank: 7

Francisco Liriano

Francisco Liriano

Pittsburgh Pirates
BBTN Rank: 10

David Price

David Price

Tampa Bay Rays
BBTN Rank: 2

CC Sabathia

CC Sabathia

New York Yankees
BBTN Rank: 9

Chris Sale

Chris Sale

Chicago White Sox
BBTN Rank: 3

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MLB Offseason Questions

The Red Sox may be world champions, but just because you won a World Series doesn't mean you get to stand pat. The team will be facing several big decisions this offseason, including whether or not to keep Jacoby Ellsbury. Their rival Yankees will need to make a big financial commitment to Robinson Cano to keep him, and the Rays might trade David Price before they lose him in free agency. How do you see these offseason moves playing out?

Where will Jacoby Ellsbury be playing next season?

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  • Should the Yankees give Robinson Cano a 10-year, $300 million contract?

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  • What should the Rays do with David Price in this offseason?

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David Price's future in Tampa?

David Price has been the Rays' franchise starter for years, but given the team's habit of trading star players before they become unaffordable, he thinks he'll be wearing a different uniform in 2014. Price may make $13 million next season, and despite his Cy Young Award in 2012, the frugal Rays may think it prudent to start up another youth movement. Despite a rough start in the American League Division Series, Price is still one of the best pitchers in the league, but would it be worth keeping him in Tampa?

Should the Rays trade David Price?

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  • Where does David Price rank among MLB pitchers?

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  • How much does David Price's seven-inning, seven ER performance in the ALDS matter to you when evaluating him?

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Max Scherzer has been near perfect through his first 20 starts, notching a 19-1 record and on the brink of becoming the first pitcher since Roger Clemons in 2001 to start the season 20-1. But does Scherzer's record mean he's a better pitcher than the MLB ERA leader Clayton Kershaw? Click the images below to set your rankings!

Baseball's best pitchers

Bartolo Colon

Bartolo Colon

Athletics
14-5, 2.97 ERA

Patrick Corbin

Patrick Corbin

Diamondbacks
13-4, 2.79 ERA

Yu Darvish

Yu Darvish

Rangers
12-5, 2.68 ERA

Jorge De La Rosa

Jorge De La Rosa

Rockies
14-6, 3.28 ERA

Jose Fernandez

Jose Fernandez

Marlins
10-5, 2.30 ERA

Zack Greinke

Zack Greinke

Dodgers
13-3, 2.86 ERA

Matt Harvey

Matt Harvey

Mets
9-5, 2.27 ERA

Felix Hernandez

Felix Hernandez

Mariners
12-8, 2.97 ERA

Clayton Kershaw

Clayton Kershaw

Dodgers
13-8, 1.72 ERA

Hiroki Kuroda

Hiroki Kuroda

Yankees
11-10, 2.89 ERA

Cliff Lee

Cliff Lee

Phillies
11-6, 3.07 ERA

Francisco Liriano

Francisco Liriano

Pirates
14-6, 2.74 ERA

Mike Minor

Mike Minor

Braves
13-5, 2.99 ERA

David Price

David Price

Rays
8-5, 3.28 ERA

Chris Sale

Chris Sale

White Sox
10-12, 2.99 ERA

Anibal Sanchez

Anibal Sanchez

Tigers
11-7, 2.61 ERA

Max Scherzer

Max Scherzer

Tigers
19-1, 2.73 ERA

Justin Verlander

Justin Verlander

Tigers
12-10, 3.73 ERA

Adam Wainwright

Adam Wainwright

Cardinals
15-8, 2.96 ERA

Jordan Zimmerman

Jordan Zimmerman

Nationals
15-7, 3.32 ERA

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