The Boston Red Sox are 2018 World Series champions. And while everyone did step up at the right time, David Price is as big a reason why as any. He finally put his postseason narrative to bed. Not only that, but he took the narrative and set it on fire. And now, he’s ready to stick around.
Following this season, Price could’ve opted out of his contract with the Red Sox. If he does, he’d obviously hit free agency. If he doesn’t, he be under contract through the 2022 season. And according to Alex Speier of the Boston Globe, he’s choosing the latter.
Price: ‘I’m not going anywhere’ he’s not opting out
— Alex Speier (@alexspeier) October 31, 2018
During the 2018 postseason, Price pitched to a 3.46 ERA over 26 innings of work. But in the World Series, he took a giant leap forward. A 1.98 ERA over 13.2 innings of work, for starters. Opponents hit just .156/.250/.267 against him. And in the series-clinching Game 5, he tossed seven innings of three-hit (and one-run) baseball.
Plus, aside from the money, why would he want to go anywhere else? The Red Sox just won 108 regular-season games. They cruised through the postseason and took the Los Angeles Dodgers down in five games. They’re not losing any major players this offseason.
From where we’re sitting, things couldn’t get much better in Boston.