Found February 20, 2013 on Just Sports And Just Us:

Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher, David Price, will be a free agent in 2016. The Rays can trade Price at any time before they lose him for nothing. I'm not knocking the way the Rays operate, but Price could be gone sooner than later unless the Rays make a World Series run. There is one team that Price wouldn't want to go to. The New York Yankees. Price told Fox Sports reporter Jon Paul Morosi, that if and when he does hit free agency there are teams that he wouldn't sign with because of certain rules and policies. The Yankees have a no facial hair policy and that doesn't go over well with Price. Price sports a beard and doesn't plan on getting rid of it. “It’s a joke to me, that I had less rules in college than I would on some major league teams. That’s not my style, man. I couldn’t do it on some of these teams I hear about. I couldn’t do it. I’m a grown man.”  “If I ever did hit that free-agent market, there would be teams I wouldn’t sign with simply because of the stuff that I’ve heard – every rule they have. Being here since 2007, being treated like a grownup, given that respect and freedom and space – it grows on you.” “I wouldn’t stay there (New York) very long then,” he responded. “I wouldn’t sign a long-term deal there. Those rules, that’s old-school baseball. I was born in ’85. That’s not for me. That’s not something I want to be a part of.”      We all know money talks and current Yankee C.C. Sabathia said that he didn't want to play in New York until the Brinks truck rolled in. Price may simply be a different cat. He just likes to play the game and hopes to compete for championships. There will be plenty of where will Price go to rumors over the next 2-3 years, but as a fan i hope he stays in Tampa.

  • Amazing that a guy thinks his facial hair even looks good. I wouldn't want him with that attitude on my team. He looks sloppy and being a yankee would have helped him clean up and look like a man. Right now he looks grubby and could pass as an ape. Amazing his facial hair controls his thinking are mostly dumb.
  • lmfao.. so you'd let your job tell you how you can wear your facial hair... ? ..LOLOLOLOL Derp
  • Razor bumps, or PFB-pseudofolliculitis barbae is a skin health issue predominant among black men. The only known effective cure is not shaving.

    Strict "Yankees image" team policy notwithstanding, black athletes afflicted with PFB should be allowed to grow facial
    hair as long as it is neatly trimmed in keeping with the Boss' "image" concerns.

    If Price concern is only because such team rule on appearance, facial hair in particular violates his own "I’m a grown man” personal rules, then he is not suitable to wear pinstripes... with or without beard.
  • What makes this horses asss think the Yankees are even interested in him? Screw you Price.
  • theyd be stupid not to since he pretty much owns their asses

    just to back up my facts...
    The reigning American League Cy Young Award winner, Price is a pitcher who was still trending upward statistically even as he concluded his outstanding 2012 campaign. Consider that he was 14-for-15 in quality starts with nine wins, a 2.20 ERA, 0.98 WHIP and 108 strikeouts the second half of the season, and from a year-over-year standpoint, he has increased both his strikeout-to-walk ratio and his average fastball velocity in each of the past three seasons. Oh, toss in the fact that his ground-ball rate has risen accordingly in the same three-year pattern, to the point that it was higher than 50 percent in 2012 (52.4, to be exact), and Price has become a high-strikeout, ground-ball-inducing dynamo, minimizing his risk of regression. Wins might be a difficult category for American League East pitchers -- Price's 20 carried a healthy chunk of value in rotisserie -- but that might be the only category in which he stands to suffer any noticeable decline. Now 27, he is a member of the game's elite.
  • BTW, close ups of CC show mild case of PFB. But it can and will worsen in due time with frequent shaving especially very close shaves. When that time comes, he should be allowed to not shave, at least not daily and not too close. It would be interesting to see a Yankee with five o'clock shadow look...or fully grown beard...and mustache.


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