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David Price 2017

Discussion in 'Red Sox Forum' started by RedOctober3829, Mar 2, 2017.

  1. Van Everyman

    Van Everyman Member SoSH Member

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    If the Adam Jones thing didn't happen this season, are we really debating whether this is a race thing?
     
  2. twibnotes

    twibnotes Member SoSH Member

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    So is Eck racist? Are people like me racist for being disappointed in his behaviors and performance?

    You and I disagree on burden of proof. Racism is one of the ugliest things in our society. I think you should have decent evidence that racism is at play when you toss the word around.

    Incidentally, Price is not "one of the very best pitchers in baseball" - I think he'd get away with some of this media nonsense if he were.
     
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  3. absintheofmalaise

    absintheofmalaise too many flowers Dope SoSH Member

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    The Eck-Price portion of this conversation looks to be exhausted. Please return this thread to it's normally scheduled programming or it will be locked.
     
  4. FinanceAdvice

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    I've read that Price's main problem is command of the fastball. Do you agree? If not, what is his main problem. I too want him to succeed. We can win ALCS but need either Price or Porcello or both to compliment the Cy Young Year of Chris Sale
     
  5. TonyPenaNeverJuiced

    TonyPenaNeverJuiced Member SoSH Member

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    In here and in other threads, the breakdown of Price's mechanics have been discussed at length. I still see him doing the same things - lower leg kick, leading to a trailing arm, leading to... pitches up in the zone. Price isn't missing wildly or erratically, he's missing high, and sometimes inside to lefties/outside to righties. This leads to flatter breaking pitches and juicy fastballs (and slower ones, but the recent uptick in velocity is a good sign). I won't go into it at length, but Price has never kept the same motion in an entire season (or so), and that's led to our current situation: he can keep the ball over the plate, just too high over the plate.

    That's my .02. I'm not Carl Willis but I kinda wish I were.
     
  6. ehaz

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    So... what was with the apparent finger injury? Any reason to be concerned? Threw a lot of pitches today, but Price dominated. Loved how the change-ups to Odor.
     
  7. Sampo Gida

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    Maybe Manfred Balls Syndrome (aka Stromans Blister Theory). Farrell said he is fine though, not that this means much.
     
  8. uk_sox_fan

    uk_sox_fan Member SoSH Member

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    Better than Farrell saying he's not fine.

    I was thinking it's probably that cracked nail again.
     
  9. YTF

    YTF Well-Known Member Silver Supporter SoSH Member

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    Please educate us all on your reason to mention the word "alcoholic" when describing Eck. And an open invitation to anyone here to educate us all on the ACTUAL exchange between Price and Eck.
     
  10. Bob Montgomery's Helmet Hat

    Bob Montgomery's Helmet Hat has big, douchey shoulders Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    You should probably read Abs' post 6 above yours
     
  11. YTF

    YTF Well-Known Member Silver Supporter SoSH Member

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    Yeah, problem is I was responding to a post about a page back and hadn't gotten to that point yet.
     
  12. FinanceAdvice

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    Consistency is a big key. At least last night was a nice turnaround. Interesting to see how he fares against Tampa right before All-Star break as I believe he's in line for that start.
     
  13. adam42381

    adam42381 Well-Known Member Silver Supporter SoSH Member

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    Stop.
     
  14. sean1562

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    David Price is not a HoF caliber pitcher. He is a good pitcher who had some great years, but still pretty far away from Hall of Fame worthy. I don't think he will age all that well considering how much he relies on his fastball.
     
  15. PaulinMyrBch

    PaulinMyrBch Don't touch his dog food Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    Is anyone else noticing a transformation into alpha dog mentality for Price? Seems more aggressive on the mound, has been outspoken with the media, confrontational but rumored to be standing up for teammates. Article on espn today has him providing quotes about Beni. Just seems to me that maybe he is now asserting himself as a team leader a bit more (with Papi gone) and he's feeling his way into that role. I like the presence on the mound last night, seems different than his outings last year.
     
