Price has no compassion for hitters
It made sense to feel sorry for the hitters on Monday, having to step in on the second day of full squad workouts and and face live pitching at 9:30 in the morning with temperatures in the 40s.
But not if you were David Price, who said he had "not one bit" of compassion for them and joked they had better stay on their toes since one would inevitably get hit anyway.
"They can get in the cages, they can have a friend throw to them before the come here,'' Price said. "So I don't feel for them one bit. It's the first time we've seen hitters up at the plate. Some of the guys are up there gangster hacking and some of the guys want to get mad at us for throwing inside. I'm about to put a bounty on the first position player that gets hit by a pitch - that's $100 from me. Just go ahead and get that out of the way now. As long as it's not Longo. I don't want him to get hit like he did last year by one of our players (Josh Lueke).''
Price said he had a good day overall, ready for the next step of throwing to hitters and it was probably the best he felt all spring.