In a report by MLB Trade Rumors, the Detroit Tigers have opened up preliminary discussions with David Price’s agent. It’s sounds more exploratory then anything at this point with very little being discussed.
It will be interesting what transpires as there are expectations that Price will become the next $200mm pitcher in the Majors and with a rocky start in Detroit last year, what fans will want to see.
From all reports, it did sound like Price was a bit unhappy being traded to Detroit from Tampa last year and took him some time to get adjusted, however now it sounds like things have changed and that the city was growing on him.
Price is entering his age 29 season and eighth in the Major Leagues where he has a career record of 86-51, with a 3.21 ERA, 1.142 WHIP, and 8.5 K per 9 innings ratio. David won the Cy Young back in 2012 and is a 4-time All-Star. In 2014, he led the league in batters face with 1,009, innings pitched at 248.1, starts with 34, and strike outs with 271.
If looking for a flaw, you could point to Price’s 1-5 postseason record of 1-5 and 4.50 ERA in 10 games (5 starts).
Price is scheduled to make $19.75mm this year.