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Price is right

Discussion in 'Red Sox Forum' started by In my lifetime, May 8, 2018.

  1. BornToRun

    BornToRun Member SoSH Member

    Plus, even if Price is a prick, and I’m not saying he is at all, I think the dude has earned the right to tell people to go fuck themselves. He’s taken an endless amount of shit for having subpar performances in the postseason and now he’s shut those people up in back to back starts in a most impressive fashion. If I were him, I’d be telling all those people to blow me. He’s a fierce competitor who, by all accounts, is loved by his teammates. I’m glad to have him on the Red Sox.
  2. joe dokes

    joe dokes Member SoSH Member

    How do you know what Price's "personality" is? All you see is him talking to a group of people that have generally been rude to him the entire time he's here. Its like seeing him knock a fleeing purse-snatcher out cold on the street and concluding that he's a violent guy.
  3. Rovin Romine

    Rovin Romine Johnny Rico Lifetime Member SoSH Member

    Shockingly, first and foremost, by what they do on the field.

    As a secondary consideration, some players have toxic off the field personalities, and so I'm not so much of a fan of those guys. Other guys seem exceptionally praiseworthy, so I'll pull for them, even if they're not the best players.

    Stats are a byproduct of the first consideration.
  4. ricopetro6

    ricopetro6 lurker

    He doesn't piss me off, but after listening to him in his pressers, I just don't find him likable. That doesn't mean I don't want him to go out and pitch well.
  5. BaseballJones

    BaseballJones goalpost mover SoSH Member

    Other than not liking it here for some reason, can anyone give a legitimate reason why Price would opt out? He’s not likely to make more money on a new contract than what he’s currently on.
  6. Devizier

    Devizier Member SoSH Member

    Only other possibilities are similar money to be close to home, preferred pitching coach, etc. I don’t see it really happening either, but it happens. Either way, I’m sure the Sox are prepared for any contingencies.
  7. Bob Montgomery's Helmet Hat

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

    I don't think he was opting out regardless, but if the Sox close this out, he's suddenly a playoff hero and a World Series champion. He's going to get to see the other side of Boston sports.
  8. riboflav

    riboflav Member SoSH Member

    Perhaps or he gets the JD Drew treatment who is still derided by most non-SoSH Red Sox fans.
  9. Bob Montgomery's Helmet Hat

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

    Idiots gonna idiot.

    But I don't think that's how this goes down
  10. riboflav

    riboflav Member SoSH Member

    We'll see but I'm old enough to remember Keith Foulke getting booed 7 months after risking his career for our enjoyment.
  11. shaggydog2000

    shaggydog2000 Member SoSH Member

    To be fair, I'm sure there are SoSH Red Sox fans who still dislike JD Drew.
  12. lexrageorge

    lexrageorge Member SoSH Member

    This is typical. Yaz had a couple of down years (for him) in the early- and mid-70's, and he would get booed mercilessly when he came to the plate.
  13. santadevil

    santadevil Well-Known Member Silver Supporter SoSH Member

    Price looked right to me

    Very happy with his performances these last few games. Really stepped it up

    That smile on his face when he came off the mound was awesome

    Congrats David!
    #713 santadevil, Oct 28, 2018
    Last edited: Oct 28, 2018
  14. sheamonu

    sheamonu Member SoSH Member

    Do you realize David Price has not won a postseason game in, like, a half hour?
  15. EllisTheRimMan

    EllisTheRimMan Member SoSH Member

    He’s my MVP. No disrespect to Pearce. For me it was Price and/or Pearce for MVP. But if there’s just one then Price by a mile.
  16. scottyno

    scottyno Member SoSH Member

    Boston sports hero forever, everyone wanted him to be Jon Lester, I think he just was. Can't wait for him to get the loudest ovation in history when they introduce him on ring day next year. The media may hate him, but it's obvious his teammates all love him and I couldn't be happier for him.
  17. WheresDewey

    WheresDewey lurker

    I agree. I think Price deserved the MVP, especially after all the nonsense he's endured. Still, tip of the cap to Pearce who came up huge in his time in Boston. He did it first against the Yankees and now on the biggest stage.
  18. Tangled Up In Red

    Tangled Up In Red Well-Known Member Lifetime Member SoSH Member

  19. Ed Hillel

    Ed Hillel Wants to be startin somethin SoSH Member

    Thanks to you, Lord David Price. What else can you say? He shut everyone up, me included (he broke the long Curse of Jon Lester). He has the Yankees hump to overcome, but he probably will and even if not he’s a playoff legend here forever.

