David Price MUST be traded -- SOON.

Alarming statement but, that's exactly how Times writer Marc Topkin put it in his every-Sunday column, so it sounds like things are getting real.

"In David Price's mind, he knows it's going to happen, too and, just 'just get it over with'." Topkin told Rick and Ronnie Monday morning on the Sports Page, taking a guess at Price's mentality.

There are many obvious reasons why a deal will indeed happen, the big one being money. Tampa Bay can't afford to sign Price to a long-term contract.

To check out what Topkin wrote head to THIS link.

Here's the full conversation with Topkin on Monday's Sports Page.