The Boston Red Sox signed a seven-year, $217 million contract with David Price during the MLB free agency. The deal was a record-breaking one in Major League Baseball’s history. But is the money worth it?
Bringing him in the roster is something big, though, for the Red Sox. But at 30, is Price worth a seven-year deal? After 4-5 years, Price’s form may start to decline. Something above $30 million is too much a cost at that phase for any player. Price now will be in the Red Sox roster, but once he goes downhill, there isn’t a way to try something different. No other team will be interested to sign the player with a huge deal at that time.
Price is now going to be the face of the franchise, but he is no longer the 25-year-old promising star. A team generally puts so much money on a guy to build around him. Price’s agent recently commented that he was shocked that the Toronto Blue Jay’s didn’t offer him a deal. According to agent, the left-hander was ready to return to his old team.
“He had a wonderful time there and the bulk of the club is back there and he would’ve enjoyed being with them,” said agent Bo McKinnis.