Red Sox: What if Boston never overpaid to sign David Price?
The jury is still out on David Price and there have been rumors of him opting out of his contract in hopes that a team out is going to be willing to give him a new 5-6 year deal worth $27-30 million a year. Given his injury in 2017 however, the odds of a team giving him that type of contract is going to decrease unless he makes a great case in 2018. Could he rebound to lead Boston next season along with fellow ace pitchers Porcello and Sale?
By the end of 2017, all three will have a Cy Young Award. With almost 20 wins on the season, an ERA under 3.00 and over 300 strike outs, Sale is headed in that direction. Will we ever see that kind of production out of Price again? That question that has yet to be answered. While some think he is over the hill and is just about done, some still have faith for a comeback. His arm is spent, he’s not throwing hard anymore, he doesn’t care. Those are just some of the things that people are saying about him.
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Price has proved doubters wrong in the past on several occasions. Here’s to hoping that before 2017 is over and 2018 happens that Price can get back to his winning form. In the event that Price tests the free agent market, fans should challenge Dave Dombrowski to not desperately make a gutsy move to resign him immediately. Especially considering how much money is owed to players that are no longer on the team.
Stay tuned for the next “What If” article coming out in two weeks.