Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 5/8/13
Excluded from our breakdown of early-season flops was David Price. The reigning American League Cy Young winner certainly seemed like a candidate for this list, given his 5.21 ERA and 1.37 WHIP in April. Price was granted clemency, as the Tampa ace had submitted four quality starts in six outings, with ill-fated ventures against the Indians (five innings, 10 hits, three walks, eight runs on April 7) and Orioles (eight hits, five runs in six innings on April 18) laying the hammer to his figures. Besides, a three-time All-Star in the prime of his career deserves a semblance of patience, right? Right? Price's latest foray (11 hits, three walks and nine runs in 6 2/3 innings of work in Coors Fields) puts that question in doubt, as his stat line now sits at a 1-3 record with a 6.25 ERA and 1.48 WHIP in seven starts. After surrendering 16 homers in 211 innings last summer, Price has already conceded eight long balls in 44 2/3 innings. Opposing batters are hitting .302 versus the lefty w...
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