    Go play Fortnite for a fortnight, you big lug. Just make sure that carpal tunnel is good to go by April.
  20. The Filthy One

    The Filthy One Member SoSH Member

    Finding the change up changed the outcome of the postseason. If he had done this pre-2004, there’d already be someone working on his statue. On one day’s rest, he sealed the deal.
  21. keninten

    keninten lurker

    Can`t wait for him to get home in Tennessee
  22. streeter88

    streeter88 Well-Known Member Silver Supporter SoSH Member

    Awesome performance by Price. He absolutely showed he has the stones for the biggest stage this year, which up to now had been missing on his resume. Great performances all the way through, and you could really see that he now believes it too. Please opt in David, and let's do it again next year!!!
  23. soxhop411

    soxhop411 Member SoSH Member

    Price: I own the trump card now.

    Price also said on Fox that he fixed something with his hand position that caused this resurgence in the postseason (if someone here can get the video from fox?)


    Price on what it means to be a great teammate ("what does it mean when teammates speak so highly of you")

    #723 soxhop411, Oct 29, 2018
    Last edited: Oct 29, 2018
  24. 54thMA

    54thMA Member SoSH Member

    He was lights out this post season, the cherry on the sundae was his post game press conference.
  25. JCizzle

    JCizzle Member SoSH Member

    This is awesome.

    I'm most happy that Mookie is a champion, but Price is a close second. I hope this dude hears a TON of love at the parade. He deserves it. Boston loves nothing more than a comeback story.
  26. keninten

    keninten lurker

    This is too cool for David.
  27. Ale Xander

    Ale Xander Member SoSH Member

    So he won the clinching game in the ALCS, against Justin Verlander, who's going to the HOF. And he won the clinching game in the World Series, against Clayton Kershaw, who's also going to the HOF. He is right indeed
  28. JCizzle

    JCizzle Member SoSH Member

    That second video is special stuff.
  29. The Gray Eagle

    The Gray Eagle Member SoSH Member

    Chris Sale in the postgame clubhouse: "I'll be telling my grandchildren about David Price."
  30. ookami7m

    ookami7m Well-Known Member Lifetime Member SoSH Member

    Also - Price beating the IF to Sale and Vaz on the mound may be my favorite image from tonight. Total joy.
  31. CaptainLaddie

    CaptainLaddie dj paul pfieffer SoSH Member

    David. Price. Is. Good.

    I love this guy, all things considered.
  32. OurF'ingCity

    OurF'ingCity Member SoSH Member

    Price joins JD Drew and John Lackey in the memorial Red Sox "one postseason made it all worth it" Hall of Fame (and Price has to be by far the best player overall out of those three and the one that contributed the most to a Sox Series win).
  33. JohntheBaptist

    JohntheBaptist Member SoSH Member

    I was fully ready to come in here and laud his 5 IP, 3 ER gutty performance on nearly no rest.

    Dude got into the 8th only giving up a run. He was dominant. That was... unbelievable. That would have been unbelievable from Bumgarner or Verlander or whomever.

    Our all-world SP wasn't himself this postseason and Price willed himself to be as good to make up for it. Legend. God, it was just so fun watching him work.
  34. mBiferi

    mBiferi lurker

    I love David Price.

    217 million well earned, my man.
  35. Tyrone Biggums

    Tyrone Biggums nfl meets tri-annually at a secret country mansion SoSH Member

    Something that’s interesting if you want to make the parallels between this Sox team and some others.

    3 out of the last 4 managers have won in their first season.

    3 out of the last 4 teams have had that one guy with a “bad” contract that earned everything with his performance over a two week period.

    I guess you could also say that on paper at least 2 out of the 4 had shaky pens overall.

    So where does that leave the Sox? Will Price opt out? I still don’t think it makes sense for him to do so. The way starters were used in the post season I’m not sure he reaches his current AAV on his next deal. He’s endured a lot here. Some of it was because of himself and some the media just loved to pile on him. But good on him. Glad to see that he got over everything that kept him from pitching to his potential in October. Now let’s see if he can lead the Sox to a repeat.
  36. Apisith

    Apisith Member SoSH Member

    Price is going to opt in because he’s not beating this deal in the market. Free agency is not what it was. He earned his deal this week, so well done to him and Dombrowski.
  37. Jerry’s Curl

    Jerry’s Curl lurker

    I’m so happy for him. He’s taken a lot of shit from the media and fans alike. He went out and pitched like a stud in the postseason after having a good year and he deserves his contract. I think he will be back without a doubt. It’s nice to keep a key part of our pitching staff around.
  38. Lowrielicious

    Lowrielicious Member SoSH Member


    In gif form.

