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Breaking Angles: Dave Price Doesn’t Opt Out, Goes To A Parade

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Breaking Angles: Dave Price Doesn’t Opt Out, Goes To A Parade

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Three Days after getting his second World Series victory, after an insane playoff win drought, David Price has decided to take his option in the contract and stay with the Boston Red Sox through 2022. 

At the beginning of the season, it seemed like many of the Fenway Faithful were ready to give David Price one more season to prove himself deserving of the 10th largest sports contract in the world. $30+ million a year is a steep price to pay for a guy who can’t 

Whether it was his solid performance this postseason, or the fact that he put this team on his back twice in the World Series, all of the worries about Price seem to have diminished, at least for the time being. 

In 2018, Price began the season going 2-4 with a 5.11 ERA. Murmurs of the front office and fanbases displeasure began to grow into shouts, as Price attempted to turn around a potentially lost season. Those shouts became almost begging at certain points. We were all collectively asking David Price to set us all free from this prison of mediocrity at an insanely high price. 

 Prior to the 2018 postseason, the conversation centering around two centers of blame: Price and the Front Office. 

Let’s say David Price loses Game 2 and 5 of the ALCS and Game 2 of the World Series, I don’t think we’re having this kind of a conversation about him opting in. Instead it becomes, David Price is greedy and is looking to get his ring, no matter the financial hit to the Red Sox. Price turns into a selfish character in Boston, and that kind of player never gets a fair shake. 

But if Price were to have underperformed in the postseason, would he have been wrong to have still opted into his contract? No. Not at all. It’s not David Price’s fault that Dave Dombrowski overvalued his services and gave him a mammoth deal that didn’t work out. Not at all. If someone overpaid me for my services, but I had the chance to opt-in for a longer deal at the same pay for the same quality of work, who’s to say I’m not allowed to do that. 

Thankfully, we don’t have to have that conversation. In fact, we’ve seen the renaissance of David Price. Finally, after coming to the Red Sox in 2016, the David Price we all wanted on the hill at Fenway showed up. David Price, Red Sox Folk Hero, has arrived and he’s staying in Boston for a while. 

Reports also are surfacing that Price was seen at a parade in Boston with some friends.

Justin Colombo is a 2017 Broadway Show Softball League All-Star at 3B/SS. He's essentially the Manny Machado of the Kinky Boots team. Justin has been writing about Baseball since he was a little kid. Now that being an actor in NYC has given him a lot of free time, in 2015 he decided to take his passion public and founded Three Up, Three Down as a way to express his love for the game. From there, Three Up, Three Down grew from a hobby to an obsession. After years of growth and one insult from MLB's Historian, Justin launched The Turf, a way to expand into all areas of the sporting world. Follow him on Instagram and Twitter. LET'S. GO. METS.

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