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David Price donates $300K to build field for special needs kids

David Taylor Price who was born and raised in Murfreesboro, Tenn., and attended Vanderbilt University, has donated $300,000 to build a baseball field for special needs children in his hometown state. Named Miracle Field, the new ballpark is located in Nashville’s McKnight Park, where the new Boston Red Sox pitcher played baseball as a youngster as well. A groundbreaking ceremony...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
2 days ago  |  Discuss

David Price either really wants to build a snowman or is going stir crazy

David Price really enjoys the snow. As in, he really, really loves it.The Boston Red Sox's new $217 million man seemingly has documented the descent of every snowflake at his Nashville home Friday.Perhaps that is because he can't leave his house.Hopefully, this won't end the way it did for Jack at the Overlook Hotel.Among the moments in Price's winter wonderland:
Via Fox Sports
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox welcome David Price's dog to the team

David Price wasn’t the only one who received a hero’s welcome this week. The Boston Red Sox introduced Price, who signed a seven-year, $217 million contract, at a press conference Friday, before which the pitcher’s family received flowers. Price’s dog, Astro, wasn’t in attendance for the ceremony, unfortunately, but the Sox still have big plans for the pooch. Astro...
December 06, 2015  |  Discuss

How Red Sox Signed David Price: Nashville Dinner Set Stage For Deal

David Price was on the Red Sox’s radar from the moment Dave Dombrowski was hired as Boston’s president of baseball operations back in August. The front office admitted as much Friday at Price’s introductory press conference at Fenway Park. The Red Sox’s first significant step toward signing the ace to a seven-year, $217 million contract, however, came Nov. 19 in Nashville...
December 06, 2015  |  Discuss

David Price, Red Sox have raised the cost of starting pitchers

The Red Sox set a new record on Tuesday night when they signed David Price to a seven-year, $217 million deal (an average of $31 million per year), the highest ever for a starting pitcher. The previous high was the seven-year extension given to Clayton Kershaw by the Dodgers at $215 million, although Kershaw was signed prior to his age 26 season, not age 30 and was not yet...
Via The Outside Corner
December 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Red Sox could outspend teams by $40M for David Price

There is a growing belief that the Boston Red Sox are willing to spend more than any other team for free agent pitcher David Price. How much more? A lot more, according to one report. One American League general manager told Peter Gammons this week that he believes the Red Sox will offer Price $30 million to $40 million more than any other team. Gammons also said he has spoken to...
Via Larry Brown Sports
November 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Blue Jays fans create website in effort to keep David Price

A contingent of Toronto Blue Jays backers became the latest example of how fans will launch grassroots efforts to make sure their voices are heard. With David Price being one of the most coveted free agents on the market, Blue Jays fans want to make it clear to the pitcher — and the organization — that he’s wanted back next season. The fans have launched a website called...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
November 25, 2015  |  Discuss

David Price has funny response to free agency rumors

David Price had a funny response on Twitter to all the free agency rumors about him. On Monday FOX MLB reporter Ken Rosenthal said on MLB Network that he thinks the Boston Red Sox will be major players for Price and/or Zack Greinke. That was enough to get the rumor mill churning. Here was Price’s humorous response later in the evening: I can always tell the big rumor days…tons...
Via Larry Brown Sports
November 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Looking back: Postseason dues paid in full for David Price

Over the years, Major League Baseball has seen a variety of postseason pitching performances that have topped the leader board and left many impressed. From Bob Gibson with the 1967 St. Louis Cardinals going 3-0 with three complete games, to Madison Bumgarner with the 2014 San Francisco Giants going 2-0 with a 0.43 ERA and a complete game shut-out, pitchers have long been seizing...
Via The Sports Quotient
October 31, 2015  |  Discuss

What's behind David Price's postseason struggles?

David Price can’t pitch in the postseason, maybe you’ve heard. It’s a decent 56.2 inning sample at this point, but it’s just a little bit more than a month’s worth of work. He’s had six worse months in his career. Still, to be fair to the hand-wringing, if he had a month with a 4.10 FIP, we’d be talking about it here as well. So let’s try to look at why David Price...
Via Fangraphs
October 23, 2015  |  Discuss

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