    I didn’t make it and don’t know who did. Whoever it was, thank you!
  39. moondog80

    moondog80 heart is two sizes two small SoSH Member

    On a smaller scale, Lackey to the Cardinals is now worth it too.
  40. BaseballJones

    BaseballJones goalpost mover SoSH Member

    David Price, last four appearances of the playoffs:

    6.0 ip, 3 h, 0 r, 0 er, 0 bb, 9 k (wins ALCS clinching game 5 vs. Verlander)
    6.0 ip, 3 h, 2 r, 2 er, 3 bb, 5 k (wins WS game 2 vs. Ryu)
    0.2 ip, 1 h, 0 r, 0 er, 1 bb, 0 k
    7.0 ip, 3 h, 1 r, 1 er, 2 bb, 5 k (wins WS clinching game on 3-days' rest 5 vs. Kershaw)
    TOT: 19.2 ip, 10 h, 3 r, 3 er, 6 bb, 19 k, 1.37 era, 0.81 whip, 8.7 k/9

    Total stud performance by David Price. He's right. He holds the trump card over the media (and fans) that want to crap all over him.
  41. Jim Ed Rice in HOF

    Jim Ed Rice in HOF Red-headed Skrub child SoSH Member

    This tweet, with the #Iholdthecardsnow makes more sense after watching that. I thought he was referencing his opt out and thought it was really poor timing so I'm glad to see it's related to the trump card people used to pull on his playoff performance.
  42. moondog80

    moondog80 heart is two sizes two small SoSH Member

    Remember when we thought he needed TJ surgery?
  43. DrewDawg

    DrewDawg Dorito Dink SoSH Member

    Price is only the 5th pitcher to have three consecutive postseason starts of at least 6 innings, and 3 or fewer hits.
  44. chonce1

    chonce1 lurker

    Wow, he really let his critics have it there. I doubt he opts out, but it is more in play now that he is a post-season legend. All of a sudden teams would want to pay him more.

    How much money did Evoldi earn himself? He turned himself into Andrew Miller, but more dominant, can start. He will get fucking paid!
  45. chonce1

    chonce1 lurker

    He still might at some point. He rested most of the 2017 season. But whatever happens, that 217 million investment has paid off.
  46. canderson

    canderson Fomenting voting confusion and angst since 2016 Gold Supporter SoSH Member

    Holy moly, this is an incredible stat.

    Good on you, Mr. Price. You're the new Mr. October. Thank God for Houston's bullpen.
  47. Morgan's Magic Snowplow

    Morgan's Magic Snowplow Well-Known Member Gold Supporter SoSH Member

    Dominant is absolutely the right word. After the leadoff homer to Freese and the subsequent walk to Turner, Price gave up no walks and only two hits until the 8th and those hits were Puig's luckily placed jam shot flare to short left center and Freese's "triple" that was really a routine long fly ball that JD lost in the lights.
  48. TFisNEXT

    TFisNEXT Well-Known Member Lifetime Member SoSH Member

    There's not much more anyone could add at this point to David Price's 2018....other than just "wow". That was about the most efficient way to shut up his critics from game 5 in the ALCS onward. I hope he gets some of the loudest cheers at the parade because he is one of the biggest reasons they are hoisting the trophy.

    Two close-out gems on the road to end the ALCS and the World Series against HOF pitchers...and who knows, maybe those are the two games HOF voters look at to vote Mr. Price in someday.
  49. donutogre

    donutogre Member SoSH Member

    Love this guy. What a turnaround, what a legitimately great postseason. Lester is one of my favorite Red Sox ever, and I'm still bummed he left the team, but Price is the man. He doesn't need to be a Jon Lester replacement. He's David fuckin Price and that's more than enough. Not making any sense right now because I'm still basking in the glow of last night :)

    Loved that Fox had a clip of him blasting out of the dugout... look on his face was priceless.
  50. reggiecleveland

    reggiecleveland sublime Lifetime Member SoSH Member

    A side note when you see what he did to the Dodger lefties, Roberts lineup choices make a lot of sense.
    He was pretty much the guy they signed from July on, with one bad start vs the Yankees.

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