The Price Is Right For The Blue Jays
The Toronto Blue Jays brain-trust shocked the baseball world for the second time this week acquiring perennial All-Star pitcher David Price from the Detroit Tigers.
Jays GM Alex Anthopoulos dangled three left handed pitching prospects Daniel Norris, Matt Boyd and Jairo Labourt and the price was right. The Jays new acquisition will unanimously become the Blue Jays staff ace in a week when the team has already added shortstop Troy Tulowitzki.
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) July 30, 2015
Price is 9-4 with a tidy 2.53 earned run average in 21 starts thus far this season with the Tigers. The 29-year old is poised to become a free agent at season’s end unless the Jays can convince him to remain north of the border. Marcus Stroman already took to Twitter to begin the process of signing Price to a long-term deal.
Even one of the newest Blue Jays Latroy Hawkins thought he was dreaming when he was made aware of his new teammate.
The Jays send their top prospect to Detroit in Daniel Norris; the lefty hurler has struggled mightily since his demotion back to the minors however has huge upside. Norris is 3-10 with an inflated 4.27 earned run average in 16 starts with the Triple “A” Bison’s. The Jays auditioned Matt Boyd for two starts earlier in the season seeing the 24-year old succumb to a 14.85 earned run average in his brief stint in the majors. Jairo Labourt is a big arm from the left side pitching to the tune of a 4.59 earned run average in High “A” ball this season.
The Jays took a gamble but not only was the timing right, the “Price was Right.”
— David Price (@DAVIDprice14) July 30, 2015