David Price will have the opportunity to opt out of his contact with the Boston Red Sox after this season. Should fans want him to go or stick around?
There isn’t a more polarizing player on the Boston Red Sox than David Price. Even when things are going well for the talented lefty there will still be no shortage of critics eager to tear him down. Whether it’s the misconception that he never steps up in big moments or his clashes with the media. Price has his fair share of appreciative supporters who want to keep him in a Red Sox uniform yet he will always have a rather vocal mob looking to run him out of town.
One of those sides is going to get their wish after this season. Price has an opt-out clause in his contract that would allow him to hit the free agent market this winter. If he doesn’t exercise this clause then he’s locked in for another four years at a total of $127 million.
A lot will factor into Price’s decision. Does he think he can bank more long-term money on a new contract by diving back into free agency? Is there any truth to the notion that Price has never been comfortable in Boston and can’t wait to get out of here?
These are questions only Price can answer. While fans have no say in the matter, we can still debate whether or not we want the enigmatic southpaw to opt out.