David Price is a Cy Young Award-winning pitcher for the Tampa Bay Rays. The first overall selection in the 2007 draft, Price pitched out of the bullpen during the Rays' run through the 2008 playoffs and helped send the Rays to the World Series with a save in Game 7 of the American League Championship Series. The left-hander was the American League starter for the 2010 All-Star Game and won the AL Cy Young Award after a 20-win season in 2012. The Rays once gave out miniature versions of Price's French bulldog, Astro, whose popularity nearly rivals his owner's.
You have to do it, and you have to do it now. Trade David Price. I know. If you're a Rays fan, that stinks. When you draw up blueprints to build championship ball clubs, you look to get pitchers such as Price, not get rid of them. He's the ace of the Rays staff, a leader in the clubhouse and …
ST. PETERSBURG — One way or another, David Price will be involved in a trade today.
ST. PETERSBURG — It may be no consolation, but David Price goes into today's start at least knowing there soon will be resolution on his trade status with Thursday's 4 p.m. deadline for nonwaiver deals.
Big game. Big series.
Rays vs. Red Sox. Even normally sleepy Tropicana Field had a bit of buzz to it Friday night. Okay, so it wasn't Fenway Park, and it didn't quite feel like October, but it did feel like a game that mattered.
ST. PETERSBURG — In the Rays' opening game of a pivotal home series against a fierce, bitter rival, manager Joe Maddon liked the fire he saw with ace David Price and slugger Evan Longoria leading the charge in Friday night's 6-4 comeback win over Boston.
ST. LOUIS — About 10 Rays walked over to Busch Stadium on Sunday night for the rare opportunity to sit in the stands and watch a big-league game as they took in the final few innings of the Cardinals-Dodgers game.
ST. PETERSBURG — Rays left-hander David Price impressively earned a complete game in a 7-3 victory over the Twins on Tuesday night.
But his protective cup deserves a save.
ST. PETERSBURG — LHP David Price enters tonight's start against the Twins hoping to kick off a series better than he did Thursday in a loss to the Yankees.
Before there were pitchers, before there were catchers, before there were green fields waiting for a team to begin work upon them, there was a singular belief in tomorrow.
ST. PETERSBURG — The symbolism was ominous, even if the timing was innocent. By the time the Rays opened their clubhouse to the media Wednesday, 13 hours after their season ended in a loss to Boston, David Price had already emptied out his locker and left the building.