David Price has collected the wins but does Price have the health? Price is sitting on 150 wins, has a Cy Young Award, a 20-win season, and another $96 million owed for three seasons. Price has developed a history of nicks and dents with the Red Sox, going just 7-5 in 2019. Based on his Red Sox history of even-numbered years being productive, maybe Price will win 16 as he did in 2018?
With pitchers it all comes down to health and baseball is littered with stars that shined bright and quickly faded, such as Tim Lincecum being a recent example. What Price does have is financial security and a damn good offense. Price also has tossed the negative specter of playoff baseball into the dustbin.
What Price needs is a return to his fits Red Sox season (17-9, 3.99) for the remainder of his contract either in Boston or elsewhere to be considered. At this juncture, Price appears to be similar to Sabathia, but getting 250 wins may be remote. Prices’ changes all hinge on longevity and staying in one piece.