Latest on Pitching Market: Rays, Orioles shopping their starters

David Price PolaroidThe chances are increasing that the Rays deal one of David PriceJeremy Hellickson, or James Shields (CBS Sports).

The Orioles could be interested in dealing a starting pitcher for a power hitter (MASN).

Despite Ricky Nolasco‘s trade demands, the Marlins say they’re not trading him (ESPN).

The Angels are interested in Edwin Jackson as a fallback to Zack Greinke (CBS Sports).

Ryan Dempster is seeking a three-year deal, but has drawn interest from the Diamondbacks, Brewers, and Twins (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel).

The Mariners are looking to keep Felix Hernandez in Seattle for the rest of his career (CBS Sports).

Michael Baron, Contributor

It’s important to watch what the Rays and Orioles do, as they seek offense for starting pitching. If they strike a deal before the Mets decide what they’re doing with R.A. Dickey and Jon Niese, that can have implications on their return. Depending on how the market defines itself in those deals can determine whether or not the Mets can get what they seek in a trade for their arms.