Red Sox Trading David Price To Blue Jays?
Are the Red Sox trading David Price to the Blue Jays?
Boston brass has made it no secret that there is an organization-wide goal to dump some salary.
Guys like Mookie Betts and David Price have heard their names floated in multiple hypothetical trades over the past few months.
This week, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reported that Boston has engaged in talks with Toronto centering around a trade for Price.
In order for any such transaction to take place, the Red Sox would have to agree to take on a fairly sizable percentage of his $96 million salary.
Meanwhile, Toronto is interested in this proposed deal because it would give them a starter-level player who could make an immediate impact.
Price previously played for the Blue Jays during a three-month stretch in 2015. That year, the team made it to the ALCS.
Obviously Price is no longer in his prime and has been slowed down by injures, but he can still be a very impactful player.
Last year, he posted a 4.28 ERA in 22 starts. However, that marked the first time in nearly a decade that his ERA went above four.
Will this deal ultimately come to fruition? It remains to be seen. Does it make a ton of sense for the Blue Jays if Boston agrees to eat a large portion of the salary?