David Price SP DET 3 days ago

Detroit Tigers starting pitcher David Price is currently not close to agreeing on a contract extension, according to the Detroit Free Press. Price's camp and the Tigers have been in contract discussions since the start of the season, but reportedly have made little progress and are still a ways apart. Failure to agree on an extension would likely mean that the 29-year-old will be dealt before the trade deadline, but the team's standing in the days leading up to the deadline will also factor in. "When we got eight days from the deadline, I had some folks ask me my thoughts then," said Bo McKinnis, Price's agent. "I said I feel like if they were to go 5-3 in those eight, that Dombrowski would hang on to him. This team -- he's got a lot invested in them and it's a solid club and hopefully (Miguel) Cabrera comes back here soon. I have no doubt that Dave's going to drag it to Thursday or Friday. If I was in his shoes, that's what I would do. This team was set up to win, and it's just kind of hard to throw in the towel." There are many factors still in play surrounding Price's future with the Tigers, but the situation will play itself out as the deadline approaches.

David Price SP DET 6 days ago

Detroit Tigers pitcher David Price may not be dealt at the trade deadline as the team has not yet decided if they will make him available, according to MLive.com. Price has posted a 6-2 record and a 1.66 ERA in his last 12 starts and has drawn significant interest from around the league, but the team could elect to hold on to the pending free agent as they are within four games of a playoff berth at the moment.

David Price SP DET 2 weeks ago

Price is open to a contract extension with the Tigers, but as of Monday, the two sides haven't made any progress toward a long-term deal, reports the Detroit Free Press. The talented left hander does not believe he will be traded by the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline, even with his team currently nine games back of Kansas City.

He says the Tigers are "hands down" one of the talented teams he's ever played on, but they've been battling inconsistency most of the season. He's due for a windfall in this contract and could approach Max Scherzer heights ($215 million) with a new deal. The Tigers are 15-3 in his starts this season and he is 9-2 with a 2.38 ERA and 115 K in 125 innings. The Tigers certainly could pay that kind of money, but this bears watching if they don't get busy on a deal soon. He'd be a max bid if a trade to the NL happened -- not that we're saying that's imminent, but NL-only owners should keep one on this prize, just in case.

David Price SP DET 3 weeks ago

Price allowed just five hits and three walks, and delivered eight strikeouts over 8.0 innings Thursday in a win over Minnesota. He did not allow an earned run.

He did get into several jams in the first couple innings and really wasn't sharp, but settled down and pitched his way out of trouble each time. Still, he allowed three walks over the first four innings and hurled his first two wild pitches of the season. But that's what the great ones do -- they get themselves out of jams even when they haven't got their best stuff. He's now 9-2 with a 1.12 WHIP and 2.38 ERA.

David Price SP DET 4 weeks ago

Price was sharp on Saturday, allowing just one run on eight hits and a walk over seven innings while striking out seven, to pick up his eighth win of the season.

He continues to post impressive numbers as the Tigers' ace, and Price now has a 2.54 ERA and 107:22 K:BB ratio in 117 innings. His next turn in the rotation comes on Thursday in Minnesota.

David Price SP DET 1 month ago

Price allowed four earned runs and six hits in six innings Sunday against the White Sox. He struck out five, but did not give up a walk.

He didn't exactly have his best stuff and left the game down 4-0. It was an odd situation, though -- he had only fired 99 pitches, but thought his day was done after six. He retreated to the clubhouse and went into his post-start routine, and was somewhat surprised when manager Brad Ausmus came looking for him. It was labelled a 'miscommunication' and one we doubt will happen again.

David Price SP DET 1 month ago

Price will make his scheduled start Sunday despite the Tigers' game being postponed Saturday, Anthony Fenech of the Detroit Free Press reports.

The Tigers will stick with their rotation rather than pushing back their starters by one day to in order to not skip Kyle Ryan's turn. He has dominated the White Sox in two other starts this season, going 1-0 with a 1.06 ERA and 20 strikeouts in 17 innings of work.

David Price SP DET 1 month ago

Price scattered nine hits over 6.2 innings Tuesday, giving up one run while issuing zero walks and striking out seven against the Indians.

The southpaw is now 9-1 in his last 11 starts against the Indians, which make sense as much of the thump in their lineup comes from the left side. He finished strong Tuesday, retiring the side in the fifth and sitting down seven of the next eight hitters. Price's former teammate, Chris Archer, may be the talk of the American League, but Price has put together a Cy Young-worthy start to the season in his own right. He will close out the week with a home start against the White Sox on Sunday.

David Price SP DET 1 month ago

Price pitched just five innings Wednesday against the Reds, allowing two runs on four hits and a walk while striking out six. He received no decision in the rain-delayed, 13-inning loss.

Neither Price nor Reds starter Johnny Cueto came out for more after an hour-plus of rain delay, leaving both stud pitchers with pedestrian lines. This was Price's second-shortest outing of the season, but he was at just 72 pitches, and thus the star lefty -- who was coming off consecutie complete games -- had a good chance to finish seven frames if not for the rain. He'll face the Indians (whom he shut out June 12) on Monday.

David Price SP DET 2 months ago

Price was dominant Friday night, hurling a seven-hit complete game shutout over Cleveland. He fired eight strikes and needed only 93 pitches.

He's now 6-2 with a 2.44 ERA and 1.12 WHIP. He didn't allow many base runners and when he did, his teammates bailed him out -- they turned four double plays. Just one hit -- a double -- went for extra bases and he didn't issue a walk.