David Price RUMORS & NEWS

  • Price: I'll endorse Bautista anytime

    The Score "David Price has no problem standing in Jose Bautista's corner. The Boston Red Sox ace admitted Tuesday that while the general public's perception of the slugger may not be entirely favorable - even more so after Sunday's bench-clearing brawl - spending half a season as his Toronto Blue Jays..." May 17

  • Don’t Worry About David Price

    Baseball Essential "Let’s start with a little game of good news, bad news. As is tradition, the good news comes first: after inking a seven-year deal worth upwards of $200 million with the Boston Red Sox this offseason, left-handed ace David Price has begun the season with a record of 4-0 in his first six starts. The..." May 04

  • David Price reflects after latest Fenway rout: 'I know I'm better than that'

    USA Today "When the Red Sox signed left-hander David Price to a seven-year, $217 million contract in December it was with the expectation that he wouldshut down opponents, especially those in the American League East, creating some room between the Red Sox at the top of the division and everyone else, go..." April 22

  • David Price Officially Named Opening Day Starter

    WEEI Boston "It was absolutely no surprise, but it had to be announced at some point. Tuesday morning was that moment. According to Red Sox manager John Farrell, David Price is going to be the Red Sox Opening Day starter. It will be Price’s fifth Opening Day start, three of which came with Tampa Bay, and..." March 29

  • David Price: Players should ‘express ourselves with our shoes’

    WEEI Boston "You have Goose Gossage saying ballplayers are being too flamboyant and putting themselves before the grand ol’ game of baseball. Bryce Harper, conversely, suggested the game needed more spice. This we can all agree on: baseball has a problem. Its audience is getting older and older, and shaving..." March 12

  • Jon Lester: 'No hard feelings' after Red Sox go all in for David Price

    Chicago Sun-Times "He had a right to feel angry. Maybe even betrayed. But when Jon Lester saw the Boston Red Sox pursue David Price so much more aggressively this winter than they did their own, homegrown ace a year earlier, what was his response? After Price signed a record $217 million deal, Lester texted..." March 02

  • 2 weeks into his Red Sox career, David Price isn't viewing opt-out as option

    WEEI Boston "It's an unfair question for a player who has been wearing the uniform for just a couple of weeks. But when you're David Price, folks want to know what your legacy is going to be even before a single pitch is thrown. "I hope so," Price said when asked if he thought Boston was going to be his..." February 26

  • David Price on hug with David Ortiz: ‘It was best-case scenario. I needed that. I really needed that’

    WEEI Boston "Red Sox cameras caught David Ortiz greeting new teammate David Price on Monday with a hug and a simple phrase: “I got your back.” In that moment, a look of relief appeared to wash over Price’s face. Turns out it was 100 percent genuine, because the newest Red Sox ace had no idea how he’d be..." February 23

  • David Price gives $300,000 for field for special-needs kids

    Tennessean "Major league pitcher David Price on Thursday celebrated fundraising efforts for a Miracle Field for disabled ball players by donating $300,000. “It’s special,” Price told several dozen people gathered at the SportCom gym that’s within McKnight Park, where he competed as a young baseball..." February 05

  • Epstein: Cubs were a 'distant third' for Price

    WEEI Boston "When the offseason began, many pegged David Price to Chicago to join former Rays manager Joe Maddon in a Wrigley Field reunion. It turns out the Cubs tried to make it happen, but fell well short of the $217 million offer that brought Price to Boston. Appearing on WEEI’s Hot Stove Show on..." December 17

  • David Price’s agent on Blue Jays: He ‘would have absolutely gone back’

    Sportsnet "David Price‘s agent admits he’s surprised that the Toronto Blue Jays did not offer the free agent left-hander a contract and says his client was open to a return to the club. “The Blue Jays were the biggest surprise. David would have absolutely gone back there,” Bo McKinnis told Jim Bowden on..." December 07

