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David Price

Rays pitcher

Rays pitcher

David Price

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.



  1. Tampa Bay trades in another icon in David Price deal

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    The past year has not been easy here in Tampa Bay. Think about it. We have lost three of the most iconic, three of the best, three of the most popular athletes in Tampa Bay sports history. It started last summer, when the Lightning bought out the contract of captain Vinny Lecavalier, the face of the franchise. …

    DIRK SHADD   |  Times (2010)
  2. Photos: Rays pitcher David Price

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    Tampa Bay Rays star pitcher, David Price has been traded to the Detroit Tigers Tigers. Price's presence will definitely be missed from a team and community perspective. We've had the privilege of photographing Price for his nearly 6 years with the club. Here's a look back at some fun and compelling …

    OT_334855_ZUPP_Rays_13 (Port Charlotte, 03/05/2011) Tampa Bay Rays pitcher David Price hangs out with the team before the start of the game. Tampa Bay Rays play the Minnesota Twins at the Charlotte Sports Park. [CHRIS ZUPPA, Times]
  3. David Price trade deal is better than you think

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    ST. PETERSBURG

    That's it? That's all? Bet that's what you're thinking right now. I'm guessing that was your immediate reaction when you heard the Rays traded their best pitcher — the best pitcher they have ever had, maybe the best player they have ever had — to the Tigers just before Thursday's Major …

    Pitcher Drew Smyly is not only going to be able to step into the rotation for the rest of the season, but will give you another four-and-half-years at a reasonable price, Tom Jones writes. [AP photo]
  4. David Price leaves Rays, but stadium issue remains

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    ST. PETERSBURG — Pitching ace David Price is gone, closing a memorable era for the Rays. The debate about Tropicana Field isn't going anywhere.

  5. David Price's best moments with Rays

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    2008, closing out Game 7 of ALCS

    Having made his debut in mid September, Price was used out of the bullpen in the 2008 postseason and made a quite an impact, none more memorable than Game 7 of the ALCS against Boston at the Trop. Price came in with the bases loaded and two outs in the eighth with the Rays …

    David Price celebrates one of the great moments in Rays history, the Game 7 defeat of the Red Sox in the ALCS.
  6. Thanks for the memories, David Price

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    Someday, it will just feel like a bad day at the ballpark. Nothing worse than that.

    David Price is gone, and somehow, it feels as if the heartbeat of a franchise is gone, too, Gary Shelton writes. [WILL VRAGOVIC | Times]
  7. David Price on Rays trade: 'Absolute sadness' (w/video)

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    ST. PETERSBURG — The "absolute sadness" ace pitcher David Price said he felt after being traded by the Rays to the Detroit Tigers in a three-way deal Thursday was shared by many fans who believe the team's chances to reach the playoffs this season went with him. But while top Rays officials said they shared some …

    David Price tips his cap to the crowd after being relieved in the eighth inning of the Rays' home opener against the Toronto Blue Jays. [WILL VRAGOVIC | Times]
  8. Trade David Price. Now.

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    ST. PETERSBURG

    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 …

    As hard as it is to admit, trading David Price before Thursday's 4 p.m. trade deadline really is the best thing for the Rays, Tom Jones writes. [DIRK SHADD | Times]
  9. Rays' loss to Brewers fuels David Price trade speculation

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    ST. PETERSBURG — One way or another, David Price will be involved in a trade today.

     Rays starting pitcher David Price leaves the mound and heads off the field for what could be the last time in a Rays uniform after the final out of the seventh inning against the Milwaukee Brewers. [DIRK SHADD | Times]
  10. Rays' David Price awaiting fate as trade deadline approaches

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    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.

    Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher David Price (14) after the top of the third inning of the Boston Red Sox at the Tampa Bay Rays in Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla. on Friday, July 25, 2014.