Examining how the Boston Red Sox starting rotation will look without David Price pending his deal to the Los Angeles Dodgers.
The Mookie Betts, David Price trade to the Los Angeles Dodgers isn’t official yet, but presuming the two sides iron things out, the Boston Red Sox rotation will be missing a key member in 2020. Here are some predictions and analysis for the starting pitchers for the upcoming season.
During the two seasons that he was relatively injury-free, lefty hurler David Price was an invaluable member of the starting rotation. In 2016, he went 17-9, had 228 strikeouts, and led the league with 239 innings pitched.
In 2018, he went 16-7, produced a respectable 3.58 ERA, and oh yeah…won two games and boasted a sub-two ERA in the Fall Classic. Regardless of how one feels about Price’s off-field controversies, it’s hard to deny that when healthy, he’s a solid number two starter. His imminent departure now thins out an already shaky starting rotation.