Is Price an overpaid, thin-skinned, prima donna ill-suited for Boston baseball? Or is he the Red Sox’ secret weapon destined to establish his value and earn fans’ love with a strong 2017 finish and (gulp) postseason glory? We’re pretty sure Price hates Boston, but could he yet emerge as a rich man’s John Lackey? Could Price wind up being a guy who delivers the goods even though he hates Boston with the power of a thousand suns?Looks a lot like this column from last month, doesn't it?
Is David Price destined to become a Red Sox lefty hero on a par with Jon Lester, or an overpaid free agent flop like Jack Clark and Pablo Sandoval?Can't imagine why am athlete would hate playing in Boston with all this positive, supportive media coverage...
Price is a Fenway lightning rod in the spring of 2017. At this hour, the big questions around Price are:
■ Can he pitch in Boston?
■ Does he hate it here?
■ Will he exercise his option to leave Boston after the 2018 season?
■ Should he have taken less money to sign with the Cardinals?
■ Does he spend more time and energy on Twitter than Donald Trump?