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The price of Jason Bay

There's been some talk of the Rangers coming in and trying to buy low on Jason Bay...just to give you a flavor, here's the deal Will Carroll is saying is being discussed:

A five-player trade between Cleveland and Pittsburgh has been discussed, and while it likely won't go down in Nashville, the talks could be rekindled at some later date during the offseason. The Indians would send left-hander Cliff Lee, catcher Kelly Shoppach, and outfielder Franklin Gutierrez to the Pirates for Bay and catcher Ronny Paulino. However, the Pirates are said to prefer a young left-hander, either Aaron Laffey or Jeremy Sowers, in Lee's place.

The Rangers don't have a Franklin Gutierrez -- the equivalent probably would have been Nelson Cruz, if Nelson Cruz had turned out to be good, although Gutierrez is younger and has more upside.