  16. chawson

    chawson Well-Known Member Bronze Supporter

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    Since 1975, there have been only 25 pitchers with more WAR before their age-30 season. Price has more than Pettitte, Halladay, and Glavine. And his first full season didn't happen until age 24.

    Only 10 pitchers have had a better age 24-29 stretch than David Price since 1975 (30.5 WAR).

    I don't care about the actual Hall of Fame. How could you not want David Price on your team?
     
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  17. TonyPenaNeverJuiced

    TonyPenaNeverJuiced Member SoSH Member

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    I really liked his release point and his leg work - he was consistent, he was able to come down on the ball and get to a consistent release point. This was the pitcher we paid for. Just check out the difference in release point from his previous start to this one:

    June 29th:
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    July 4th:
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    (edited to fix image error - h/t Curt S Loew)
     
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  18. Plympton91

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    Because all of his attributes have to now be balanced against a $31 million salary and worrisome elbow within a ~$200 million self-imposed payroll target. There are opportunity costs to having a #2 starter taking up between 1/6th and 1/7th of your self-imposed luxury-tax eligible salary budget Such as, trading 4 prospects to get a cost-controlled ace to fill the role you thought you were getting with your previous $217 million investment.
     
  19. joe dokes

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    Weren't they trying to get Sale long before Price could be considered a problem? (Last summer, iirc, but the WSox wanted major leaguers.

    Price was a good or bad signing on its own merits (jury's still out, YMMV, etc). The signing didn't "cause" the Sale trade (which can also stand or fall on its own merits).
     
  20. Pearl Wilson

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    If I may refer to the Price-Eckersly thing... there was just a quick remark in the game commentary by Eck that Rodriguez was kinda his protoge (meaning Price). Sorry - I just thought it worth a mention.
     
  21. richgedman'sghost

    richgedman'sghost Well-Known Member Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    Maybe that is why Price felt he needed to defend EROD so strongly. Back on topic, I thought that was one of the strongest starts of Price's Red Sox career. It was even sweeter in that it came against the Yankees..
     
  22. Van Everyman

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    Didn't see last night's game but that has to be a big monkey off Price's back – the offense is scuffling and they are playing a division rival he has had trouble against as a Red Sox and he goes 8 with no runs and 8Ks. Fiery theatrics and all. Even Shank can't deny him that one.
     
  23. TonyPenaNeverJuiced

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    Again, Price keeping his release point higher and more consistent:

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    A bit more horizontal, but that vertical axis is nice and tight. Hopefully he keeps it up, the consistency is paying off.
     
  24. iddoc

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  25. iddoc

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    I think much of the fan base's animus towards Price has been fueled by memory of his behavior towards Ortiz in the 2013 playoffs. Sure, Ortiz "made up" with him last year, but what else was he supposed to do? Many fans have not been as forgiving, especially given performance that did not meet lofty expectations, including laying another egg in the playoffs. Would some fans have been more forgiving if he where white? Probably.

    The 2013 playoff drama and his exchanges with the media here have suggested that Price is a bit "touchy," but on the other hand he has high standards for himself, works hard, has been publicly accountable for his performance, and seems to be a loyal and well-respected teammate. And over the past year he has been an excellent pitcher.
     
  26. NDame616

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    You think the Ortiz beef from four years ago, one World Series ago, one Ortiz retirement ago, has anything to do with the fans animosity towards Price?
     
  27. BaseballJones

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    Last seven starts:

    2.66 era, 1.23 whip, 8.8 k/9

    He's pitching like a #1 starter. Very encouraging.
     
  28. Devizier

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    Fastball velocity was down in last night's start. Hopefully just a blip.
     
  29. joe dokes

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    Fwiw,, he said he felt fine. Averaged 95.1. is that down from the nyy game?
     
  30. chawson

    chawson Well-Known Member Bronze Supporter

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  31. sean1562

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    yes can we break the Eck v Price stuff into its own thread? How do you guys see Price performing moving forward? I think him being a slightly above average pitcher is who he is now, i am not expecting the Price of 2012 or 2015.
     

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