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David Price | Starting Pitcher

Team: Toronto Blue Jays
Age / DOB:  (30) / 8/26/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'6" / 210
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: Vanderbilt
Contract: view contract details

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FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Cubs, Cardinals, Dodgers, Giants and Red Sox have the most interest in free agent left-hander David Price.
For what it's worth, the Blue Jays aren't expected to be a major factor. ESPN's Buster Olney reported earlier Wednesday that there's a "high expectation" among executives involved in the bidding for Price that the Red Sox will have the highest offer. However, Rosenthal notes that Price "values comfort even more than most players" and Boston might not be his ideal fit. That could obviously change if Boston blows him out of the water with an offer, but with the number of teams involved in the bidding, it would be a shock if he doesn't land a contract north of $200 million. Nov 25 - 2:21 PM
Source: FOX Sports

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ESPN's Buster Olney reports that there's a "high expectation" among executives involved in the bidding for David Price that the Red Sox will have the highest offer.

There's a strong belief that Price will end up with a deal in excess of $200 million, which could give him the biggest free agent contract of the offseason. The Red Sox have an obvious need at the top of their rotation and new team president Dave Dombrowski has acquired him before with the Tigers, so it's a logical fit. However, teams like the Cubs and Dodgers have been considered the early favorites until now. With these kind of numbers being thrown around, a return to Toronto sounds unlikely.
Nov 25 - 9:01 AM

ESPN's Buster Olney reports that the Giants are among the clubs "going through background preparation" on David Price.

The Giants are expected to bring in at least one starter this offseason, although many have suggested they'd target Zack Greinke if they went after a big name. San Francisco is expected to do all it can to re-sign Mike Leake. Price will be the most expensive pitcher on the market, with a price tag many expect to surpass $200 million.
Nov 13 - 8:41 AM

According to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, the Dodgers' top two pitching targets this off-season are Zack Greinke and David Price.

Heyman wrote that Price is a "very close second option" to Greinke, should the Dodgers' plans to re-sign the latter fall through. Both pitchers will be seeing a ton of interest this off-season, with the Cubs and Blue Jays also expected to be in the running for Price's services. Whoever ends up signing Price could be forking over a contract in excess of $200 million.
Source: CBS Sports
Nov 11 - 5:38 PM

Patrick Mooney of reports that the Cubs planning to sit down with the agents for David Price, Zack Greinke and Jordan Zimmermann at this week's GM Meetings.

The Cubs are widely-expected to go after a top-flight starting pitcher this offseason, but these will mostly be preliminary discussions as they attempt to get a feel for the market. Price would be reunited with Joe Maddon in Chicago and has been considered a natural fit there for a while, but it's all going to come down to the money. He's expected to land a contract north of $200 million.
Nov 11 - 10:04 AM

Paul Sullivan and Colleen Kane of the Chicago Tribune report that David Price and Zack Greinke are "high on (the Cubs') wish list" this offseason.

Many pundits have pegged the Cubs as the favorites to land Price this winter, and it's easy to see why. They're expected to spend big on a marquee hurler, manager Joe Maddon is familiar with Price from their Tampa days and the lefty would prefer to sign somewhere relatively close to his hometown in Tennessee. Greinke is another guy who would obviously make sense as the Cubs pursue an ace, although he would cost a draft pick and the Dodgers are expected to do all they can to retain him.
Nov 8 - 9:58 AM

Blue Jays GM Alex Anthopoulos said Monday that he'll be "in the game" on free agent David Price.

And the ace left-hander told reporters over the weekend that he would "absolutely" consider re-signing with Toronto. But it's all going to come down to money, and there will be many deep-pocketed clubs in pursuit. Price, 30, posted a 2.45 ERA, 1.076 WHIP, and 225/47 K/BB ratio in 220 1/3 innings this season between the Tigers and Jays. He'll get one of the richest contracts on the free agent market this winter.
Oct 26 - 10:39 AM

David Price said he would "absolutely" consider re-signing with the Blue Jays.

Price still sounds noncommittal but at least the Blue Jays are in the running. "It’s not something I’ve thought about," said Price when asked about free agency. "If I’d thought about it I wouldn’t have thrown the baseball the way I have all year long." Price and Zack Greinke will be the top arms available this winter. Coming off a Cy Young caliber season, Price is likely headed for a nine-figure contract.
Source: Sportsnet
Oct 24 - 5:56 PM

David Price pitched well in a no-decision against the Royals in Game 6 of the ALCS on Friday, surrendering three runs on five hits over 6 2/3 innings.

