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Saturday, July 04, 2020

Dodgers pitcher David Price opts out of 2020 MLB season

The Los Angeles Dodgers will not have pitcher David Price in 2020. Price announced Saturday he will not take part in the 2020 Major League Baseball season.

Price, 34, said he believes it’s “in the best interest of my health and my family’s health” that he sits out this year.

Price added he will miss his teammates and will cheer them on. He told the team he look forward to representing it next season. Price finished his note telling everyone to “stay safe, be well and be kind.”

Price was traded to the Dodgers in February as part of the Mookie Betts deal. The 12-year veteran took part in spring training with the team before the coronavirus suspended the season.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: July 04, 2020 at 05:02 PM | 14 comment(s)
  Beats: coronavirus, david price

Friday, March 06, 2020

Rendon, Betts, Cole among baseball’s big offseason movers

Anthony Rendon won a World Series in Washington and then left the Nationals to join Mike Trout and Albert Pujols with the Los Angeles Angels. Gerrit Cole went to the New York Yankees to try to put them over the top.

Mookie Betts, the 2018 AL MVP, and two-time Cy Young Award winner Corey Kluber were shipped out by cash-cutting teams.

It’s been an active offseason for some of baseball’s biggest names.

There were a few, like World Series MVP Stephen Strasburg and Red Sox slugger J.D. Martinez, who decided to stick with the same teams. But for those who didn’t, here’s a scorecard to help you keep track of the offseason comings and goings

For those who’ve lost track of the major deals of the off-season, the list again, in summary form.


Sunday, February 09, 2020

Mookie Betts on way to L.A.—again (source)

DODGERS GET: OF Mookie Betts, LHP David Price, cash (all from BOS); RHP Brusdar Graterol, 67th pick in 2020 Draft (both from MIN)
RED SOX GET: OF Alex Verdugo, SS Jeter Downs, C Connor Wong (all from LA)
TWINS GET: RHP Kenta Maeda, cash (both from LA)


Wednesday, February 05, 2020

David Price Would Offer Dodgers More Name Recognition Than Certainty

As rumors of the various permutations of Mookie Betts trades float around the ether, it’s worth taking a closer look at the Dodgers’ rotation, mainly because of the possibility that David Price is included in what would become an even bigger blockbuster than a “simple” trade of one of the majors’ top five players. Despite losing both Hyun-Jin Ryu and Rich Hill in free agency, the Dodgers don’t lack for options to start, many of them good ones. But between inexperience and injury histories, those options also offer a great deal of uncertainty, and it’s not at all clear that the 34-year-old Price, whose performance has declined of late and who comes with his own recent spate of health woes, helps all that much.

Last year, the Dodgers had by far the NL’s best rotation in terms of ERA and FIP, though they finished behind the Nationals — whose starters ranked second in both categories — in WAR, because the Washington workhorses threw significantly more innings:

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By itself, the Dodgers’ lower innings total doesn’t matter, but the loss of Ryu, whose 182.2 innings were the most by any Los Angeles starter since 2015, leaves the team with only three pitchers who threw at least 100 innings last year, namely Walker Buehler (30 starts, 182.1 innings), Clayton Kershaw (28 starts, 178.1 innings), and Kenta Maeda (26 starts, 153.2 innings), the last of whom spent all of September in the bullpen and has been mentioned in at least one version of the Betts trade.

Since Andrew Friedman took the reins as president of baseball operations following the 2014 season, the Dodgers, like most of baseball, have basically abandoned the idea of a 200-inning pitcher. While 28 starters threw at least 200 innings in 2015, just 15 did so in ’19 — the same total as in both ’16 and ’17, as it turns out, and two more than in ’18. Kershaw and Zack Greinke both blew past the 200-inning mark in 2015 (232.2 innings for the former, 222.2 for the latter) but then Greinke opted out and signed a $206.5 million deal with the Diamondbacks. Kershaw has battled injuries since that point, and he has qualified for the ERA title (162 innings) just twice in four years while never making more than 28 starts in a season. Along the way, his performance has eroded; last year’s 3.03 ERA and 3.86 FIP were both his highest marks since his 2008 rookie campaign.

We’ve had (and will have some more) a lot of commentary involving Mookie- now’s as good a place as any to consider another player in said trade.

 

QLE Posted: February 05, 2020 at 01:15 AM | 12 comment(s)
  Beats: david price, dodgers

Sources: Red Sox agree to trade Mookie Betts, David Price to Dodgers

The Boston Red Sox and Los Angeles Dodgers have agreed to a blockbuster deal that will send former MVP Mookie Betts and left-hander David Price to Los Angeles for a package that includes outfielder Alex Verdugo, sources tell ESPN.

The trade includes a third team, the Minnesota Twins, with the Dodgers sending starter Kenta Maeda to Minnesota, which in turn will ship hard-throwing pitching prospect Brusdar Graterol to Boston, sources said, confirming a report by The Athletic.

The deal is pending medical reviews.

With the bidding for Betts heating up between the Dodgers and the National League West rival San Diego Padres in recent days, Boston chose to deal with Los Angeles and improve the team that lost in the division series to the Washington Nationals, the eventual World Series champions.

You know, it isn’t every day that a team with four World Series wins in the last sixteen years abruptly decides to tank for reasons that no one can understand…..

 

 

QLE Posted: February 05, 2020 at 12:24 AM | 68 comment(s)
  Beats: david price, dodgers, dollah dollah bills, y'all, greed, mookie betts, trades, white flag

 

 

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