Sternberg said before Saturday's game against the Chicago Cubs that the one regret he could think of as an owner was when Tampa Bay didn't add a hitter during the 2010 season.
He doesn't have any second thoughts about the three-team trade July 31 that sent Price to Detroit. The Rays acquired left-hander Drew Smyly and minor-league shortstop Willy Adames from the Tigers along with infielder Nick Franklin from the Seattle Mariners.
For Sternberg and the Rays, moves like that are what the small-market franchise has to do to stay competitive, even if it means sending away stars.
Price Traded To Tigers
The "Baseball Tonight" crew breaks down the Tigers' move to acquire Rays pitcher David Price.
Richard Justice On David Price And Jon Lester Trades
Richard Justice joins Keith Olbermann to discuss some big pitching moves at the trade deadline, and which staff is better with the addition of an ace-the Detroit Tigers with David Price, or the Oakland A's with Jon Lester.