Price punched out eight and walked only one in the contest. Ben Zobrist tagged him for a solo homer in the first inning, then Mike Moustakas added a solo shot in the second that was nearly overturned due to fan interference. He then bounced back and was able to keep the Royals at bay until the seventh, where Aaron Sanchez allowed an inherited runner to score after Price had departed. He finishes another brutal postseason with a 1-2 record and 6.17 ERA over 23 1/3 innings.
Oct 24 - 12:17 AM

David Price indicated that he'll be the starter for Game 6 of the ALCS against the Royals on Friday.

Marco Estrada turned in a beautiful start in Game 5 on Wednesday and will now hand the ball off to Price for Game 6. Price actually warmed up in back of Estrada in the middle of Wednesday's win, but he didn't take the field at any point. The southpaw ace was shelled for five runs on six hits over 6 2/3 innings in a Game 2 loss and will need to be sharper than that on Friday if the Blue Jays are going to force a decisive seventh game.
Oct 21 - 7:47 PM

David Price is available out of the bullpen for Game 5 of the ALCS against the Royals on Wednesday, per Blue Jays manager John Gibbons.

It's all hands on deck for the Blue Jays, who are down 3-1 in the ALCS and facing elimination. The only pitcher who likely isn't available is Liam Hendriks, who threw 59 pitches over 4 1/3 scoreless innings of relief in Game 4 on Tuesday. If the Jays win and extend the series, Marcus Stroman would likely start Game 6 on three days' rest.
Oct 21 - 12:54 PM

David Price surrendered six hits and five runs with eight strikeouts in 6 2/3 innings in the Blue Jays’ loss to the Royals in Game 2 of the ALCS on Saturday.

The drought continues for Price, who has now lost seven straight playoff starts. Price dominated the first six innings, retiring a Blue Jays postseason record 18 in a row before a miscommunication between Ryan Goins and Jose Bautista led to a bloop single by Ben Zobrist. Price unraveled after that, allowing hits to four of the next six batters before finally getting chased on Alex Gordon’s RBI double into the gap in right center field. Price is tentatively scheduled to start Game 6 if necessary, though manager John Gibbons could opt to use him out of the bullpen like he did during the ALDS.
Oct 17 - 7:36 PM

Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said that David Price is unlikely to be available for Wednesday's Game 5 of the ALDS against the Rangers.

Price threw 50 pitches of relief in Game 4 on Monday, which leaves his status for Wednesday's Game 5 uncertain. Gibbons indicated that it's highly unlikely that Price will pitch in the pivotal contest, noting that he has to look out for the southpaw ace's health. If Price is, indeed, kept off the mound, the Blue Jays will not have a lefty in the pen for the game.
Oct 14 - 1:23 PM

David Price allowed three runs over three relief innings in Monday's win over the Rangers.

It was odd to see Price entering the game with Toronto having a 7-1 lead, but manager John Gibbons apparently had already decided Marcus Stroman would be his guy in a potential Game 5. Price struggled against the Rangers again and threw 50 pitches, which means he might not be ready to start Game 1 of the ALCS on Friday, should the Jays make it.
Oct 12 - 8:06 PM

David Price could be available to pitch out of the bullpen against the Rangers in Game 4 of the ALDS.

Of course, the Blue Jays have to win Sunday's do-or-die Game 3 for that to even be a possibility. R.A. Dickey is still scheduled to start Game 4 though he might have a short leash with Price available. Price did not throw his usual side session on Saturday, which suggests the Blue Jays are serious about using him as a reliever. If Price does appear out of the pen, Marcus Stroman would likely draw the start in Game 5, if necessary.
Source: Fox Sports
Oct 10 - 10:19 PM

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C1Russell Martin
2Josh Thole
1B1Edwin Encarnacion
2Matt Hague
3Casey Kotchman
2B1Devon Travis
2Ryan Goins
3David Adams
SS1Troy Tulowitzki
2Jiovanni Mier
3B1Josh Donaldson
LF1Ben Revere
2Chris Colabello
3Michael Saunders
CF1Kevin Pillar
2Ezequiel Carrera
3Dalton Pompey
RF1Jose Bautista
DH1Justin Smoak
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S1Marco Estrada
2R.A. Dickey
3Marcus Stroman
4J.A. Happ
5Jesse Chavez
6Drew Hutchison
7Aaron Sanchez
8Scott Diamond
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R1Roberto Osuna
2Brett Cecil
3Aaron Loup
4Bo Schultz
5Ryan Tepera
6Pat Venditte
7Steve Delabar
8Chad Jenkins
9Blake McFarland
10Brady Dragmire