  • Pedro convinced Price will thrive in Boston

    MLB.com "Eighteen years ago, Pedro Martinez was the prized new pitching acquisition in Boston. After coming over in a trade from the Expos, Martinez signed a six-year, $75 million extension (plus a $17 million club option) that was record-setting for a pitcher at the time. In other words, Martinez knows..." December 05

  • 'Exciting time' for Red Sox as they introduce David Price

    ESPN "The Boston Red Sox have announced their seven-year, $217 million contract with AL Cy Young runner-up David Price. Meeting the media at a Fenway Park news conference on Friday, Price, 30, said he was looking forward to all his new city has to offer. "Boston was special to me, both good and..." December 05

  • Did losing Anthopoulos cost Jays shot at re-signing Price, too?

    Fox Sports "Would the Toronto Blue Jays have signed David Price if Alex Anthopoulos were still making the team’s baseball decisions? We can’t say it’s terribly likely, because it’s difficult to imagine the Jays matching Boston’s winning bid of $217 million over seven years. But this much is known:..." December 03

  • Reports: Red Sox Were In On Zack Greinke If David Price Deal Fell Through

    NESN "One way or another, Boston Red Sox after president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski was going to make a splash. Free agent David Price woke up Tuesday morning “believing he would be spending the next seven years pitching for the St. Louis Cardinals,” according to USA TODAY Sports’ Bob..." December 02

  • Jays did not make contract offer to Price

    TSN "The Blue Jays did not make an offer to free-agent pitcher David Price, who signed a seven-year, $217-million contract Tuesday with the Boston Red Sox, a baseball source told TSN. The source also told TSN that the Blue Jays will not make contract offers to free agent pitcher Zack Greinke or to..." December 02

  • Will the Red Sox meet the asking Price for David?

    Boston Globe "The Red Sox are prohibitive favorites, at least in the eyes of the media and a few baseball executives, to land free agent David Price for two reasons: president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski’s relationship with the lefthander, whom he acquired and then dealt over the last two trade..." November 29

  • Alex Anthopoulos on David Price: 'He's probably the best teammate I've ever seen'

    WEEI Boston "When appearing on the Hot Stove Show Tuesday night, Red Sox manager John Farrell dropped this in when talking about his team’s pursuit of a front-line starter: “This [would be] someone guys can look up to. You would think it would be someone who would be a leader by example, in addition to the..." November 28

  • NL GM: Red Sox 'will go $30-40M above anyone else' for Price

    The Score "The baseball world took a breather for Thanksgiving on Thursday, but now every general manager's focus is turning to signing the top free agents leading up to the winter meetings in early December. Southpaw David Price is arguably the top pitcher available this fall, and one team appears to be..." November 28

  • Report: Blue Jays not expected to be ‘major factor’ for David Price

    Sportsnet "David Price re-signing with the Toronto Blue Jays appears to be a long shot. While Price reportedly is open to coming back to the Blue Jays, Toronto is not expected be a “major factor” in his free agency, Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports wrote in his column Wednesday. Rosenthal listed a handful..." November 26

  • Demand for Price to be topped only by his upcoming offers

    Fox Sports "The baseball planets are aligned perfectly for David Price. Two heated rivals in the NL Central want him. So do two in the NL West. So does another team from his old AL East that is widely expected to be the high bidder. The essential dynamics, though, remain unchanged --€“ the teams with..." November 26

  • Report: Red Sox will generate highest offer to David Price

    The Score "If money talks, the Boston Red Sox will be the front-runners in the David Price sweepstakes. There's a "high expectation" among major league executives involved in the bidding for Price that the Red Sox will produce the highest contract offer, according to ESPN's Buster Olney. Olney's report..." November 25

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    David Price @DAVIDprice14

    I can always tell the big rumor days...tons of mentions when I haven't even said anything!! I love you all BUT I'm going to play in Japan

  • Keuchel: 'I've made pitches to Price' to join Astros

    The Score "Dallas Keuchel wants to bring a championship to Houston, and he's campaigning for the Astros to break the bank and sign one of the top pitchers available on the free-agent market this fall to make that goal a reality. Keuchel, who earned his first Cy Young Award with a brilliant 2015 campaign,..." November 23

  • Could Price return to Jays?

