REPORT: Blue Jays, Red Sox discussing potential David Price trade
The Boston Red Sox had an incredibly disappointing season in 2019 and are looking to make some big moves this offseason to clear off some salary. One player that could potentially be in play via trade is starting pitcher David Price. There is one team very interested in acquiring Price, that team being the Toronto Blue Jays.
According to a report from Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic, the Blue Jays are in play as a potential suitor for Price as they look to improve their starting pitching.
The three months David Price spent with the Blue Jays in 2015 were among the most enjoyable of his career. The Jays are in a different place now, with a different front office. Price, 34, is more expensive and less durable. But he again might prove a solution for Toronto, which is exploring all avenues to improve its starting pitching.
As the report mentioned, Price has been a member of the Blue Jays before. Back in 2015, Price started 11 games with Toronto. In those 11 games, he racked up a 9-1 record and an impressive 2.30 ERA.
Unfortunately, Price faltered in the postseason. He went 1-2 with a 6.17 ERA and the Blue Jays could not get the job done.
The Red Sox don’t necessarily want to move Price, but they have to shed some salary. Price is a movable asset and the Red Sox could get some value in return for him.
Expect to hear more rumors and reports come out surrounding Price in the coming days. Boston seems eager to make a deal and the Blue Jays would be wise to get one done at the right price.