There was the possibility of a trade that might have included a package to bring David Price to the Texas Rangers in exchange for Mitch Moreland along with several other players.
Also, besides the rumor about a possible Price trade, there were talks about swapping Matt Joyce for Moreland.
It appears now though, those options are gone.
— Rotoworld Baseball (@Rotoworld_BB) December 13, 2013
Today the Tampa Bays Rays have came to an agreement with first baseman James Loney on a 3 year deal worth $21 million. The former Dodger and Red Sox played for the Rays last year playing very well for them batting a .299/.348/.430/.778 with 13 home runs and 75 RBI.
That option for the Rays was clearly better and they got him at a good price.
Mitch Moreland will likely play at first base and DH some in the 2014 season for the Texas Rangers. Last year he had a batting average of .232/.299/.437/.736 with 23 home runs and 60 RBI. He was down from his 2012 numbers, but he should rebound in 2014 since he is now heathly.