The way too early 2019 Boston Red Sox starting rotation
David Price has had an up and down stint with the Red Sox. I have no problem admitting there have been times where I wasn’t his biggest fan. But he put up a great 2018 posting a 16-7 record with a 3.58 ERA, his best season since 2016.
The reason I have Price as my number one starter is due to his showing in the postseason. For his entire career Price has been a shell of himself once the calendar flips to October.
This season he finally got that demon off his back. He would finally get his first win in the postseason and have a dominant World Series showing. The emotion that he showed as each inning passed was something Red Sox fans have been clamoring for.
Though Price has been the number two guy since Sale came to town, I really like the idea of him taking the top spot after what he did this season.
He more than earned it during the 2018 campaign and the roles could always be reversed if it doesn’t pan out.
But for me, I love to see Price with the ball on Opening Day. He won me over this season and is a major reason why the Red Sox were able to hoist the Commissioner’s Trophy this season.