The latest Red Sox news from the winter meetings surfaced earlier tonight from ESPN’s Jeff Passan. Passan reports that multiple teams are interested in trading for Red Sox starter David Price.
As Passan mentions in the above tweet, the Red Sox would most likely eat some of the money that Price is owed over the next three years in a deal or they could add a player to the deal. This isn’t the first time we have heard this offseason about the possibility of the Red Sox dealing a starter.
The Red Sox haven’t been shy in stating publicly their goal on getting below the luxury tax threshold for the 2020 season. A deal that includes Price would help the team accomplish that goal. However, a deal that would ship one of your best starters away would obviously make your team less talented and would probably get a significant amount of fan backlash.
A David Price trade would most likely come after the Gerrit Cole signing giving the teams that missed out on him the opportunity to acquire Price instead. I’m sure we will hear some more whispers over the next few days at the winter meetings not only on Price, but other rumors on how the Red Sox could possibly attempt to shed payroll.
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