    TSN "David Price's tenure with the Toronto Blue Jays might not be over just yet. The Cubs are believed to be a frontrunner for the 30-year-old's services based on the club's willingness to spend money on free agent talent and Price's relationship with Cubs manager Joe Maddon, under whom Price played..." November 23

  • Price Primed For $200 Million Contract, Blue Jays Won't Be In Play

    Real GM Baseball "David Price is expected to receive a contract of around seven years and north of $200 million this offseason as perhaps the most coveted free agent on the market. The Chicago Cubs, Los Angeles Dodgers and Boston Red Sox have already been linked to the left-hander." November 09

  • Report: Cubs are David Price’s ‘first choice’ in free agency

    Larry Brown Sports "Major League Baseball’s free agency period opens on Saturday, and David Price will be one of the most sought-after free agents on the market. However, a new report says that he already has an ideal destination in mind. FOX Sports’s Ken Rosenthal reports that an executive who knows Price says..." November 07

  • David Price to the Cubs feels inevitable

    Baseball Essential "Earlier this season, I was willing to consider the notion that David Price would consider re-signing with the Toronto Blue Jays. Now, after another mediocre postseason performance that also raised real questions about Toronto’s willingness to trust their ace in a big spot, and big changes coming..." November 01

  • Blue Jays GM: 'We'll be in the game' to re-sign David Price

    CBS Sports "Last Friday the Blue Jays had an otherwise tremendous season come to an end with their ALCS Game 6 loss to the Royals. Kansas City took the lead in the bottom of the eighth and hung on tight in the top of the ninth. It was a hectic ending. The Blue Jays have several players due to become free..." October 26

  • Price would ‘absolutely’ consider re-signing with Blue Jays

    Sportsnet "Now it gets a little more complicated for David Price and the Toronto Blue Jays. Minutes after the Kansas City Royals eliminated them from the playoffs, Price was asked if he’d be back with the Blue Jays next year. “I don’t know yet,” the pending free agent replied. Would he consider..." October 25

  • Could Price's postseason struggles dissuade Red Sox?

    CSN New England "If the Red Sox are truly going to go after a No. 1 starter this winter -- the absence of which proved disastrous last season -- it would seem David Price is their best target. Except, perhaps, for one critical factor: his history of postseason failure. Of the top free agent..." October 23

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    Ben Nicholson-Smith @bnicholsonsmith

    David Price expects to start Game 6 Friday for #BlueJays, as scheduled

  • Price has no issues with how he's been utilized

    MLB.com "David Price wanted to make sure he did not send any mixed signals on Thursday. Both through social media and in a news conference at Kauffman Stadium, the ace of the Blue Jays' rotation made it clear that he has taken no issue with how Toronto has handled him this month. "I'm not upset with how..." October 22

  • David Price to start for Blue Jays in Game 6 of ALCS

    Hardball Talk "David Price was spotted warming up in the bullpen during the later innings of Wednesday’s ALCS Game 5 win over the Royals and he acknowledged afterward that he was preparing to enter in relief. But starter Marco Estrada was able to pitch out of that particular jam and Blue Jays manager John..." October 22

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    Ben Nicholson-Smith @bnicholsonsmith

    All hands on deck for #BlueJays. David Price available out of bullpen per Gibbons.

  • The Blue Jays are being weird with David Price, and the Dodgers were weird not to get him in the first place

    SB Nation "In the fifth inning of a postseason game, with a six-run lead, the Blue Jays sent David Price for some mostly low-stress, meaningless innings. It is Aug. 1, 2015, and you are a Blue Jays fan reading that sentence. Is it good news? Is it bad news? What possible reason would the Blue Jays have..." October 13

  • Blue Jays could use Price in bullpen in effort to extend ALDS

    Fox Sports "The Blue Jays, short on left-handed relief due to Brett Cecil's season-ending injury, could turn to a rather intriguing option: David Price. The Jays have discussed making Price available in relief in Game 4 on Monday if they remain alive in the best-of-five Division Series, according to..." October 11

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    Travis MacKenzie @TAMacKenzie

    #BlueJays manager John Gibbons on @FAN590: David Price to not get another start until Postseason.

