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Sunday, August 11, 2019

Boston’s Price: Wrist better after cortisone shot

BOSTON (AP) — Red Sox left-hander David Price says he’s feeling better, just days after getting a cortisone shot to treat a cyst in his left wrist.

“First time I’ve had an injection like that, so it made it sore the first 48 hours,” the 33-year-old said Saturday before Boston’s game with the Los Angeles Angels. “But yesterday it started feeling a lot better.”

Price was placed on the injured list on Thursday after an MRI revealed the cyst. Price is 7-5 with a 4.36 ERA over 21 starts this season.

He said the discomfort in his wrist started “about three or four starts ago” and was affecting his hand strength and ability to execute his pitches — particularly his cutter and change-up. It caused pitches to come out of his hand about a split-second too early, he said.

There has to be a better way to phrase that title- it sounds really off to me….

 

QLE Posted: August 11, 2019 at 05:11 AM | 3 comment(s)
  Beats: cortisone, david price, wrist

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Price responds as Eckersley dispute resurfaces

Two years ago, Red Sox lefty David Price set up a meeting to apologize to Dennis Eckersley for yelling at the Hall of Famer in front of his teammates on a team flight from Boston to Toronto.

When Eckersley chose not to show up for the meeting, he said he just wanted to “move on.”

And that’s why Price was angered on Wednesday by a profile on Eckersley in The Boston Globe in which the NESN analyst and former closer discussed the incident.

“I didn’t know how to deal with that,” Eckersley said of the incident. “I don’t plan on saying a word to him, I don’t plan on seeing him, never. I don’t really give a [expletive] one way or another. I don’t think he really cares one way or the other.”

Jim Furtado Posted: July 18, 2019 at 12:28 PM | 12 comment(s)
  Beats: david price, dennis eckersley, red sox

Saturday, May 04, 2019

David Price wants MLB to “come clean” on the juiced baseballs

We’ve talked a lot about juiced baseballs over the past couple of years. The evidence that the seams are shorter and that the ball has less drag on it is pretty clear and the numbers are undeniable.

March/April 2019 witnessed more homers — 1144 — than any month in baseball history. On a per game average, that comes out to 2.62 per game, which is one of the highest rates for a month in Major League history. Keep in mind, of course, that the first month of the season usually sees the lowest home run rates of the year due to the cold weather. It’s only going to get worse. Or better, depending on what you think of homers.

You know who doesn’t like home runs? Pitchers. And one pitcher really wants Major League Baseball to own up to the juiced baseballs.

I forget- does anyone still really dig the long ball at this point?

QLE Posted: May 04, 2019 at 04:39 AM | 2 comment(s)
  Beats: david price, juiced baseballs

Friday, May 03, 2019

David Price has become Boston Red Sox’s most outspoken man, doesn’t care if he’s criticized for it; ‘I don’t give a (expletive)’

BOSTON — David Price has been the Boston Red Sox’s best starting pitcher so far in 2019 with a 3.60 ERA, 3.19 FIP and 11.1 strikeouts per nine innings in his five starts. He has also been Boston’s most outspoken player.

On a Red Sox team where many players are guarded around the media, Price, who will start for the Red Sox on Thursday in Chicago vs. the White Sox, is speaking his mind. He’s not holding back. He’s unaware of how his opinions have been received by the Boston media, and he’s not concerned about it, he said.

“I don’t know. One, I don’t care. Two, I don’t look for it. Three, I don’t give a (expletive). Period. Period,” Price said at Fenway Park earlier this week.

Price first spoke out about how Major League Baseball “needs to step up” with marketing its superstars, including African-American players.

Disappointingly, it seems that, for all his outspokenness, he had nothing to say on the record about Chris Sale.

 

QLE Posted: May 03, 2019 at 03:51 AM | 2 comment(s)
  Beats: david price, red sox

Monday, April 15, 2019

From malcontent to masterful: How David Price became indispensable to the Red Sox

Somebody should rummage through the discarded laundry of the 2014 Red Sox and find a t-shirt that’s only to be worn on the days David Price pitches.

“He’s the Ace.”

Three years after signing a record $217 million contract and two years after watching it nearly all burn, Price has claimed his place atop the Red Sox rotation in a comeback that might not reach Tiger Woods levels, but certainly deserves its own extended golf clap.

A one-time candidate for highest-paid malcontent in sports, Price has emerged from his darkest days in Boston to stabilize the defending World Series champions.

Mind you, with the Red Sox’s starting pitching in the position that they are in, that’s not hard to do at all….

 

QLE Posted: April 15, 2019 at 07:44 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: david price, red sox

Saturday, April 06, 2019

David Price blasts MLB for failing to market Red Sox star Mookie Betts

David Price wants to see more of MVP teammate Mookie Betts on TV, beyond the on-field show Betts puts forth daily.

Price told reporters Friday that MLB is wasting an opportunity to attract younger fans, specifically fans of color, by not making an effort to promote one of the sport’s best players.

Mind you, MLB in the current day seems remarkably incompetent at marketing any of its players, so….

 

QLE Posted: April 06, 2019 at 07:59 AM | 10 comment(s)
  Beats: david price, mlb, mookie betts

 

 

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