Sep 24, 2015; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Red Sox president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski (left) introduces Mike Hazen (right) as the team
The Boston Red Sox are desperately in need of an ace to anchor their rotation. The free agent market is ripe with enticing options, but each of the top starting pitchers available come with their fair share of cautionary flags. If the Red Sox could sign one pitcher among the group of David Price, Zack Greinke and Johnny Cueto, which of these aces would be the best fit in Boston?
This topic spurned an intense debate among the BoSox Injection staff, which led to various opinions that weighed the risks and rewards of each of these top-tier free agent pitchers. We’d like to share with you the highlights of our discussion, which have been compiled below. Have an opinion of your own? Feel free to join the debate by expressing your thoughts in the comments section!
Let’s get things started.
Sean Penney: As long as ownership is willing to open up their wallets, David Price is the most likely pitcher on this list of aces to prove to be worth the, ah… price. He is a proven commodity in the AL East, having started his career with the Tampa Bay Rays and later thriving following a trade north of the border to join the Toronto Blue Jays. We know that Dave Dombrowski is drawn to power pitchers like Price, who finished 4th in the league in strikeouts this season. He once traded for Price when he was the general manager of the Detroit Tigers and must be salivating at the opportunity to acquire him again.
What do you guys think? Even if Price ends up demanding the most lucrative contract of the three, is he worth it?
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