Thursday, July 30, 2015

David Price is a member of the Toronto Blue Jays

The Toronto Blue Jays have acquired ace left-hander David Price from the Detroit Tigers,

In exchange, the Tigers will receive left-handers Daniel Norris, Jairo Labourt, and Matt Boyd. The Blue Jays will take on the entirety of Price's remaining salary.
In 21 starts for Detroit this season, Price is 9-4 with a 2.53 ERA and 138 strikeouts in 146 innings.
The 29-year-old Price, acquired by the Tigers from the Tampa Bay Rays prior to last year's deadline, will be a free agent after this season.

Price is the second major acquisition for the Blue Jays this week. In a stunning pickup early Tuesday, they acquired shortstop Troy Tulowitzki from the Colorado Rockies.
While another bat was nice, the Blue Jays certainly need the rotation help --€“ their starters rank 23rd in the majors with a 4.34 ERA. At 51-51, Toronto is seven games behind the first-place New York Yankees in the AL East but just two games back in the AL wild-card race.

The Los Angeles Dodgers, Houston Astros, New York Yankees and San Francisco Giants reportedly were among the other serious suitors for Price.
Price is the third ace to be moved in recent days, joining Cole Hamels (from the Philadelphia Phillies to Texas Rangers) and Johnny Cueto (from the Cincinnati Reds to the Kansas City Royals).


Anonymous said...

They still won't catch the Yankees!

Anonymous said...

A huge gamble for the team, but it is one I am willing to take. If they can get to the World Series and win, people won't care if he is a two month rental.


Anonymous said...

I think they will catch the Yankees for AL East Div. Almost the easiest Div to win because of parity. 14 games left vs Yanks this year