Report: Sox, Rays GMs were free to trade aces to any team but Yanks

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We break no news when we point out that David Price was traded to the Tigers and Jon Lester was traded to the Athletics in advance of the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline.

It is to be assumed, of course, that Rays GM Andrew Friedman and Red Sox GM Ben Cherington fielded many inquiries before eventually settling on a deal for their respective aces. According to one report, however, each team's owner was not inclined to greenlight any swap with the colossus in the Bronx ... 

Take that, Yankees!

Heavy is the head that wears the crown, even when it hasn't worn it since 2009. 

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