  • Assessing the Blue Jays’ chances of keeping David Price

    Baseball Essential "Prior to the start of the 2015 season, David Price attempted to engage the Detroit Tigers in talks for a contract extension. Even with his pending free agency after the season, Price was content to consider staying in the Motor City after just 11 starts. The talks went nowhere, and Price was..." September 23

  • Pushing for Cy Young Award, Price could join elite

    MLB.com "David Price finds himself in some pretty elite company, as he has a chance to be just the 10th pitcher in history to finish in the top five in voting for the Cy Young Award after being traded midway through the year. Rick Sutcliffe is the only pitcher on that list to have won the Cy Young..." September 16

  • David Price: Red Sox Aren’t Any Higher On Free Agent List With Dave Dombrowski

    NESN "Don’t hold your breath, Red Sox Nation: David Price isn’t any closer to signing in Boston because of Dave Dombrowski. The former Detroit Tigers ace spoke with Boston media while in town with his new club, the Toronto Blue Jays, and reiterated things he said in July about potentially signing in..." September 10

  • David Price was honored to be randomly drug tested

    Hardball Talk "David Price has been pitching fantastically since coming over to the Blue Jays. He’s so giddy that he didn’t even mind the drug test MLB gave him on Saturday: One of my favorite things is the low murmur around baseball about how MLB tests guys who are playing well more than they test other..." August 17

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    David Price @DAVIDprice14

    Hey @MLB thanks for that boost of confidence with that drug test yesterday...BUT I'm all me PED free baby!!

  • Gibbons deploying Price strategically for Blue Jays

    Sportsnet "So this is what it’s like having a bona fide ace around. First, David Price sits down in manager John Gibbons’ office as they talk about a plan for the Toronto Blue Jays rotation and says, in essence, "Whatever you want to do, Skip. Works for me." Price, as a result, will start in Anaheim..." August 16

  • David Price, Kevin Durant impressed with Blue Jays crowd

    CBC Sports "Toronto's newest starting pitcher, David Price, made his Blue Jays debut Monday in front of a sold-out crowd at the Rogers Centre and the vibe in the stadium appeared to impress NBA superstar Kevin Durant, who was caught on video capturing the crowd's reaction during the game. "It blows me..." August 04

  • David Price trade gives Blue Jays hope of ending ugly playoff drought

    Sporting News "And chances are, Price will only make a dozen regular-season starts for the Blue Jays in his entire career. He’s a rental, pure and simple. There’s little hope in Toronto that he’ll opt to sign a long-term deal with the team, not with all the deep-pocket owners who will be hot on his trail when he..." July 30

  • Blue Jays get David Price in trade with Tigers

    Toronto Star "In an attempt to end the longest post-season drought in professional sports, the Blue Jays continued to load up for a pennant race Thursday, acquiring ace lefty David Price from the Detroit Tigers. Ggoing the other way in the deal is a package of prospects headlined by the Jays’ top pitching..." July 30

  • Blue Jays making strong run at Tigers ace David Price

    CBS Sports "The Toronto Blue Jays are making a major push for David Price, sources say. Toronto appears to be a strong favorite at this point, as they have the prospects and strong arms the Tigers like. The Dodgers, Giants and Yankees are among the four suitors for Price, though it may wind up being a..." July 30

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    Jon Heyman @JonHeymanCBS

    sources: blue Jays are making a major push for david price

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    Bob Nightengale @BNightengale

    MLB executives are absolutely convinced #Tigers David Price will wind up with the #Dodgers, who likely will have to part with Urias.